Of course, you have to start by sampling new and rare craft beers
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Depending on your game plan, you can either go for the lighter lagers, witbier or pale ales first before moving on to the extra stouts, dark ales and barrel aged goods that have a higher ABV, zoom in on more exclusive, seasonal beers, or simply select the taste profiles that you like. Whatever your strategy, keep in mind that the event boasts a whopping over 500 beers and ciders, there’s a chance you might miss out on some brews.
To streamline your choices, some interesting highlights are the herbaceous Cockies Ocean Road Pale Ale from Geelong (Melbourne), New Zealand’s Brothers Coconut and Lime cider, and the bubbly Gosnells London Mead—watch out for exclusive stuff like the Atlas 16% Mega Strong beer with a 16% ABV, and Archipelago has crafted special beers including a Finnish traditional Sahti brew using baker’s yeast and a triple fermented 14% ABV Dark Ale.
Tip: You can also check out the booths with the Asia Beer Award medal for award-winning brews or look out for sampling platters starting from $8.
And then refuel with delicious grub
Sure, it’s all about the beer, but your stomach will definitely be growling by the time you’re (maybe) done with tasting the day’s offerings. Partners Mr & Mrs Maxwell, Tiger’s Milk and Harry’s are dishing out bites like chicken wings, burgers, chili crab mee goreng, chicken rendang fried rice and five-spices crispy pork knuckle. So if you’re on a strict liquid diet, you’ll be missing out.
Tip: Don’t forget to check out the food promotions flashing on the big screens.
Once you’re all pumped up, gather your friends for rounds of pub games
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Work off any pent-up energy by challenging your posse to a game of beer pong, darts or foosball. It’s all in good, raucous fun, so there’s no better time to let loose.
Tip: If you need some post game, non-alcoholic hydration, grab some Redmart Water at all cashier points.
Tired? Then cap the night with great live music
Or have a laugh at the Comedy Lounge
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One of Beerfest Asia’s most popular headliners is its line-up of local and international stand-up comedy acts. This year’s comedians include Wes Zaharuk, who has performed his madcap brand of humor (that involves the use of random props) in countries like US, Canada and Germany and Lars Callieou, who has toured with Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and Martin Short. For a barrelful of laughs, look no further.
Tip: Grab the UOB Exclusive Jun 16 $117 VIP ticket for free entry to Wes or Lars’ Thursday shows. Ticket handling charges apply.
Ticket prices range from $25 for a one-day pass (Thurs/Sun), $100 for a four-day pass and $117 for a one-day VIP package (with free-flow beer). For more information, visit their website.
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