Philippines

Hopping Around: Papa Bolo

Hop around Tagaytay City for the newest craft beer destination: Papa Bolo. The name of the brewpub is a tribute to the folklore origins of Tagaytay’s own name. Located on the bustling side of the crater city, Papa Bolo is a massive sight to behold: a multi-storey glass-walled building with towering brew tanks, cozy furniture, …

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Mitchell’s “Proper Pub Ale” Strong Bitter

Name: Proper Pub Ale Brewer: Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery (Philippines) Style: Strong Bitter ABV: 5.6% Review Year: 2022 Proper Pub Ale is a malty yet crisp British-style beer by Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery that takes its drinkers to the bustling pubs of London. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Strong Bitter (11C) in the context of …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Biere de Garde”

Name: Biere de Garde Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Bière de Garde ABV: 6.5% Review Year: 2022 Biere de Garde is an interpretation by Tony Sindayen (The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co.) of the traditional farmhouse artisanal ale with the same name that originated in Northern France. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer …

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Banayad “Tanglad” Lemongrass Wheat Beer

Name: Tanglad Brewers: Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) Style: Fruit and Spice Beer (Base Style: American Wheat Beer) ABV: 6.3% Review Year: 2022 Tanglad is a thirst-quenching take on a wheat beer by Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) and was brewed with lemongrass (tanglad), orange, coriander, and ginger. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Fruit and …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Black Beauty” Czech Dark Lager

Name: Black Beauty Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Czech Dark Lager ABV: 6% Review Year: 2021 Black Beauty was one of the Christmas offerings from Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Antipolo City, Philippines). This is his take on the Czech lager style that was first documented in 1499. STYLE GUIDELINES This …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Christmas Ale” English Pale Ale

Name: Christmas Ale Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Strong Bitter ABV: 6% Review Year: 2021 Christmas Ale is an English Pale Ale brewed by Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Antipolo City, Philippines) just in time for the Holiday festivities. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Strong Bitter (11C) …

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Curriculum “Bright Idea” Oat Cream IPA

Name: Bright Idea Brewer: Curriculum Brewing (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 6.1% Review Year: 2021 Bright Idea is an “Oat Cream IPA” from Jeff Phillips of Curriculum Brewing from Manila, Philippines. Aside from lactose and oats, this beer also features Sabro and Ekuanot hops. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA: New England …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Chocolate Porter” Baltic Porter

Name: Chocolate Porter Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Base Style: Baltic Porter) ABV: 8% Review Year: 2021 The Chocolate Porter is the first of the Holiday beers from Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. from Antipolo City. This complex and malty Baltic Porter was brewed with chocolate and …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Motueka’s Promise” New England IPA

Name: Motueka’s Promise Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 Motueka’s Promise is the latest hazy beer offering from Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. This beer, as the name suggests, explores what the New Zealand hop variety, Motueka, has to offer. STYLE GUIDELINES …

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Banayad “Jinjinir” IPA

Name: Jinjinir Brewers: Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Base Style: American IPA) ABV: 8% Review Year: 2021 Jinjinir, as the name suggests, is a gin and tonic-inspired American IPA brewed by Banayad Craft Brew (Manila, Philippines) with juniper berries, ginger, lemon and lime peels. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, …

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