Craft Beer in Saigon?

Philly Beer Week proudly presents our new contributing writers, Daryl and Mindi Hirsch, otherwise known as 2 Food Trippers. Daryl and Mindi have turned their life’s passion – food tourism – into their life’s work. They now travel the globe, capturing the heart of each city’s cuisine in photos, video, and blog. You can (and should) follow them @2foodtrippers. Their full recap of beer in Saigon can be found HERE.

“You’re from Philadelphia?”

John Reid’s eyes lit up as we affirmatively answered his question confirming our home city. Reid, Co-owner and General Manager of Pasteur Street Brewing Company in Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam, has a sweet spot for Philly since Saigon’s first craft brewery won for best chocolate beer at the prestigious Word Beer Cup, which was hosted by the City of Brotherly Love this May.

After drinking more than our fair share of lager in Southeast Asia over the past three months, we were thrilled to stumble upon Pasteur Street’s hidden second floor tap room with a dynamic selection of craft beer. Though the brewery produces typical styles like Saison, IPA and Porter, their use of Southeast Asian ingredients like passion fruit, coconut and jasmine is a differentiating factor that makes the beer unique and exciting.

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