10,000 drink to second day of Beerfest Asia

Above: RedDot BrewHouse's brewmaster Crystalla Huang Rui Qi, 25, holding up its signature craft beer infused with spirulina - the Monster Green Lager - at Beerfest Asia 2016 at the Marina Promenade yesterday. The brewery won the Best of Singapore awa
AbbaFab performing for partygoers at the Rock Marquee yesterday.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Above: RedDot BrewHouse's brewmaster Crystalla Huang Rui Qi, 25, holding up its signature craft beer infused with spirulina - the Monster Green Lager - at Beerfest Asia 2016 at the Marina Promenade yesterday. The brewery won the Best of Singapore awa
RedDot BrewHouse's brewmaster Crystalla Huang Rui Qi, 25, holding up its signature craft beer infused with spirulina - the Monster Green Lager - at Beerfest Asia 2016 at the Marina Promenade yesterday. The brewery won the Best of Singapore award at the Asia Beer Awards.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Above: RedDot BrewHouse's brewmaster Crystalla Huang Rui Qi, 25, holding up its signature craft beer infused with spirulina - the Monster Green Lager - at Beerfest Asia 2016 at the Marina Promenade yesterday. The brewery won the Best of Singapore awa
Brand ambassadors with some of the beers available at the four-day event, which features more than 500 brews from over 35 exhibitors from around the world.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

About 10,000 partygoers showed up at Beerfest Asia 2016 yesterday, the second day of the four-day event at the Marina Promenade.

This is the largest edition of the event - now in its eighth year - featuring more than 500 beers from over 35 exhibitors from around the world. The event is organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, and presented by UOB Cards.

New beers making their debut in Singapore included home-grown Archipelago Brewery's new Singapore Blonde Ale and South African brewing company SABMiller's Fat Yak. Unique craft creations and ever popular favourites were available, as well as beer grub and gourmet treats from bars Harry's and Tiger's Milk.

Visitors also got to try out the winning brews from the Asia Beer Awards, such as RedDot India Pale Ale from local brewery RedDot BrewHouse, which won the Best of Singapore award on Thursday.

The awards honour and recognise the very best in the beer industry. (See sidebar for list of winners.)

At 6.30pm yesterday, home- grown musicians Jack and Rai took to the stage at the Blues Marquee, together with Beatles tribute band The Day Trippers, to perform songs such as Across The Universe and Till There Was You.

  • The winning beers

  • Here is the list of winning beers at the Asia Beer Awards and where to find them at Beerfest Asia 2016:

    Redmart Champion

    Warsteiner Premium Pils (Booth B19)

    Best of Festival

    Hertog Jan Grand Prestige (B8)

    Best of Singapore

    RedDot India Pale Ale (E3)

    Gold award winners

    Archipelago Belgian Wit (B15)

    Abita Jockamo IPA (B19)

    Warsteiner Premium Pils (B19)

    Konig Ludwig Dunkel (B19)

    Zeffer Red Apple Cider (B6)

    Deschutes Obsidian Stout (B6)

    Stone Americano Stout (B6)

    Hoegaarden Rosee (E2)

    Carlton Dry (B20)

    Valentins Hefeweissbier (B8)

    Hertog Jan Grand Prestige (B8)

    Hertog Jan Dubbel (B8)

    BrewDog 5 AM Saint (B1)

    Saison Dupont (B1)

    Bridge Road Robust Porter (B1)

In all, more than 30 live entertainment acts - including international tribute bands, stand-up comedians and local musicians - will perform during the event. Today's line-up, for example, includes local band SuperSonic and Major Tom, a David Bowie tribute band. A total of more than 34,000 participants are expected to attend the event, which continues till tomorrow.

Ms Iris Lim, 34, a general manager in a finance company, was there at 6pm with her boyfriend and a friend. She said: "I love the craft beers from Britain and Sweden, especially the sour ones which are relatively hard to find here."

Her boyfriend Travis Lai, 34, who is self-employed, added: "Basically, we are here to try all the beers we can. Cheers!"

Standard tickets for today ($40) and tomorrow ($30) are on sale from Sistic. All tickets include one complimentary welcome beer.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2016, with the headline '10,000 drink to second day of Beerfest Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe