Edit: Brewlander has since cancelled their anniversary event due to venue issues. The other happenings mentioned in the article, such as the Loyalty Card Challenge and prizes to be won, remains valid.
In the blink of an eye, Singaporean craft beer pioneer and stalwart Brewlander is set to turn six years old.
Emerging from years of not being able to properly throw an anniversary celebration (due to obvious reasons), the biggest craft brewery in Singapore is now fixing that with a shindig at indie cinema grounds Projector X: Picturehouse.
Each S$60 ticket grants you entry into the space where lots await. Most importantly are the beers. Expect Brewlander brews to be flowing freely at the event, including core favourites and even a special NE-Versary IPA, a doubly juicy New England IPA style beer.
Big, hazy and coming in strong at 8.2% ABV, the specially-made beer is actually dry-hopped twice with Cashmere, Vista and Mosaic hops, granting this hop-forward brew a melange of flavours. It’s a stone and tropical fruit bomb with pine and citrus coming in hot and heavy too.
At the event is where you’ll get to meet Brewlander’s brewers as well. While founder John Wei will undoubtedly be swamped by fans, it’s also the chance to meet others who have been crucial to the brewery’s success thus far.
Then there’s the entertainment in the form of music and games. Expect indie band performances and beer pong to keep you engaged in-between sips and chats. Just be sure to enjoy the drinks responsibly throughout the 5-hour long bash.
Those not able to make it to the party can still join in the festivities with their month-long Loyalty Card Challenge. To participate, simply head down to any of the 25 participating bars around town – such as Good Luck, Tap Out, and Ziggy Zaggy – and ask to join in.
Each Brewlander beer you order gets you a stamp on the card. Complete 12 stamps, upload an image of your completed card, and you’ll stand to win prizes. The top prize is a two-night Brewlander staycation experience at Pullman Orchard Singapore, where lots of beers, pool time and a dinner for two awaits.
Three other winners stand to win a Brewlander At-Home Party Kit instead. Inside you’ll find a carton of beers, glassware, bottle openers, t-shirts, coasters, and even an ice bucket to complete your own beer party experience at home.
There’s lots of Brewlander beer going around this month of March. Best get crackin’ if you’re hoping to bag home some prizes. And even if you don’t win, you’ll be enjoying and supporting local craft beer each step of the way.