Saigon craft beer festival 27 august 2016
In 2013 there were no craft breweries in Vietnam. Just a few home brewers making craft beer for friends and smaller occasions. Today there are craft beer festivals and the boom has started and it´s going fast. The craft beer festival is arranged by Saigon Outcast and will take place in Ho Chi Minh City 27 August 2016. Following craft breweries are attending the fetsival; 3 On a Bike, Phat Roosters, Lac Brewing, Fuzzy Logic, Platinum and Pasteur Street Brewing Company. All of them are active in Saigon on places such as Rogue Saigon, Quan Ut Ut, Bia Craft (soon opening a new bar with 30 taps) and Malt.
East West Brewing Company
Opening in November at 181 – 185 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1 East West Brewing Company will contribute to the Craft beer boom in Saigon.Their Head Brewer, Sean Thommen brings with him 10 years of Brewing professionally in Portland, Oregon. Portland is regarded as One of the top Cities for craft beer in the US. Brewing equipment will also be visible like at Hoa Vien Brauhaus and Goldmalts microbreweries. East West Brewing Co is a American Style Craft Brewery & Restaurant and their beers will be available both on bottle and tap.
American-Style craft beers, traditional German and Belgian beers will also be brewed by EWBC
New Craft beer pub in Hanoi
Still there is a difference between the two cities. While craft beer is booming in Saigon, it has just started in Hanoi. Hanoi has also a different beer culture with more Bia Hoi and about 20 microbreweries making Czech and German lagers. Craft beer pub at 26 Hang Buom opened recently in the middle of the Old Quarter and will be the place where you can get both regular lagers and craft beer on tap for a very resonable price.
Craft beer Pub Hanoi opened in 2016, has eight taps and a good selection of bottled beers
Craft beer Pub is not only a place for beer; late night partys on weekends and different DJ:s will make it a good spot for late summer evenings.