Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for awhile…
There’s a new craft beer (homemade beer) scene here in the Philippines!
Leading the pack is Katipunan beer. Starting out in a kitchen, this enterprise has grown by leaps and bounds, as this video will attest to:
Second is Fat Pauly’s, a beer from Iligan I’ve been wanting to try, and finally did last Halloween. I had their Mont Lelong Smoked Mocha Porter and their Smashin’ Pumpkin 2013 Limited. The latter was better. Now I have to try their classic Iligan Pale Ale and their Ilaya Intensely Hopped Pale Ale.
Third is Bogs Brew from Bacolod. I like their Primo more than their basic. Try to get it at the Ilonggo fair they throw once a year here in Metro Manila.
The fourth is 7107 Islands beer. I had their summer beer which was copious but not that exciting.
And where can you get all these beers? At Global Beer Exchange, of course. Located in the Paseo de Magallanes Center, this unassuming bar is a mecca for local and foreign craft beers.
You can also get most of them from Anton’s High End Sari-Sari store in Bel Air Village (09178844111).
And so I’ve tried all the local craft beers… wait… what is this Craftpoint beer?
Back to the Barcave!
Update: I finally had Liberation beer by Craftpoint, it’s better than I expected. I expect to have another one 😉
2nd Update: An easier place to get Filipino craft beer is at Big Bad Wolf. Located at its new location off Burgos Circle in Bonifacio Global City. They even have their own brown ale which was pretty good 🙂