Brewlander splashed onto Singapore's craft beer scene in 2017, launching to glowing response from the local beer community and the media as Singapore's first gypsy brewer. Since then, we've added a couple more styles in our range, collaborated with a bunch of friends locally and abroad, and we're on our way to building our very own brewing facility right here in Singapore.
Our story though, goes all the way back to 2008, when John Wei — founder and yeast whisperer extraordinaire — first picked up home brewing after experiencing a beer awakening on a trip in Cornwall UK. The first few attempts were more of John shouting at the yeast, but he soon got into a groove, racking up competition wins and proving himself to be one of the best brewers on the scene. In 2016, John and a few friends came up with a wild idea: to make his award-winning brews available to the wider public. Taking a leap of faith, he gave up his day job and plunged headfirst into the project with the mission to challenge the status quo of Asia's beer scene, while putting Singaporean brews on the world beer map.
Brewlander is born out of John's passion for homebrewing (and his online moniker on brewing forums), and we've kept that homebrew tradition of having fun and pushing the envelope well alive. We source only the best malts, hops, and yeasts from trusted friends, which enables us to continually push the boundaries on flavour. You can now find our award-winning beers in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Taiwan — hopefully with many more countries to come.
PS: We're expecting to launch our new state-of-the-art brewery in late 2020 — expect a brewery-fresh experience on draft, bottles, and soon in cans!