After years of wandering as a “gypsy brewery” and making beers in Cambodia, homegrown craft beer label Brewlander has now set up its very own brewery in Tuas.
It’s a goal that has finally been achieved after nine months of construction delay due to COVID-19.
Up and running since Jan 2021, it kick-starts a new chapter with “bigger and crazier” beers that’ll promise to wow your taste buds.
Award-winning brewer John Wei
Helmed by award-winning brewer John Wei, it’s a large state-of-the-art brewery with everything needed to mill, mash, boil, ferment, filter its beers. There’s even a bottling and canning line that allows them to complete the entire packaging process.
New brewery, exciting brews
From this comes its first homegrown brews—three are new creations available in brightly coloured cans while the fourth is an old favourite. All are available for pre-order for delivery on Mar 8 onwards. But before you add to cart, here’s a closer look at the new brews.
Acid Hop: Loads of hops and a refreshing tartness from pineapples make this Sour IPA an enjoyable brew for any time of the day, even at 6% ABV.
Psychedelic NEIPA: New England style IPA typically features tropical fruity flavours and has a hazy appearance. The Psychedelic NEIPA has been double dry hopped with Citra and Chinook hops to produce a juicy and piney profile with a soft bitterness and silky mouthfeel.
Cherry Sundae Pastry Stout: This has been described as “outrageous and silly” but what it really means is that you can expect a robust and rich flavour with a velvety mouthfeel. It is created by fermenting Kveik yeast, and using premium roasted malts, freshly roasted cacao nibs from local chocolate brand Fossa and plenty of ripe dark cherries.
Courage Double IPA: An oldie but goodie. Brewlander has brought back this brew so take the opportunity to enjoy a cold one while you can. At 8.2% ABV, this is the strongest of its IPAs. The West Coast style brew features Columbus, Simcoe, Chinook, Ekuanot and Centennial hops in abundance, creating a bright, hoppy beer further supported by a firm bitterness.