It wasn’t that long ago when craft beer was an alien concept to this part of the world. My first Singapore craft beer event was a small fair in a function room in 2011. There were just a few distributors showcasing beers that I hadn’t tasted before, from India Pale Ales (IPAs) to Trappist beers.
Since then, the scene has grown massively. While it remains a small community that won’t make the commercial beer giants lose sleep any time soon, it’s spawned a festival and a homebrewing showcase. There have also been new craft beer bars, local microbreweries and imports practically every month. It’s expensive to keep up, so I decided to create something useful from this pastime.
Instead of a post that highlights a few bars, here’s a survey of the best Singapore craft beer spots that I have visited, grouped according to location. I left out the restaurants and cafes that stock a few bottles and focused on those places that specialise in craft beer. To skip the introduction for newcomers and go straight to the list, click here.