19 Apr '11, 5am

Heavy lunch? Drift off to sleep with this history of beer in Singapore

Heavy lunch? Drift off to sleep with this history of beer in Singapore

Archipelago Brewery Company opens Before Archipelago started crafting spice-laden beers, it was also Singapore’s maiden commercial brewery. German brewers Beck’s started up the plant to churn out Anchor beer, no doubt paving the way for booze-hards across the British colony. Its heyday as a local brewhouse was sadly short lived. During World War II, the British – deeming it enemy territory for German ties – seized the factory in 1941 and sold it to Malayan Breweries. Malayan Breweries founded This beer stable – known as Asia Pacific Breweries these days – is the lovechild of Heineken and soft-drinks conglomerate F&N. Solely brewing Heineken at first, the company eventually created Tiger beer a year later and has been rapidly expanding ever since. It currently boasts a franchise of over 120 brands of beer and stout, including ABC, Baron’s Strong Brew and Guinness.

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