East West Brewing Co. Offers Limited Run Brew for 1st Anniversary

Daily News - Saigon/HCMC: March 28, 2018

To celebrate their one year anniversary, East West Brewing Company is releasing something special.

The District 1 brewer will release a very limited quantity of their 1st Anniversary - Anniversary Ale, a strong dark Belgian ale brewed in the bottle is available for sale in 500 ml and 750ml bottles.

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The Anniversary Ale is brewed with an array of European malts for a rich flavor of caramel and dried fruits, and fermented using a Belgian strain of yeast with a dose of palm sugar sourced directly from a farm in Southern Vietnam. The beer is then re-fermented in the bottle with natural carbonation and capture the aromas and flavors of fermentation directly in the bottle. “This beer will age well and develop new complexity over time. A big beer with bold flavors, meant to be both respected and savored,” said Head Brewer Sean Thommen.

Capping Off a Banner Year

Organizers celebrated the anniversary at the District 1 headquarters Wednesday night by celebrating a party for the city’s luminaries. The brewer calls Ho Chi Minh City home, but has roots in a place much further west.

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East West Brewing Co. is a passion project by Truong The Loc, a Vietnamese national who was educated overseas in San Diego, California. As a student Loc Truong, General Manager and Founder of the brewery, experimented with making beer at home, all while enjoying varieties of craft beers in San Diego. This plus the dream of sharing good beers with Vietnam – all led to the creation of a Vietnamese craft beer company.

With over 150 distribution outlets throughout Vietnam, and a strong presence in the community, the brewing company is showing no signs of slowing down.

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“We currently have more than 150 high-end restaurants, bars and hotels in Vietnam that are selling our beers to their customers - some include Park Hyatt, Sheraton, Le Meridien, JW Marriott Hotels, Salinda Resort, El Gaucho Steakhouse, The Deck Saigon, Qui Lounge, Skylight Nha Trang, Bia Craft, Skewers, Mad House, and many more”, Truong said.

Since East West Brewing Co. was launched in March 2017, the number of press outlets reporting on it have grown to include media as noteworthy as CNN.

“My dream is that one day the majority of Vietnamese consumers are drinking beers for the quality and not because of the marketing. Vietnamese people deserve quality, and that includes quality beer”, Truong said.

Video source: East West Brewing Co.


East West Brewery Co.| 181 - 185 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

Phone: +84 91 306 0728 | Website: www.eastwestbrewing.vn

Email: info@eastwestbrewing.vn | Facebook: www.facebook.com/eastwestbrewery

Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday from 11am – midnight | Thursday – Saturday from 11am to 1am

Image source: East West Brewery Co.