Beer Appreciation Evening at Timbre


Jeff, John, Leone and me at Timbre
Last week, Jeff and I attended the Beer Appreciation Evening* at Timbre @ Substation, organized by Expat Living and sponsored by SingTel. Colin Paige, brewmaster for Archipelago Brewery, talked a little bit about the beer making process and Archipelago's craft brews. Then we sampled their beers which were paired with different dishes. My favorite Archipelago beer is the Irish Ale. Jeff's is their Smoked IPA (but it's only available at Smokey's BBQ). 

I learned to look for "flavor hooks" in a beer when pairing it up with food. For example, the citrus in a Belgian wit would go nicely with the lemongrass in Thai green curry. Archipelago's honey American ale goes well with honey glazed chicken.

Beer tastes great on its own, but when paired with the right dish it tastes even better. For more tips on food and beer pairing, go here.

Thanks to the folks at Goodstuph for inviting us to this event.

*All evenings involving beer should be Beer Appreciation Evenings. Life is too short to drink crappy beer.


  1. i appreciate beer all the time! :p

  2. I love how you have your hair in the picture--super cute braid!

    I've never been a beer drinker, but I have a lot of friends getting into the whole brew at home and such deal. I may have to let you or someone like Colin teach me

  3. Catching up on your blog posts...the new facebook doesn't notify me anymore! I also like the braid.


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