Above image: Brewers at The General Brewing Co. on brew day for the festival beer
There’s nothing quite like seeing the return of large-scale festivals to harken the arrival of post-pandemic normalcy.
So we’re glad to see the coming of the Urban Beer Festival, whose debut edition is making its mark as the largest gathering of local craft beer breweries since Covid-19, bringing back the vibe of an open-air celebration of all-things beer we have missed so much.
Held conveniently at the Urban Park at Guoco Tower from March 3-4, the ticketed all-day festival will bring together over 20 independent breweries in one location, 13 of which are Singapore-based small batch brewers.
Altogether, expect a selection of over 100 beers to be available at the event, including award-winning and new labels. So whether you’re into lagers, stouts, IPAs, sours, or even pastry beers, you’re bound to find a style that suits your palate.
It’s being co-organized by local taproom Good Luck (the same guys who are behind Sake Matsuri) together with wagyu sando specialists Gyu San, so you can expect a festival that is well thought out and packing delicious grub to accompany your drinking.
Something cool that the local craft brewers are doing specially for the festival is the co-creation of a festival collab beer. Named the Mash-Up Mixed Tape, the rice cream ale is the combined craft of brewers from the likes of Archipelago Brewery, Specific Gravity, That Singapore Beer Project, and more.
Every attendee will be given a free serve of the fruity and creamy festival beer, ensuring no one will be heading into the festival grounds without first slaking their thirst with a good brew.
Beyond the free pint, ticket holders (single entry starts from S$30) also get to enjoy other perks, such as getting a complimentary Spiegelau Tulip Glass, a free admission into Prism club, Bounceback hangover relief pills, among other things.
Most importantly, tickets grant entry into festival grounds for the full day (12pm-10pm) or even both days, where amazing local and international beers are going at special prices. Simply purchase tokens (worth S$4 each, with deals for bundle purchases) and use them to spend at each of the vendor booths.
With such a wide selection, this is a festival sure to please beer geeks, hop heads, and craft beer novices alike. We’ll see you there.
Urban Beer Festival takes place March 3-4, 12pm-10pm at the Urban Park at Guoco Tower. Tickets start from S$30 for single day entry.