By Jim Boyce | Now that‘s a beer flight. Arrow Factory Brewing (Liangma River) and Jing-A Taproom will give Beijing a taste of Saigon this Thursday by featuring three beers from Pasteur Street Brewing and then giving one lucky imbiber an air ticket to Vietnam to check out even more. As each venue only has three kegs of Pasteur Street beer, the odds of winning are pretty good.
I checked out a few sites focused on craft beer / Vietnam and found that Pasteur Street has inspired lots of enthusiasm since opening less than two years ago:
- “The first real Craft brewery in Vietnam…. There are many who have tried to open a brewpub like this one in Vietnam but this is the first one to succeed.”—beervn
- “Pasteur Street is by no means the first microbrewery in Vietnam or Saigon for that matter. But it is the first one to trot out hand-crafted ales and a much anticipated IPA. It’s been open two years now but this small scale business started by a team from Boulder, Colorado in the States has garnered a faithful following already. The tasting room is full every time we have visited, proving there is a ready market for this kind of beer in Saigon.”—Ho Chi Minh City Highlights
- “Within these doors, a culture of tinkering plays with hops, yeast and grain as Saigon’s first craft brewery creates world-class brews with local ingredients and a nod towards Western beer culture.”—Saigoneer
Arrow Factory and Jing-A will have a trio of beers, including Passion Fruit Wheat Ale, Silk Road Jasmine IPA and Toasted Coconut Porter. Here is the deal at Arrow Factory:
Sample the beers one by one for 35 RMB each (full pint), or get the set of three for 90 RMB—a deal limited to 20 lucky souls. Add the [Vietnamese] chicken wings to your three beer set for 140 RMB all together, only 10 sets available!
Meanwhile, Jing-A will see Jun Trinh of 4 Corners take over the kitchen. Along with rmb35 pours of Pasteur Street beers, customers also order a rmb100 set menu with bun cha (grilled pork and noodles), grilled skewers and fresh rolls.
The promotion starts at 5 PM at Jing-A and 6 PM at Arrow Factory (map here).