Sivilai Lager – Thai Craft Beer Profile

Thai Craft Pilsner Sivilai Thai Craft Beer

Finally, there’s a proper Craft Lager available in Bangkok. There are a few people that have made the attempt to bring craft beer to the masses, Bannok Beer has unfortunately not been up to par, and Outlaw has done a good attempt of getting the beers out there, but seem to face some struggles.

Sivilai is the answer for so many craft beer lovers that like Lagers, but hate the stuff from the gigantic commercial breweries. It’s the first Lager made to represent the constantly changing, cosmopolitan tastes of Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.sivilai-thai-craft-pilsner-3

The malt bill consists of premium Pilsner malt and no adjuncts or additives are used. The simple malt bill brings a refreshment seldom seen in commercial lagers in the country, or elsewhere.

For hops, they have used popular varieties like American Simcoe and Australian Mosaic, which brings notes of tropical fruits, pine and citrus forward. In the picture below you can find the different hops used and their flavour profiles.

It’s without a doubt a bold new venture for Thai beer to be trying to fill the gap between commercial and craft beers with this much attention to detail. According to the people behind Sivilai the beer is, “as playful, innovative, and explosively flavorful as the city that inspires it”.sivilai-thai-craft-pilsner-1

The cool thing about Lagers, which is also why they are difficult to brew, is that there is nowhere to hide. It’s one of the most popular beer styles in the world, but it’s also a style where every mistake shows very easily. It also uses a totally different yeast strain to ales, and precision, technique and purity of the ingredients is crucial. If you manage to brew this beer perfectly, it is one of the best beer experiences to be had.

Distribution will begin at modern trade outlets such as Central, Tops, Gourmet Market,  Villa Market, Foodland, Makro, as well as bars across the city. Retail price is set for 69 baht / can. Extending into convenience stores 7/11 and Family Mart in the following months.

BaanBangkok – Craft Beer Bar in Bangkok

BaanBangkok Craft Beer Bar in Bangkok

BaanBangkok has opened on its new location on Sri Ayutthaya Road. This Craft Beer Bar is huge but very homely. They have different games like Fussball and Beer Pong scattered around the bar, and of course plenty of Craft Beers from Thailand and also international ones. It’s without a doubt a place that makes you feel home, hence the Baan (house) in their name. Last time I visited they had the Outlaw Imperial Stout and Hop Hog’s Yellow Hog on tap, in addition to quite a few bottles.

Location: 253/1 ถ. ศรีอยุธยา แขวง วชิรพยาบาล เขต ดุสิต 10300 Bangkok, Thailand

Phone:+66 89 178 4887

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BaanBangkok-local-Craft-Beer-Bar-112296382744052/

Thai Craft Beer Events – Week 50

There’s a bunch of pretty cool Craft Beer Events in Bangkok the rest of the ongoing week. From Belgian beer and 2 birthday parties to Christmas parties. Check it out.

13th of December

The 13 Taps of Christmas – Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog Christmas Event

Hair of the Dog is starting their celebrations early with events at both their locations. This event actually goes on until the 25th of December. Every day a new tap will be sold with a 20% discount and on the 25th all 13 taps will be discounted to 30%. They are trying to get everyone to wear the Christmas Sweater your gran knitted, doubt anyone actually brought their winter clothes to Thailand.

Event page

14th of December

La Chouffe PARTY @ Le Café des Stagiaires

La Chouffe is a legendary Belgian beer that has been seen around Bangkok for quite a few years now. On the 14th Le Café des Stagiaires is hosting an event where beers from La Chouffe can be had for 130 baht+ for 25 cl and 250 baht+ for 50cl. On the event page, it doesn’t specify which of the La Chouffe beer’s they are talking about, but I guess we can assume it’s their classic Belgian Strong Ale. DJ SAARI will be the DJ, whoever that is.

Event page

15th of December

Beer Republic’s 1st Birthday

Beer Republic Birthday Party

Can’t believe it’s only 1 year since Beer Republic opened. During this short time, they have already become an institution in the Thai Craft Beer scene. During their birthday celebrations, you will get a free flow of more than 50 different draught beers for only 1000 baht. They’ll also give you a special birthday glass. This promotion is only available for the 460 first RSVPs. They have over 1400 litres of beer, wanna bet that they run out?

The Thai Craft Beers they’re offering are, among others, the following:

– Outlaw Mosaic IPA 6.5%
– Eleventh Fort IPA 6.9%
– Bootleg Brothers Island Hopper Dry Hopped Lager 5.0%
– Beat Brewing A-Go-Go IPA 5.7%
– Yaksa Pale Ale 5.5%

Event page

6 Years for the Beer, 2 Years for the Bar at Goldencoins

Goldencoins Anniversary Craft Beer in Bangkok

Two birthday parties at once, Goldencoins Craftbeer is turning 6 and the bar with the same name is turning 2. If you haven’t heard about these guys before, you have been living under a rock, but you can check them out here. With that being said, they brew some good Thai Craft Beer so you should definitely check them out at their location on Ekkamai Soi 10. Freeflow of beer from 5 to 7 pm, but not sure about any other promotions on their big day.

Event page

List of Craft Beer Bars in Bangkok

Yo! This list is still under construction. We decided to make two different lists for beers within Bangkok and craft beer bars outside of Bangkok, that’s how big the craft beer scene in Thailand is right now, isn’t that fantastic? Maybe in the future, we will still have to divide this article into articles like craft beer in Isaan and craft beer in Northern Thailand, but for now, these two are enough. This list tries to gather all the craft beer bars in Bangkok into the same place, it will take some time to finish it, but we’re doing our best to make it as comprehensive as possible.

Craft beer bars marked with * indicate that they are also brewing their own beer.

A

aBeer Home Bar Ratchada

B

BaanBangkok

Baan Dok Kaew House

Bottles of Beer

Brewski

C

Changwon Express*

Chit Beer*

Craft Intersect

D

Daddy G’s smoke & brew*

Dogstep

G

Garden 52 Craft Beer and Bistro

Group B Bar

H

Hair of the Dog

Hoppy Hrs. by Craftpital

M

Mad Moa

P

Pink Tender Restaurant & Catering

PintR2 CRAFT

S

Splash Craft Beer

T

Taproom

The Three Musketbeers

W

Where Do WE Go

Where Is My Beer? – Craft Beer & Beertails

Wishbeer

Y

Yolo Craft Beer Bar

123

127 Craft Bottles