Each time the first Friday of August rolls around, beer lovers all over the globe feel the familiar singing in their veins drawing them towards their favourite bottle of lager or ale. Since the day is named International Beer Day, set aside a time to honour a drink deeply embedded in world history. It’s not hard to decipher where the beverage’s universal popularity comes from—beer is an equaliser. Often found scattered atop the table during times of elation, despair or camaraderie, beer symbolises the plight of the ordinary and humble. In the spirit of the upcoming celebration, we have come up with a list of the best locally brewed craft beers for you to relish.
1. The 1925 Brewing Co.
Founded by two brothers and their uncle, The 1925 Brewing Co. bears the birth year of their grandfather, who singlehandedly launched his own modest trading business in Teochew dry goods and foods. In this way, the company pays tribute to the first generation of Singaporeans, whose pioneering spirit and courageous grit are embedded in the cornerstones of our homeland. Packaged within nostalgic artworks and named after ordinary local icons, the brewery's flavours draw inspiration from Asian ingredients and culture, and are crafted to be the perfect accompaniment to Asian food and drinks.
The heart-aching passion and raw history condensed into each 1925 brew is phenomenal. The 1925’s most renowned beer is none other than Blk622—a dark ale with a jet black body and a smooth creamy foam head. The brew’s flavours are bold and rich, peppered with sublime hints of coffee and caramel. One of its most long-awaited concoctions, affectionately named Xiaohei, boasts a myriad of flavours and foregrounds the unlikely yet delightful combination of nuts and fruits. This must-try holds the title of the Best IPA in the Great Singapore Brew Off 2017.
Grab your piece of local history on The 1925 webstore.