Brewing in Singapore

One man's adventure of brewing beer in Asia.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Meet the Brewers

I thought that it might be fun for everyone to say hi to the brewers here in Singapore - you know to get to know what they look like so the next time you see them you can buy them a beer (I hear that it is particularly good luck to but beer for a brewer with a beard - suppose to bring great prosperity)

Tiger Brewery - 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
Duncan Crow - Pix not available

- 30 Merchant Road #01-05/06 (Riverside Point)

Scott Robertson - Brewerkz

Kim Tang - Brewerkz

Neo Say Wee (and wife) - Brewerkz

Paulaner Brauhaus
- (Suntec) - at Millenia Walk

Alex Buchner

Archipelago - 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim (the yellow building)

Fal Allen

Ben Tan (and wife)

Pump Room
- 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay#01-09/10

Scott Bezcak

Jeff Murphy

Red Dot Brewhouse
- Block 25A, #01-01 Dempsey Road

Ernest Ng

Siao Chu


Beer Station
- 9 Lock Road at Gillman village

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Tawandang - Dempsy (behind Red Dot)

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Lucky Eight - 8

The beer scene in Asia is changing and changing pretty quickly. Twelve years back there was but one brewery here in Singapore - Asia Pacific Breweries, the makers of Anchor and Tiger beers. Then came Paulaner, albeit briefly (as they closed soon after at that location), before Brewerkz opened 1n 1997, followed by Paulaner at a new location in Suntec. It remained that way (with these three breweries) for almost 10 years, that is until Archipelago opened a new brewery in 2006 bringing the total number to four. Since then things have sped up a bit, The Pump Room opened later that same year, the Red Dot Brewhouse in Dempsy area opened late in 2007, The Beer Station in Gillman Village soon followed - and now (once again in Dempsy) we will soon have another place that makes our favorite of all beverages - beer. The Tawandang brewery, which has two other locations in Bangkok, will soon open their doors to the thirsty public of Singapore. This new location is a somewhat smaller version of the Behemoth location that they have in central Bangkok - but that seems natural as greater Bangkok has about three times as many people as the island nation of Singapore. I have written a bit about the Tawandang Brewery before ( ). Although I don't know what the Tawandang brewery in Singapore will be like if the beer, food, and floor show is anything like their Bangkok operations it will be well worth checking out. The new Tawandang brewery's Singapore location will be very near Ernest's RedDot Brewhouse making the Dempsy area the second cluster to have dueling breweries (Clark Quay has Brewerkz on one side of the river and the Pump Room on the other side). This is all good for the Singaporean beer drinker. Now we have Eight breweries and maybe more to come. With all the thousands of restaurants, food stalls and eateries in Singapore I feel sure that we can support a few more places that make and serve great beers. If you are a beer drinker in Singapore eight is your new luck number

The Breweries - In chronological order

Tiger Brewery - 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
recommended outlet - the Tiger tavern at the brewery
Brewerkz - 30 Merchant Road #01-05/06 (Riverside Point)
Brewerkz KA - Kampong Ampat (brewery no beer service) - 171 Kampong Ampat
Outlets (beers but no brewery)
Brewerkz Kallang - 2 Stadium Walk #01-06/07/K1
Brewerkz Bukit Timah - 903 Bukit Timah Road
Paulaner Brauhaus- (Suntec) - at Millenia Walk
Archipelago - 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim (the yellow building - brewery no beer service)
outlets (beers but no brewery)
Archipelago Craft Beer Outlet - 79 Circular rd, behind Boat Quay
Queen & Mangosteen - 1 Harborfront walk #01-106/107 VivoCity
Pump Room - 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay#01-09/10
outlets (beers but no brewery)
The Pump Room Great World - 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-66/67 Great World City
Red Dot Brewhouse - Block 25A, #01-01 Dempsey Road
Beer Station - 9 Lock Road at Gillman village
Tawandang - Dempsy (behind Red Dot)
two other locations - Rama III Road, Bangkok (1999) & Ram Indra toll way (2005) in Bangkok