Craft Singapore 2018 – The More than Beer Edition

Craft Singapore

Craft Singapore 2018 returns this year, expanding focus from craft beer to cocktails, spirits, food and a retail market. The event will take place from 21 – 23 September at 30 Maxwell Road.

Back for the third year, Craft Singapore will span 3 days of craft and artisanal beers, spirits and food amidst  a chill, weekend environment that the whole family can enjoy.

Expect to see many local brewers share their taps at the event including the likes of  The 1925 Brewing Co., Trouble Brewing and The Mad Tapper. New brewer at Little Creatures Singapore, Greg will be serving up their hoppy Pilsner, ‘Rogers’ Amber ale, their rugged IPA, famous Pale Ale and newly released Dog Days session ale on tap.

Greg Brown, Assistant Brewer, Little Creatures Mohamed Ali Lane talks about community and Craft Singapore: “The team at Little Creatures is thrilled to be part of Craft Singapore this September. Being one of Australia’s oldest and most-loved craft beer breweries, Little Creatures are always looking to support events that encourage Singaporeans to come and taste craft beers and experience something a little bit different. For Craft Singapore, we are delighted to be showcasing a bunch of Little Creatures beers from Australia that most Singaporeans have never seen before, including a single-batch collaboration beer with leading Vietnam craft beer brewery, Heart of Darkness.”

Urban Ales and the Singapore Beer Project will be sharing a booth; expect to see the debut of ‘Kiam Sng Di’ from the latter. This is a new blend combining sweet guava flavour with sour plum.

Local Gin Distillery Tanglin Gin will also be serving up cocktails. This under-the-radar brand launched recently this year and has quietly been taking over the cocktail menu at several bars and restaurants.

Andy Hodgson, Founder of Tanglin Gin, shares his thoughts about what he hopes to see at this year’s Craft Festival: “After a long time planning, we were finally able to launch Tanglin Gin in June this year – the first distillery in Singapore, and Singapore’s First Gin. As a craft distillery we are therefore really excited to showcase our Gin at Craft Singapore, and hopefully inspire the next wave of home grown distilleries. There is a huge amount of talent at Craft Singapore – from microbreweries to some amazing foods to sample, which we are sure will attract a great range of people. We love meeting the fans, and soon to be fans, of Tanglin, so we hope to talk to as many of you as possible so we can develop further flavours and products that you think showcase the Spirit of Singapore.”

What’s a festival without food? Visitors can sample the Smoky Beef Brisket from Sidecar Sausages , or gorge on unique Korean-Mexican bites by VatosUrban Tacos , including crowd pleasers such as the Spicy Chicken Tacos and Shredded Pork Tamales. For dessert, tuck into a few bites from Bonnie’s Chocolates .

There will also be a retail market from 2-8pm on Saturday, and 12-8pm on Sunday, showcasing a wide range of talented retailers and artisans.

Bring the kids for Sunday brunch; they get free entry and a dedicated play area for children under 12. Kids can enjoy fun activities lined up such as face painting, balloon twisting and
a bouncy castle.

Tickets (SGD 20) are available for sale on Waave at this link. VIP tickets (SGD 80) includes access to the VIP lounge from 3pm to 9pm, which serves free flow beer, selected canapés and water.

*Pictures courtesy of Craft Festival.