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Smith Street Taps celebrates 10 years of hawking craft beer with slew of collab brews

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Craft beer hawker stall pioneers Smith Street Taps (SST) has turned a decade old – quite the feat for any bar or taproom in Singapore – and they’re celebrating the occasion by tapping brews made specially for them by their friends.

They’re doing so by working with not one, not two, not even three, but ten different breweries that they’ve formed a close relationship with over the years.

All independent craft beer brands known for their quality brews, expect the likes of Far Yeast Brewing Company (Japan), Moon Dog Craft Brewery (Australia), and Susegado Microbrewery (India), as well as local heroes such as Alive Brewing Co and Brewlander, to each be offering something special.

The SST team at Far Yeast Brewing Company

Not your usual collab project, this was the work of over a year by the SST team, where they travelled down to each individual brewery, participated in the brewing process, and ideated together with the brewers to come up with truly unique brews that showcased each brewery’s signature style and locally-sourced ingredients.

The result is a myriad of beers in an array of styles that will be put on rotation at SST’s two hawker stalls located near each other at Chinatown Food Complex. Six of these collab beers have started to flow since early December, with new ones gradually coming on tap in the weeks to come.

Smith’s Kaiju is great to start with. A barrel-aged saison by Ise Kadoya Brewery (Japan), it is a woody and fruity number that slakes thirst while also offering plenty of complexity for those looking for more. Or try its sister beer Smith’s Maju for a more yogurty, tropical hit.

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For stouts, Rumble in the Jungle, a three-way collab between Brewlander, Jungle Beer, and SST, is the one to go for. You get creaminess and dark chocolate notes from the roasted malt, and an aromatic hit of spiced berries and coffee from the chicory adjunct used.

Our favourite has got to be the Honey My Bock, a cheekily-named beer by Alive Brewing, which follows after the maibock style. The not-so-secret ingredient in this lager beer is honey – specifically, highly premium Australian banksia honey. Floral and malty notes come together so perfectly in this brew you got to try it to believe it.

While SST has a combined tap count of 22, only six of the special 10th anniversary beers will be put on at any one time. So do check out their socials for the latest updates in case you’re looking for something specific to try. We’ll see you there.

Smith Street Taps is located at #02-062 Chinatown Food Complex, 335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335.

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