‘What time is it? It’s Tiger time!’
For those of you who are younger unaware, Tiger Beer was launched as Singapore’s first locally brewed lager in 1932. Between then and now, this refreshing thirst-quencher alcohol has gained popularity in more than 70 countries. The Tiger Brewery, where they produce the beer, is open to public and tours are conducted for the purpose of edutainment!
The 90-minute Tiger Brewery tour walks one through the Visitor Centre, Ingredients Kiosk, Brew House, Packaging Gallery and Tiger Tavern. In addition to learning more about the beer journey from grain to gold, I enjoyed the interactive and practical session whereby we were taught to tap our own beer and create the perfect serve!
#Ladies are advised to wear shorts/pants instead of dresses, as you need to climb stairs.
Besides that, there were many interesting facts! One that caught my attention was the invention of pull-tabs in 1962! Apparently, 70% of all beer cans used to have pull-tabs or “snap tabs” as they were called. However, people littered these tabs everywhere, until the “stay tab” was invented in 1975!
Stepping into the Tiger Tavern reminded me of an Irish pub with those rich wood and leather! For many, the highlight of the tour would be the beer appreciation session. Although Tiger is rarely my first choice when it comes to alcoholic beverages, I was pleasantly surprised by the awesome taste of the fresh brew! Besides Tiger Beer, the company also houses several brands including Heineken, Anchor, ABC Extra Stout.
Did you know?
#Each bottle of Tiger contains the finest malt, hops and yeast. The stringent production includes taste-testing more than 10 samples of water daily, over 200 quality checks and a brewing process that takes over 500 hours!
As soft drinks will be served to those who below the age of 18, parents can consider bringing your children on this edutainment brewery tour to enrich your child’s understanding of brewing!
Located in the western region of Singapore, the Tiger Brewery may seem out of the way BUT that’s just relativity causing irrational concerns. Constance Chuks Friday once said, “Unexplored paths lead to undiscovered treasures”. Well, he could be right.
#Don’t forget to bring your photo identity card for admission into the brewery.
Opening Hours: Please book tour prior to visit.
Monday to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays)
10am – 5pm
Guided Tour Schedule:
10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm
Admission Fee: (Includes tour and beer appreciation session)
Adult: S$18 per person
Child (Below 18 years old): S$12 per person
Note that no beer will be served to person under the age of 18.
459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 639934
Complimentary parking is available but bear in mind: When you drive, don’t drink!
To visit via public transport:
Take bus service #182 from Boon Lay Bus Interchange (next to Boon Lay MRT). Travelling time from the Interchange is approximately 20 minutes
The above information has been compiled based on various sources, including my own experience and should only be used as a reference. For more information on the destination, do check out: https://www.tigerbrewerytour.com.sg/