Reviewed by Shanky
Brewerkz Restaurant & Microbrewery
30 Merchant Road,
#01-05/06 Riverside Point.
Ph : (65) 438 7438
German beer brewed in Singapore? This one goes that one final step and actually brews it in-house, right there in the huge vat that dominates this large pub cum eatery.
The location is great. Riverside Point, just across the stretch of water from Clarke Quay (which, if you’re new to Singapore is pronounced “Cluckie” by the taxi drivers). There’s a strip of tables down the front of the brewery, in the open air with a view of the river, or you can sit in the cavernous interior dominated by wood and a huge metal vat when the outside gets too warm. There’s even a pool table.
Let’s not lose focus with views and Chinese accents; the beer here is great. They brew lots of different brews (go look at their website for the full manual, but the brews keep changing), so if you’re feeling adventurous try their sampler. Six baby glasses, each with a different brew, each with a paper hand stuck in it describing what it is lands up on your table.
The sampling completed, you can now get down to the serious business of gulping down their pint-sized beers. Reactions to the beers varied widely, but Dunkelweizen, India Pale Ale and Irish Red Ale (all this was in a German brewery, I swear) were what I found really interesting. Second round was the dark, interesting Dunkelweizen all over again. And, after that…well, memory fuzzes up.
I hear their Club Steak is great too, but after a few (phew) litres of beer each we were not going anywhere near it. More interestingly, you can walk across to Clarke Quay and gorge on finger-sized sticks of chicken, prawn and beef satay with spicy peanut sauce from the Satay Club.