It’s that time of the year to be jolly over beers – Beerfest Asia 2011 from 16th to 19th June 2011!
Same as last year, I purchased the “1-Day OCBC Exclusive Pass” for 19th June 2011, which I paid with OCBC credit card for S$15 each. It seems that the prices went up from S$12 last year. For last year coverage, please go to “Beerfest Asia 2010“. The reason that I chose to come on the last day is because there is less crowd and lots of promotions such as 1-for-1, price slash, bulk pricing, etc. Found out that it’s better from Beerfest Asia 2010 experience.
Performance on stage: All Star Beatles Tribute! This gig got lots of people doing the boogie!
Storm Beer – one of our favorite beer! Brewed in Bali but I didn’t managed to drink it during my trip to Bali in 2010.
Food and snacks are available too! But this time round, we didn’t eat any as we had an early dinner before going to Beerfest Asia 2011.
As each ticket comes with 2 free beers, the first one I went to exchange for Kronenbourg 1664. You can’t exchange any beers you want as there are fixed stations where free beers can be redeem. I rather Beerfest Asia give us the choice to redeem whether we want or just shave off the free beers pricing and introduce entrance tickets only.
We hang out at the open area nearer to Marina Bay most of the time as inside the tent was pretty noisy (loud music) and warm!
You can also admire the scenery while having your beer!
Free beer exchange – Jaz Lychee Beer. It’s a new lychee flavored beer which was recently launched only. Seems to be great for beginners or ladies!
Free beer exchange – Archipelago Summer Ale. Wanted to have Archipelago Belgium Wit but was sold out.
Scouting around to redeem for our next free drink… Magner’s
Harry’s at Beerfest Asia 2011.
Free beer exchange – Magner’s Irish Cider.
Singapore Flyer from Beerfest Asia 2011.
Another area where we hang out most of the time, it’s near to the entrance and also not so crowded. Only standing tables available!
Storm Beer Golden Ale – How can we not have this when we’re here? 😛
Schneider Weisse – I saw that it was a wheat beer and decided to have a try. Verdict – it’s definetly one of better wheat beers!
This year, I didn’t drink as much as I was suffering from serious gastric pain since a week ago from Beerfest Asia 2011. I didn’t want any relapse so took it easy on the beers but my impression is that Beerfest Asia 2011 beer makers are not as much as Beerfest Asia 2010. The selection is much lesser (so are the eye candies :P) – I might be wrong as I wasn’t given a handbook probably due to my late arrival (7pm). Seating area in the tentage was also significantly reduced as a large part was taken up by some Singtel bar or whatever – it was sort of fenced up and seems to be just for their customers (which is not many!). There was also a noticeable stink in the tent area, think many people vomited over the last few days. Haha!
Maybe it’s my form (not good), even photos I took this year is not as good!
Anyway, let’s see forward to how Beerfest Asia 2012 will turn out. My attendance is still confirmed!