We braved the rain for Beerfest 2017 — and it was worth it!

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    With the frequent downpours lately, the weather hasn’t been too kind for any sort of outings. However, that didn’t stop us from checking out this year’s Beerfest — and aren’t we glad we went! This year’s Beerfest features a selection of more than 500 craft beers from around the world all under one roof. There’s also live music performances from local bands, alongside food stalls.

    If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, go crack open a couple of cold ones at the 9th edition of Beerfest Asia, held at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre.

    More than 100 labels are making their debut at Beer Fest
    More than 100 new labels are making their debut at Beerfest

    More than 500 beers to try!

    Beerfest Asia 2017 also features the debuts of more than 100 new labels in Singapore. I managed to get hold of Brooklyn Lager, a classic from American brewing company Brooklyn Brewery. Famous for their barrel-aged beers, this is the first time such a creation can be found on our shores. The lager was exceptionally smooth and was a great complement to the chicken wings we ordered.

    Beer and chicken wings -- best combo in the world
    Beer and chicken wings — best combo in the world

    Prefer something different? Stark’s Lychee Ale promises a sweet tinge of lychee flavor without losing its original identity as a beer. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, the label is collaborating with local ice creamery, Creamier, to bring you a selection of beer floats. Stark Craft Beer is Indonesia’s pioneer craft beer brewery and is making waves upon its entry into the local beer scene.

    Have a Ki Siao Brown Ale and more

    Other brands to check out: Draft Denmark is introducing its unicorn beer, an Instagram-worthy beverage that is a treat for both your eyes and taste buds. Looking for something with a little more local punch? Tune up the merry at your table with Archipelago Brewery’s Singlish beers. With catchy names like Ki Siao Brown Ale and Sibeh Ho Witbier – you’ll be kept entertained all night!

    Beerfest Asia 2017 also features 3 stages for live music and DJ sets alongside workshops and classes to bring out that beer maestro in you. There are also a whole range of activities such as Beer Yoga (on Aug 20) and games like darts, beer pong and virtual golf.

    Take a swig, swing we mean, at the virtual golf station
    Take a swig, swing we mean, at the virtual golf station

    It is definitely an event not to be missed if you are a real beer lover.

    Beerfest Asia 2017 is held from 17-20 August 2017 at Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Ticket prices from $28 onwards. UOB cardholders are entitled to benefits and discounts. Check it out.

    Beerfest Asia 2017

    Dates: 17-20 August

    Marina Bay Cruise Centre

    Article and images by Ashley Lim



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    Unlike its moniker, Puffer fish is actually quite friendly and approachable. Unless you’re out to eat her lunch – or dessert — to be precise – then be prepared that she might raise her spikes at you. Good food is just one of her many likes, Puffer Fish also loves visiting new and familiar places around the world because she believes there are always new discoveries and adventures to be had. She considers herself one lucky ass to be able to put her editorial background to good use by sharing her travel and gastronomical adventures online via Gratenews. She hopes readers get as much enjoyment and insights from her pieces as she has writing them.