Brewing in Singapore

One man's adventure of brewing beer in Asia.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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


At 9:20 AM, Blogger Jon said...

Cool, looking forward to it. Now if one could just have a go at a cask conditioned ale.....

At 10:24 PM, Blogger Fal Allen said...

True cask beer - here in the tropics .... hmmm maybe, although I am not sure you could really go thu it fast enough. Cask beer is tough to sell people who are not use to it. Brewerkz has a pretty good version of cask beer on most days - it is usually the "Hop Back" - give that one a try

At 10:13 PM, Blogger kennhyn said...

I hope asian will understand beer a bit more. I'm a bit disappointed on beerfest, but it takes time for asian to appreciate the type or variant of beer available.

So when are you going to brew your durian beer, durian season is coming soon in Penang.

At 12:03 AM, Blogger Homebrew said...

Thank for this list - I'm moving to Singapore later this year and currently researching homebrew supplies, bars, sources of imported beer. I'll be reading a lot more of your blog.

Homebrew Japan

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Fal Allen said...

For more Singapore places check

At 5:40 AM, Blogger jirik953 said...

could you change the domain for The BeerStaion to

At 2:37 AM, Blogger 19730608 said...

Hi, I Think you forgot Orang Utan Brewery in Singapure to mention. Meanwhile also closed. And there is a new one opened I think March 2010 Adstra Gold Brewery. Red Dot brewery will Open a outlet

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Fal Allen said...

Orang Utang (sadly) went out of Business many years ago. RedDots new outlet (now open) is an extension of there other brewery. And Astra - not sure we can count then as they don't even have a brewhouse - their beer is all from premix powders - not really a brewery (at least by my way of thinking)

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Fal Allen said...

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