Love craft beer and want to #SupportLocal? Hit these local breweries for some absolutely unique Singaporean craft beers.
Singapore has a rich nightlife scene and there is something for everyone, from cocktail bars, beach clubs, rooftop bars to whiskey joints, you are treated to endless options for a night of revelry. But if your choice of poison is beer, this article is for you.
Gone are the days where you have to search every nook and cranny to get your hands on a unique brew. Nowadays, you can get obscure beers delivered right to your doorstep. While most of these are American and British craft beers, Singaporean breweries have been crafting some particularly interesting brews of their own. Want to get a taste of crafty local lagers and stunning saisons? Here’s a roundup of our favourite Singapore craft beer breweries.
Having made their debut in the craft beer scene in 2017, they have a range of beers under their belt such as Brick Head Pilsner, Dodgy Tip Pale Ale and Road Hog Session. You can try their fresh brews in bars and restaurants, including Supler Loco and 28 Hong Kong Street. Or you can have it delivered right to your home via Redmart.
Trouble Brewing, visit website for stockists.
Tuas Brewing Co.
As the moniker suggests, all the magic happens right at Tuas. Trouble Brewings’s new project debuted with a lager that pays homage to our nation. Aptly named Singapore Lager, this light, sessionable beer pairs nicely with local classics. It’s stocked at several bars around town and you can also home delivered. Hanging around Boat Quay? After a hearty meal at BK Eating House, head down to BQ Bar or Molly Malone’s Irish Bar and grab a bottle or two to wash it all down.
Tuas Brewing Co., visit website for stockists.
Founded way, way back in 1997, Brewerkz was a pioneer of the microbrew movement in Singapore. The bar-restaurant concept offers seven unique beers referencing British, European, and American styles. Our personal favourite? The dark, creamy oatmeal stout that offers notes of chocolate, coffee and a bold roasted malt flavour. Fans of lighter beers can opt for the dry and lightly hoppy German pilsner.
Brewerkz, three locations.
The Archipelago Brewery has quite a storied history. The brewery first opened its doors in 1933 under the German brewery, Becks, before being seized by the British in WWII. Decades later in 2006, it reopened under Singaporean owners and began brewing small batches of craft beers. Regular offerings include the Irish ale, summer IPA (perfect for our weather), the Bohemian lager, and the Belgian wit. Their most exciting offering is Singapore Blonde ale. It is brewed with crushed calamansi and pandan leaves for a crisp, refreshing taste that’s unique among local craft beers.
Archipelago Brewery, visit website for stockists.
These guys get loads of attention (especially on Saint Patrick’s Day) for their brightly coloured Green Monster Lager. While green beer might seem like a gimmick, the folks behind RedDot BrewHouse are serious about their craft. In addition to the Green Monster, the brew house offers six other brews, including RedDot Lime Wheat. The mastermind behind these beers and ales is Brewmaster Ernest Ng, who brings to the taps over a decade of homebrewing experience.
RedDot BrewHouse, located at Dempsey Hill and Boat Quay.
Perched 33 floors above the city, in the penthouse of the Marina Bay Financial Centre, you’ll find the world’s highest craft microbrewery. While taking in the view, you’ll get to savour the bar’s selection of beers including the blond lager, Indian pale ale, stout, house porter and the wheat beer – all brewed based on time-tested recipes.
Level33, 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant
Boasting charmingly run-down digs and a cosy dive bar setting, this unpretentious brewery serves up stellar brews with some really stylish bottle designs. Dive right into the Blk 622 – a bold beer featuring double malted barley with a hint of caramel brewed at a very sessionable 5.25%, or go for something a little more exotic and try the sharp, ginger-flavoured General.
The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant,261 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427515
Little Island Brewing Company
While its location is hardly convenient (if you don’t live near Changi), a trip to Little Island Brewing Company is more than worthwhile if you like adventurous craft brews. On tap, you’ll find brews like the heady 7.8% ABV oaked stock ale to a light European style golden ale with floral notes. Want something truly Singaporean? Pour a pint of the Singapore Pale Ale, an oak matured IPA with a mild flowery and woody aroma that lingers with a bitter and dry finish. All beers at Little Island are also unpasteurised and unfiltered.
Little Island Brewing Co., #01-01/02, 6 Changi Village, Singapore 509907
While Hospoda may be a Singaporean brewery, the speciality here is Czech Pilsen. Sure, you can always grab a bottle of Pilsner Urquel, but having freshly brewed Czech lager is quite an experience. Despite it being a European beer, this crisp, dry style is perfect to cool off with in our weather.
Hospoda, #01-19, 180 Albert Street, Singapore 189971
Brewlander & Co.
Co-owned by television host Allan Wu and former radio DJ Daniel Ong, Brewlander & Co is Singapore’s first gypsy brewery (a brewery that ‘borrows’ the facilities of another brewery to brew their own beers). Right now, Brewlander offers four bottled beers – the Courage double IPA, the Love wild IPA, the Hope summer ale, and the Pride saison. While Brewlander doesn’t have a bar, its beers are available at various craft beer bars and distributers like Freehouse and Thirsty.
Brewlander & Co, see website for stockists.