Philippines

Banayad “Pistahan Halo-Halo” Ube Milkshake IPA

Name: Pistahan Halo-Halo Brewer: Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable (SHV Beer) (Base Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA) ABV: 7% Review Year: 2021 Pistahan Halo-Halo is the latest novelty from the Manila-based Banayad Craft Brew released just in time for the country’s Independence Day celebrations. Inspired by the popular cold dessert in the …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Amber Light” Czech Style Half Dark Lager

Name: Amber Light Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Czech Amber Lager ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2021 Amber Light is another instant classic from Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. This complex, malt-forward yet easy-drinking lager was brewed to be enjoyed all day long in good company. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being …

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Tucked Away x Elias Wicked Ales “Balikatan Hops” New England IPA

Name: Balikatan Hops Brewer: Tucked Away Brewing Company (United States), Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 8% Review Year: 2021 Balikatan Hops is the first official and offshore collaboration between Raoul Masangcay of Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits and Tucked Away Brewing Company in Manassas, Virginia. A tribute to the …

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El Depósito x Half Baked “So Long and Thanks for All the Beers” Double IPA

Name: So Long and Thanks for All the Beers Brewers: El Depósito Brewery, Half Baked Brewing Collective (Philippines) Style: Double IPA ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 So Long and Thanks for All the Beers is a hazy Double IPA made by the newest craft brewery in the neighborhood, El Depósito Brewery in collaboration with Half Baked Brewing Collective. A …

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Half Baked “Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster” Triple IPA

Name: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Brewer: Half Baked Brewing Collective (Philippines) Style: Triple IPA ABV: 10.8% Review Year: 2021 The Half Baked Brewing Collective mothership is bound for another realm. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is the last solo-brewed concoction of the Collective’s founder, Chris, and was inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy. This hazy Triple …

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Madbul Cerveza Artesana “Beat the Heat” Blonde Ale

Name: Beat the Heat Brewer: Madbul Cerveza Artesana (Philippines) Style: Blonde Ale ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2021 Beat the Heat is the neighborhood favorite Blonde Ale of  Madbul Cerveza Artesana from Meycauayan, Bulacan. Head brewer Eric de Jesus recently won the silver medal (commercial category- American IPA) in the first Beer Competition of the Craft Beer Association of …

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Mitchell’s “Honey Wheat Ale”

Name: Honey Wheat Ale Brewer: Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery (Philippines) Style: American Wheat Beer ABV: 4.5% Review Year: 2021 Honey Wheat Ale is a summertime thirst-quencher from the award-winning Philippine craft brewery, Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery. This “wheat ale” is actually one of the first beers that head brewer James Mitchell brewed for the company.  STYLE GUIDELINES This …

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Elias Wicked Ales “Carnivale Royale” Witbier

Name: Carnivale Royale Brewer: Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits Style: Witbier ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 Carnivale Royale is the latest summertime offering from the Manila-based Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits and was brewed by Team Elias with head brewer Raoul Masangcay supervising all the way from Virginia over Zoom. Aside from the usual Witbier ingredients, Fantasia …

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