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CRAFT BEER LOVER IN KUCHING

We are people live in Kuching who loves Craft Beer, while is hard for us to find and enjoy craft beer in Kuching. Craft Beer is getting more and more popular in the recent 5 years all around the world, but in Kuching there still not much people know what is “Craft Beer” and all the world of “REAL BEER“. Click here to know more about Craft Beer.

2013 according to research of Brewers Association – a world wide recognized craft brewer organization, the growth of Craft Beer increase by 50% average world wide, especially those cosmopolitan city like Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai. The chart below show 379% growth of craft beer in Singapore on 2013, 150% in Hong Kong. 2013 is the turn point of craft beer scene in Asia Pacific, that also the year we started to explore world of craft beer.

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On top of the growth on 2013, on 2015 there still have 12.5% growth in overall Asia Pacific, 16% average growth world wide. That’s mean more and more people start to appreciate the goodness of craft beer, not only in western country but in the whole world.

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CRAFT BEER IN SINGAPORE

BREWERKZ singaporeSingapore craft beer business start way before Malaysia since 1990 when Paulaner from Germany first build the very first brew in Singapore, followed by Brewerkz – the very local microbrewery of Singapore.

Since then craft beer grow slowly for decades there, 4 more microbreweries only start after 10 years later, namely Archipelago Brewing (2006), The Pump Room (2006), RedDot BrewHouse (2007), Tawandang Microbrewery (2009).

Only after 2010, more and more craft beer lover and homebrewer emerged, especially around 2013, more and more craft beer bar like The Good Beer Company, Thirsty, 99 Bottle, Druggists, Freehouse dominate craft beer scene in Singapore. We are lucky to lived in in the Singapore when craft beer start to boom.

CRAFT SINGAPORE

craft singapore 2016 in singapore2016 was a remarkable year for all the craft beer lover, Singapore organized first ever Craft Beer Festival CRAFT Singapore at  Marina Bay sand, only CRAFT BEERs were served, no others regular lager beer, we were proud to be one of the volunteers back then, promoting craft beer to public.

Since then CRAFT Singapore celebrate Craft Beer Festival annually, usually around September, same month with regular Beer Festival. More and more crowd coming to Craft Singapore every year.

CRAFT BEER IN MALAYSIA

Although we are from Kuching, Malaysia, still we are not quite familiar with craft beer history in Malaysia. We oly know there are few well known craft beer bars established in recent years, especially in Kuala Lumpur.

Taps Beer Bars is one the of the famous we believed. In Singapore there’s also have a very famous craft beer bar named TAPS in the heart of the city, not sure if they are related to each other.

Hopefully anyone who better knowledge of Malaysia craft beer scene can share their information to us, we are honor to have your comments by emailing  to admin@craftbeerkuching.com

CRAFT BEER & HOMEBREW IN KUCHING

In our lovely hometown Kuching, craft beer still need a lot of effort and time to make it commonly accepted. Especially there is totally zero craft beer bar available in Kuching. Lucky in recent years some of the restaurant and bar do have craft beer bottle for sell, such as Porkies and all the self-service bars. But of course there are limited choices and the price will be quite expensive if compare with all the cheap beer.

Not to mention homebrew, we believe that is much more difficult for Malaysian to learn homebrew here in our country, yet there is still some passionate person able to do it and have fun with it. If you are The One, welcome to THE MATRIX.

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精酿啤酒的世界

古晋精酿啤酒发烧友

我们是住在古晋的一群精酿啤酒爱好者,在古晋想要喝到不同种类的精酿啤酒,无可否认存在着一些难度和约束,所以我们想在这小小的古晋寻找一批志同道合的朋友,一起分享和学习。其实精酿啤酒在最近这几年轰然崛起,全球各地在差不多相同的点,大量的开始探索与欣赏精酿啤酒的奥秘。

其实精酿啤酒起源很早,主要认可的是大约在1987年左右,美国出现第一批的先驱者,比如SIERA NEVADA等,他们开始了现代精酿啤酒的运动。(在未来我们会细分其中的历史,现在就暂时简介)。所以从那时开始,美国就出现越来越多好的小酒厂,不过都是局限在中小规模,几乎很少出口,这就是当时精酿啤酒的原型。当时在其他国家,精酿啤酒还是很小众的高档享受,再加上没有大肆推广,我们基本上知道的啤酒,不过就是TIGER,HEINKEN等的淡啤酒。

就在2013年左右,几乎全球尤其大型城市如上海,新加坡,香港,同步大量进口精酿啤酒。慢慢开始有一大撮的普通啤酒爱好者,转向精酿啤酒,越来越多人开始慢慢了解“真正的啤酒”的意义,越来越多人在提升了生活品质的同时,也提升了对啤酒的要求。所以不难发现,为什么精酿啤酒的接受程度,与当地的生活素质往往是成正比的。你会很容易在新加坡找到几百种精酿啤酒,但你在缅甸比较不容易发现20种以上的精酿啤酒。

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越南本地精酿啤酒

不过话说回来,由于政治和文化的差异,最近这几年在这些发展中国家,由于贫富差距的扩大,反而在这些比较不发达的国家,精酿啤酒反而被小众人拥护而百家齐放。比如在柬埔寨,越南,泰国就有多家当地的精酿啤酒厂成立,还出口到新加坡。Heart of Darkness 就是在2018年开始大量进军新加坡的最好例子。在中国由于近几年大国崛起,不止在第一线城市如上海,北京,在第二,第三线城市都陆陆续续出现多家精酿啤酒厂,精酿啤酒吧更是不胜枚举,随手拈来的就有 北京的熊猫精酿,北京的牛啤堂,上海的拳击猫,武汉的18号酒馆,成都的逍遥精酿啤酒,南京高大师啤酒等等等。反观马来西亚,源于宗教和政治,我们只能相形见拙的自我调侃。

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中国精酿啤酒(小部分)

根据 Brewers Association (美国权威精酿啤酒自助公会) 于2013的调研,全球对美国精酿啤酒的进口激增了50%,尤以新加坡的增量最为显著,高达379%,香港也是有150%的增长率,这也引证了我们之前的论据。

craft beer growth in asia kuching

对应2013的年增长量,在2015  Brewers Association  的调研还是显示全球一直还是存在16%的增长率,说明人们对于精酿啤酒的喜爱是有增无减,各国精酿啤酒酒厂也百花齐放,各领风骚。

craft beer growth in 2015

新加坡的精酿啤酒世界

BREWERKZ singapore新加坡精酿啤酒发展历史可以追溯至1990年,早与马来西亚至少20年。由当时德国酒厂 Paulaner 迎进酿酒设备开始新加坡的精酿文化,后来慢慢发展了第一家本土新加坡精酿酒厂Brewerkz,自此精酿啤酒开始在新加坡发酵,也开始了一批自家酿(HOMEBREW)的先驱者,由以 iBrew Singapore  影响深远,对于新加坡自家酿起了承先启后的角色。

在之后的几年,由于新加坡地理位置优越,政治稳定,跨国人流的频密,陆续出现了4家精酿啤酒厂, Archipelago Brewing (2006), The Pump Room (2006), RedDot BrewHouse (2007), Tawandang Microbrewery (2009).

在2010年后,精酿啤酒酒吧如雨后春笋,各领风骚,也成就了一批有一批的精酿啤酒和自酿啤酒的发烧友。尤以2013年为分水岭,大量高品质的精酿啤酒入驻各精酿啤酒吧,至今尚耳熟能详的精酿啤酒吧有:中国城的The Good Beer Company, 武吉士的Mikklerbar, 市中心的TAP, 以及各有独特色彩的 99 Bottle, Druggists, Freehouse, American Tap Room,等等。

精酿啤酒节

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2016年对于精酿啤酒发烧友是一个崭新的里程碑,新加坡开始了第一届精酿啤酒节  CRAFT Singapore ,当时在最繁华的市中心–滨海湾举行为期3天的狂欢会,在这里只有精酿啤酒,没有一般的啤酒。报章电视媒体等开始大量介绍精酿啤酒,也再一次把精酿啤酒推广给更多的新加坡人。

我和朋友有幸生活在当时新加坡精酿啤酒遍地盛开的年代,在当时的精酿啤酒节,我们也是其中一个“精酿啤酒介绍义工”的一员。就从那个时侯开始,精酿啤酒在新加坡开始轰轰烈烈的一路凯歌,为下一个更美好的未来垫下不可磨灭的功勋。

马来西亚的精酿啤酒世界

虽然我们是古晋土生土长的子民,由于以前工作关系一直在新加坡,对于马来西亚精酿啤酒历史不甚了解,不过也不至于完全陌生。应该大约在2011年,开始有一批精酿啤酒爱好者陆续在吉隆坡开了精酿啤酒吧,据说Taps Beer Bars 可以是当时的楷模。

对于不能提供更多有关马来西亚精酿啤酒历史甚为抱歉,如任何人有更多的资料,希望可以给我们提供您宝贵的意见admin@craftbeerkuching.com

古晋的精酿啤酒和自酿啤酒

在我们的猫城–古晋,精酿啤酒尚在襁褓的阶段,前方还有很遥远的旅程,但往另外一方面去想,这何尝不是一个很大的发展空间。希望走在这一条精酿啤酒道路上的志同道合,共勉之。

如果说古晋的精酿啤酒属于襁褓阶段,恐怕在古晋,自家酿文化属于“未受精”阶段吧,但也打听了也有几个古晋自家酿的爱好者,希望在这里可以发掘更多的爱好者,如果有缘不妨大家切磋切磋,分享精酿世界的喜乐。

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