Thursday, June 13

Unique Craft Beer Flavours You Should Try

With summer in full swing in Singapore, there is no better time than now to enjoy a cool can or mug of beer. While common brands like Heineken, Coors, and Budlight are quite popular, they just don’t cut it for proper beer connoisseurs who take pride in their refined tastes. This is where craft beer comes in: exclusive brews manufactured in small batches with unique flavours and alcohol content.

If you’re a beer aficionado, you deserve to treat yourself this summer with these unique craft beer flavours that are a must-try. We’ve categorised this list according to the most common styles of craft beer, so there’s something for everyone on this list!

Lager

The perfect entry point for light drinkers, lagers are a popular choice if you want to get tipsy but not drunk.

ACCIDENTAL VORTEX West Coast Pilsner

This excellent lager from Garage Beer & Co. packs a refreshing punch with its unique citrus and pine notes that leave you feeling refreshed. On top of the base floral notes, you’ll also find hints of tangerine and grapefruit.

RABBIT HOLE – Dedoction Czech Lager

You should try this one if you want a more complex flavour experience from your light beer. This limited-quantity exotic flavour refines the mash multiple times to give you a one-of-a-kind experience that defines Czech lagers’ popularity.

Pale Ale

Known for their slightly bitter taste and low alcohol content, pale ales are the perfect drink for keeping your head straight while quenching your thirst.

Between Layers (Cascade) American Pale Ale

This flavorful pale ale from Track Brewing Co. is a talented display of masterful brewing. It is firmly bitter with hints of grapefruit and pine. With a low alcohol content of 5.5%, it is perfect for unwinding after a long day’s work.

Goldroom Hazy Pale

If you’re looking for a soothing pale ale with a high haze, Between Layers (Cascade) American Pale Ale is an excellent choice. The luxuriant flavour is enhanced by the beautifully designed can, which gives off an exclusive feel.

IPA

IPA stands for Indian Pale Ale, an offshoot of the regular pale ale first introduced to India by the British East India Company nearly 150 years ago. It still remains largely popular even today despite the bitter taste that turns off many new beer drinkers, making it a bit of an acquired taste.

SUPERILLA NEIPA

The SUPERILLA NEIPA offsets the almost overwhelming bitterness of the beer with a lot of fruity tropical flavours, such as stone fruit. Complimented by a soothing blend of Idaho 7, Idaho 7 Cryo, and El Dorado hops, this IPA is worth every penny.

BLUE CONEY NEIPA

The BLUE CONEY NEIPA is the perfect demonstration of fusing old-school brewing techniques with more modern flavours. A surprise from Germany, this hearty ale combines a wholesome combination of pineapple chunks, passion fruit, and marijuana.

DIPA

Double the hops, double the malt- these are the qualities that make Double Indian Pale Ale so special in the eyes of beer lovers. The American take on the regular DIPA, this beer style is quite strong,

YAMNAYA (x SOMA) DIPA

Bitter and strong, the YAMNAYA (x SOMA) DIPA combines a blend of Citra, Ekuanot, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops to offset the bitterness. This is a proper fruity juice ale with a mellow taste that will go easy even for beginner drinkers.

‘L’ IS FOR LAB DIPA

This particular DIPA ale delivers a unique twist when it comes to the flavor department. Blending in green mango, papaya, lime, and coconut flavors delightfully, this ale is a must-taste for those looking for a more exotic flavor.

New England IPA

The British take on the ever-popular IPA-style beer, the New England variant of IPA is heavily dry hopped, intense, fuller bodied, and smoother flavored. This takes away a lot of the bitter taste making for a more pleasant alcoholic beverage.

Looper NEIPA

Winning the Keg IPA of the Year at the 2024 SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) award this year, the Looper NEIPA offers something special for the avid craft beer enthusiast. With a smooth and velvety flavour of tropical fruit mashes, you simply can’t pass up on this one.

LAYER FLIP (x Gross) NEIPA

Blending in green mango, ripe pineapple, pear, and raspberry flavours in one terrific package, LAYER FLIP NEIPA is a craft beer you should definitely try, hands down. The thickness ensures only a slight hint of bitterness, making for a refreshing summer drink.

Fruited, Sour & Gose

The appeal of craft beer lies in its endless possibilities of flavours of all types, including fruited, sour & gose. Since we’ve already had a lot of fruity craft beers on this list, let’s recommend something from the latter two.

Peach Iced Tea Table Sour Fruited Sour

This tasty sour beer from Vault City Brewing might be exactly what you’re looking for if you like your beer sour. Combining iced tea with faint traces of fruit mash, this sour beer is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Sitting Upright Wild Ale

A unique Gose beer from Cloudwater Brew Co., this beer adds floral hints that really add to the uniqueness of the experience. Vanilla and rosewater form the base of the flavour and scent, which goes down fine with the warm, thick taste of the beer.

Stout & Porter

Stout are perfect for chocolate lovers while porters are for coffee lovers. Despite being alcoholic beverages, both of these beers manage to incorporate two of the most popular food and beverage flavors.

PARKA Porter

A classic English-style porter beer, this beer is the perfect choice if you’re craving a hint of caffeine with the refreshing coolness in your beer. Infusing chocolate, toffee, nutty biscuit, and raisin flavours, you will not regret trying this one out.

Je Suis Le Grande Zombie (Cocoa, Vanilla) Stout

For the avid chocolate lover, this stout from Pomona Island Brew Co. is a must-try. Combining chocolate and vanilla flavours makes this beer a delightful experience.

Final Thoughts

With all these recommendations, you should have a fun time this summer if you’re a beer lover since craft beer delivery in Singapore is quite common. Try one that strikes your fancy today, and if you have recommendations, let us know below!