Copenhagen-based craft brewery Mikkeller opened a Singaporean outpost at a Chinatown hawker stall today, just in time to quench thirsts in this sweltering weather.
The stall serves a selection of imported beers at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre, from those imported from its home in Denmark to San Diego, California. It is also pouring beers from 10 taps, such as Do Stuff Together, a New England pale ale with citrus fruits; the Japanese Rice Lager, which has citrus, hay, and jasmine notes; and the Kaffestout, which is a dark beer with hints of roasted coffee.
Expect more flavors soon such as the Beer Geek Fudgesicle, an imperial oatmeal stout brewed with cocoa, vanilla and butterscotch. Sour ales from the Spontan series and other popular brews from the Hill Farmstead Brewery in the U.S. state of Vermont will find their way to the menu soon.
The small 6sqm stall, which used to be occupied by Smith Street Taps & Friends, draws upon Scandinavian aesthetics with wood furniture and chalkboard signs paying homage to the brand’s world-recognized signature. The logo for its Singapore branch has also been localized with a Merlion.
The Danish brewery is partnering with local craft beer distributor SST Trading for its Singapore venture. In Asia, Mikkeller has bars in China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. Its beers have been sold in over 50 countries.
Mikkeller Bar Singapore
Chinatown Complex Food Centre, 335 Smith St, #02-058
5:30pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Friday; 2:30pm to 10pm, Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
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