A Guide to Katong Beer: The Best Brews for Each Season

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Katong beer is a long-standing Singaporean tradition that’s been around for over 50 years. It is considered by many to be a culinary rite of passage, and their signature brews are made with ingredients imported from Belgium, Germany, and England. They have a wide range of beers available, each designed to complement the local flavors found in Singapore. This blog post will cover the best Katong beers for each season.

Kaffir Lime Sour

Kaffir Lime Sour is a refreshing beer that perfectly embodies the tropical climate of Singapore. The Kaffir lime leaf imparts a tart citrus flavor and aroma to this light, refreshing brew. This seasonal favorite is perfect for when you crave refreshment in the hot weather, or when you’re craving something light and fruity with a crisp finish.

Belgian Pale Ale

Belgian Pale Ale is a refreshing beer that has citrus and malt flavors. The yeast produces fruity aromas, which are then complemented by the Belgian hops. This makes this beer perfect for summertime imbibing. Its strong and malty flavor goes well with hearty fares, like stews and soups. These beers are often relatively low in alcohol, so they can be enjoyed more than once throughout the season.

Belgian Tripel

Belgian Tripel is a beer that is made with a special yeast, malt, and hops. The use of these ingredients produces a fruity flavor and light body. This beer is perfect for any time of year, but especially during the summertime when it can be sipped at any time of the day.

Belgian Stout

Belgian Stout is a medium-bodied beer that makes for a refreshing beverage on a hot day. The smoky flavor combined with hints of sweet malt creates a flavorful and smooth finish. Though this beer has been around for many years, it’s still as popular as ever. It’s easy to see why when you try their Belgian Stout and realize the flavors are well balanced and satisfying.

Brewed in: Belgium

Style: Belgian Stout

Season: Fall

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 20

English Porter

English Porter is a dark, malty beer with a rich burnt sugar flavor that is perfect for winter. This style of beer is made with pale malt and roasted barley, which imparts a deep red color to the brew. The chocolate malt used in this style lends an earthy flavor to the variety, while the addition of hops gives it a dry bitterness that balances out the rich sweetness. It has deep brown tones and a heavy body that isn’t too sweet. This beer is best served at room temperature and pairs well with beef, pork, or grilled fish.

English Porter

Katong Beer Company: Porter

Malts: Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt

Hops: Cascade

IBU: 40

ABV: 5.2%

The craft beer market is growing at a rate of 32% per year, and there are now more than 2,500 craft breweries in the US. Of course, being a craft brewer doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be successful, but there are some tried and true formulas that will help you on your way. Take a peek at this guide to Katong Beer that will help you figure out what to brew during the different seasons.