Adstragold Microbrewery @ 417/419 East Coast Road Singapore 429004
Kudos to the kind folks at hungrygowhere for their invite for the review session
1st and foremost, I personally feel this is truly a hidden find. It’s tucked away in a remote corner of east coast rd, close to the intersection of still rd. I suppose is a place for people who’re adventurous with the public commute to pay a visit, and/or a drinking hole for people within walking proximity.
Drivers & Motorists, leave your iron horses at home. When you drink, don’t drive! Even if you did, the closest parking spot is good enough a deterrent. And if that’s not good enough reason to leave your vehicle at home, the year end parking ticket frenzy is another force to be reckoned with.
From what I understand, this microbrewery is something for Singaporeans to be proud of, since it’s wholly Singaporean owned & run. Formally located at CHIJMES where it was purely a drinking hole, they’ve relocated to the east, and now have a kitchen to roll out some (not all) German dishes to complement the beers.
Yes, you read it right, the liquid diet is the highlight, and the food is the entourage. House brews: Adstragold Golden Ale (GA), Adstragold Indian Pale Ale (IPA), Dark Ale (DA), Nutty Brown Ale (NBA), last but not least… their very own Bronze Medal Award 2010 – Red Ale (RA)
Fish & chips – brings back fond memories of down under. Aromatic beer battered Dory fish & chips. Not just regular Dory, but they also use Snappers (whichever is the fresh catch I presume). The GA or the DA goes well with this.
Roasted Pork Knuckle – not entirely of German authenticity, but the innovative initiative to add herb & spice adds a new dimension to the knuckle. Accompanied with raw sauerkraut, the pickle flavor isn’t too strong, so I think is going to be well received by the locals. The DA or RA goes well with this.
Country Home Roasted Braised Pork Ribs – this probably has a little American influence. Despite the limited capacity of the size of the kitchen, the doneness of the ribs is so good, the meat falls off effortless. The sauce is a little rich & sweet on the taste. IPA or RA goes well.
As for simple bites to go with the liquid breads:
Italian & German Sausages –I suggest their house brewed apple cider with this.
Good tasting food to go with good tasting beers, seated in a nice cozy joint, away from the hustle & bustle of city life can be pretty comforting. If it were a little more accessible, I believe will be easily capacity filled.