Copenhagen-based craft beer brand, Mikkeller, has launched its Singapore outpost with Mikkeller Bar Singapore at Chinatown Complex Food Centre. In partnership with SST Trading Co., a craft beer distribution company founded by industry veterans Kuok Meng Chao and Daniel Goh, Mikkeller beer has found excellent company within Singapore’s hawker culture. Taking over the stall formerly occupied by Smith Street Taps & Friends, the extension of pioneer hawker craft beer bar Smith Street Taps, this is the World’s Smallest Mikkeller Bar. It is also the first to be set within a UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
“Smith Street Taps remains a place for people to discover and enjoy well-crafted beers. We’re excited to be working with Mikkeller, a brewery known for its experimental and novel brews, with the added bonus of Chinatown’s famed hawker fare,” said Kuok.
Mikkeller Bar Singapore General Manager, Sylvester Fedor added, “We hope customers will love the concept and encourage our search for another space to grow the Mikkeller brand locally.”
International Mikkeller bars embrace the host country’s motifs in detail, with Mikkeller Bar Singapore being no different. Mikkeller Bar Singapore’s logo sees the brewery’s mascot, Henry, in a Merlion costume – the mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish is a national symbol of the city state.
With 10 rotating taps and a well-stocked list of packaged beers, Mikkeller Bar Singapore will see more specials from Mikkkeller’s breweries in Denmark to San Diego, as well as breweries that are friends with the brand. Highlights in the coming weeks include the imperial oatmeal stout Beer Geek Fudgesicle (12% ABV) brewed with cocoa, vanilla and butterscotch, the Spontan series of spontaneously fermented sour ales aged in oak barrels (from one to three years), and highly sought-after brews from Vermont’s Hill Farmstead Brewery.
With the launch of Mikkeller in Singapore, the local chapter of Mikkeller Running Club (MRC) continues their tradition on the first Saturday of the month, with the first run on 6 March 2021.
Established in 2014 with the philosophy that enjoying great beer and doing a bit of physical activity can help members find balance in life, it boasts various routes, pace and distances suitable for all types of runners. Participants are also rewarded with a complimentary beer at Mikkeller upon completing the run.
Mikkeller Bar Singapore
335 Smith Street
Chinatown Complex #02-058 (Green Zone)
Tuesdays to Fridays, 5.30pm to 10pm
Saturdays, 2.30pm to 10pm
Images: Mikkeller Bar Singapore