Friday, December 8, 2017

MNL Craftbeer Festival 2017

From my last post that i wanted to organise the biggest beer festival in Manila which currently failed but i'm still pursuing my dreams to do one. Even though i lost money on my last stunt, i'll just charge it to experience.

It's very inspiring to see fellow beer advocates pushing themselves to the limit in pursuit of the craft beer revolution. Good thing that we have Jun Flores who gave his time in organising for the benefit of the entire local craft beer scene! Good Job Mang Kiko!

I wish i could be there all 3 days, but i only managed to visit once and man i tell you, its all worth it! I've been beer blogging since 2011 and i am really amazed that there are a lot of new local craft beers that i am not aware of, parang kabute! I wanted to try all but we physically can't , craft beers have really good flavors and high alcohol content! My strategy here is to try the new ones and skip on the ones i already knew and tasted.
Beauty and the Beast?

 I tried the abbey ale of Dessert Fathers Brewing Co. of Batangas.
 I tried the Citrus IPA Mitchell's Backyard Brewing
 I said hi to Pedro's Nadine Fanlo.
 I tried Lee David's beer. He is a member of Manila Mashers Homebrew Club and my gym mate.
 The Manila Masher Homebrew Club let me tasted their beers, so many I forgot which ones.
 I should've tried one of Alamat Craft Brews dark side beers but their sold out.
 Me with the familiar craft beer guys (Jaime, Marc, Beer Padawan, Tom, Rio and the Bier Ranger)
 The beer judges with Mang Kiko photo bombing.
 Tom and Kevin of the PCK.
 I tried the BIG Scary Russian Stout of Munting Ilog Craft Beer from Silang, Cavite
 I tried the starman IPA of CraftPoint Brewing recommended by fellow judenite, Marvin Moreno. 
I tried the award winning pale ale of @BeerBros, they are from my HS, Chiang Kai Shek College. I also tried the IPA of @theprofessorsbrew 

Not to mention the beers my wife drank which i took a sip from also and the many trials i had. Whew! Went home around 230am and still managed to be home in one piece. I wanted to try other new breweries like 63 North, Sikatuna, Juan Brew and Santiago. Kaya there is a reason to visit the next craft beer event. 

Another good news is that, @seabrew or South East Asia Brew is scheduled to hold its annual conference and trade show in Manila this coming June 2018. Watch our for it! 

Cheers!