If you’re a beer dude or enthusiast and you are seriously into the freshly-brewed variety, you must have heard of or been to THE BREWERY, the biggest on-site microbrewery in the Philippines.
Launched in June last year, The Brewery has been producing beers of different flavors much to the delight of the local market. This hip and happening place also prides itself in its unique dining experience that beer consummates would readily welcome. The microbrewery is a permanent fixture housed on mezzanine floor, and shares a two-level space with a stage for performing bands, a fully-stocked bar and a dining area. Both floors has a mix of homey and industrial feel to it with images of microbrewery scale models on the walls and the actual microbrewery where beers are legendarily brewed.
Aside from beers, The Brewery boasts a delectable menu and live band performances to keep the mood rocking.
“We wanted to showcase the artistry of the beer brewing process and simultaneously be a major force in changing the local dining landscape. It's a different kid of gastro pub experience,” says Raj Sadhwani, CEO of The Brewery.
Over The Tap!
Starting with four artisanal beers (Pilsner, IPA or Indian Pale Ale, Stout and Wheat) when it opened last year, The Brewery’s beer menu has expanded doze adding variety and excitement to one’s beer connoisseurs.
They now have other flavors using local ingredients (like tamarind and ginger) and others to spice up different seasons of the year. The list includes honey ale, ginger, Marzen (traditional Oktoberfest beer), Smokey Oakey, Santa's Little Helper (Christmas Bock), Sampaloka, Jasmine Citra Lager, Brewmaster's Gold, Uptown Ale and Fighting Irish.
In celebration of its 1st year, two new flavors were introduced - Epic IPA and Chokolate Boom. Described as a double IPA that’s out of this world, this beer is brewed with more malt and three kinds of hops (Cascade, Chinook and Williamette) giving this Indian Pale Ale a strong bitter character with citrus and floral hints. Its red copper color makes it a highlight for the eyes as well. The Chokolate Boom, on the other hand, is a bottom fermented craft lager beer brewed with the finest chocolate malt giving the beer hints of chocolate taste and color. It’s very smooth and a little bit smoky with a slight spicy finish from local labuyo red chilies.
Raj collaborates with Oliver Ellrotte, The Brewery’s resident beer maestro/brew master in concocting unique beer flavors. Born in Germany, Ellrotte has had extensive experience mastering the art and science of brewing beer in Germany, Thailand, Cambodia, India, China and in Eichof, Switzerland’s biggest brewery.
New pub grub, The Brewery-style
The menu was conceptualized by Chef Carlo Miguel who periodically updates it with new dishes some of which are flavored and infused with beer.
The latest additions include Crispy Pata -Crispy Pata with pickled vegetables, thai style, classic pinoy and apple onion gravy dipping sauces; Beef Rendang - Indonesian beef stew with fragrant rice and crispy onions and crackers; Pork Ramen - egg noodles in a flavorful 36 hour pork dashi broth, pork knuckles, pork belly, 62 degree eggs, togarashi, bonito flakes and leeks; Bleu Cheeseburger - house ground 1/2 lb US Angus beef short plate and chuck, bleu cheese, grilled onions and mesclun in a brioche bun; Salpicao Sous Vide - US Angus beef chuck with garlic, butter, chives and pork crackling served with steak cut fries; Tuna Belly - tuna belly marinated in garlic, salt and pepper grilled to perfection with a ginger-radish dipping sauce; Chori Burger - pork chorizo pattie, fried egg, manchego cheese, and caramelized onions finished with sherry; Potato Leek Soup - light and velvety potato; Indonesian Fried Duck – Indonesian-style fried US Duck Leg, served with sambal sauce and steamed fragrant rice; Sticky Date and Banana Pudding served with ale butter beer sauce and home made vanilla seed ice cream and Banana Split – with choice of three ice cream scoops from home-made ice cream selection served n caramelized bananas, walnuts, whipped cream and home-made spent grain cookie crumble, drizzled with ale butter beer sauce.
Guests can look forward to sipping their beers and enjoying their carefully thought-out menu while listening to a mix of their favorite well known groups playing a whole stream musical genre, ranging from jazz, soul rock and reggae.
Thanks to Rico Blanco, who happens to be one of the men behind The Brewery, making sure live entertainment hits the spot and is always exciting.
The cool place for your events
Freshly brewed, beer, great food, live entertainment plus a sprawling two-storey restaurant – these are reason enough for guests to hold their private and corporate functions at The Brewery.
For functions with 300 guests and less, the second floor is advised while the whole restaurant is available for bookings of up to 300 pax. A VIP room is also open for reservations for intimate gatherings of o25 persons and less.
The Brewery offers amenities that will make your party-planning a breeze. These include projector and white screen, a stage with band equipment; complete sound system and a private bar.
“We are very pleased with the market’s reception of The Brewery and we look forward to more years of brewing beer using unique ingredients. While commercially- brewed beer will always be a mainstream product, there will always be room for beverages that offer new experiences and new choices. The important thing is that everything is of premium quality,” Sadhwani explains. This is what the beer-loving set can expect at The Brewery with their every visit.
The Brewery is run by the same owners and operators of The Distillery Group, a company whose reputation is built on its serious appreciation for beer and food It is located The Palace 10th avenue cor 38th in Uptown Fort, Bonifacio Global City and is open Mondays to Sundays, 11am until 2am for dine in, take out and events reservation. It is open for corporate, social and private functions. Contact their reservations hotline at (63 917) 813-9429 and Events hotline at (63 917) 638-3339.