Southeast Asia’s largest gathering of all-things beer related is happening once again after a long three-year pandemic-induced wait.
Beerfest Asia 2023 is returning with a vengeance. Ditching its old location for a bigger venue at the Kallang Outdoor Arena (the open-air car park space outside Leisure Park Kallang), this 13th edition of the festival is set to take place over four days from June 22-25.
Macro breweries and craft breweries alike will be making a big showing. Headliners from the over 100 booths include Brewlander and Sunbird Brewing Company from Singapore, Young Master Ales from Hong Kong, One Drop and Deeds from Australia, North Brewing from the UK, among many others.
Expect a good showing from local breweries making their appearance for the first time at the festival as well. Cult favourite Alive Brewing will be offering their brand of satisfying modern beers, while new entrant Ollie Hard Seltzer will be showcasing what’s so different about their take on alcoholic sparkling water.
Beyond beer, a sizable spirits and wine lounge will be pouring cocktails and vino for those looking for a break from suds. Meanwhile, familiar names like Gyu San, Quality Melts and Taco Mantra will be dishing out comforting eats to line your stomachs.
Festival regulars will know to expect a great entertainment line-up. Over 30 musical acts will be taking the stage over the four festival days, including famed homegrown musicians Supersonic, EDM acts such as Brendon P and DJ Sakura, as well as tribute bands the likes of Killer Queen Experience (tribute to Queen) and Peep Show (tribute to Guns & Roses and Muse).
With the return of Beerfest Asia also marks the return of the much-anticipated Asia Beer Awards. The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certified awards will once again celebrate the best tasting brews across 13 categories, with a judging panel comprising experts from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
“As one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, the beer industry has been thirsting to reconvene and connect with consumers directly at the vibrant festival atmosphere we’ve become known for,” remarks Ian Lim, event director of festival organisers Constellar.
“With an overwhelming number of returning and new exhibitors, we’re excited to welcome everyone to our largest and most electrifying Beerfest Asia to date.”
Tickets to Beerfest Asia 2023 starts from $$30 (inclusive of one beer). Special rates are available for group purchases. VIP packages are also available.