Binjai Brew makers hope to bring beer back - legally

(From left) NTU engineering students Rahul Immandira, Abilash Subbaraman and Heetesh Alwani, makers of the "Binjai Brew", built from scratch a "cold box" - a fridge that controls the temperature of the beer as it ferments. In total, they spent about
(From left) NTU engineering students Rahul Immandira, Abilash Subbaraman and Heetesh Alwani, makers of the "Binjai Brew", built from scratch a "cold box" - a fridge that controls the temperature of the beer as it ferments. In total, they spent about $2,500 on equipment and ingredients bought in Singapore.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

NTU students who were told to stop brewing beer on campus say they are looking to legal channels to sell brew

Mr Abilash Subbaraman, 24, was not a fan of alcohol when he started brewing beer in Binjai Hall at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with two fellow Singaporeans, Mr Rahul Immandira and Mr Heetesh Alwani.

"Normally, I'm a sweet-tooth kind of person. I prefer sweet drinks, and beer does not exactly fall under that," said Mr Subbaraman, a final-year chemical engineering student.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Binjai Brew makers hope to bring beer back - legally'. Print Edition | Subscribe