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June 16, 2016

BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Beer and Food Pairing Experience! @AwesomeBaguio



June 16, 2016

BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Beer and Food Pairing Experience! @AwesomeBaguio

By Abigail Javellana

Baguio Craft Brewery

BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY is Baguio's first and only craft brewery with freshly-brewed beer from 18 rotating taps.

The owner, local Christopher Ordas, began this passion for brewing beer in his own garage in Canada. He later expanded his knowledge by studying the German and West Coast styles of brewing in Munich, Prague, and San Diego.

The beer and food pairing menu brings another level of taste to beer lovers and converts who enjoy both. The menu is a collaboration between Edmark Bustos of Amare and the whole Baguio Brewery Team of Orando Tenorio Jr., Arnold Miguel, and Shellah Yzanne Merced.

Team OAP was back at Baguio Craft Brewery to check it out...

Baguio Craft Brewery
RKC Building, 120 Marcos Highway,
Km 4, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Website: www.baguiocraftbrewery.com
Facebook: Baguiocraftbrewery
Twitter: baguiocraftbrew
Instagram: baguiocraftbrewery

 

Related Blog Post: BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Lagud Strawberry Beer and iHop Attack! (A Review)




Baguio Craft Brewery

The brewery is located in the RKC Building along Marcos Highway.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery

Our favorite spot: the hipster bar counter setup with the 18 craft beer taps as the centerpiece. You have to pay as you order.

It's the perfect location for meeting new people.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery

The deck is where you can hang out with your friends, listen to live music, and enjoy the cold Baguio breeze.

Your experience starts with a question--what's your preference in beer?

 

Baguio Craft Brewery

You can taste all the craft beers one by one for free if you're unsure of what to order.

For the ladies who are new to beer drinking, we suggest the fruit flavors for something sweet. They are known for their signature strawberry craft beer called Lagud, but their bestseller is the Passion Fruit.

For the guys try the lager-type beers like Old Xavier. From there you can move up to the ale beers like the English Man in New York then down to the heavier ones.

Most of their beers are ale types, which are more of the heavier stuff and perfect for the cold Baguio weather.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery

Menu: Craft Beer | Food

 

Baguio Craft Brewery
Stinky Big Dane Burger
(P400) | Kraken (Baltic Porter) 6.3% ABV 26.6 IBU (P170)

We loved their premium homemade patty stuffed with blue cheese and jalapeƱo. The burger comes with onion rings and potato fries on the side. The chunkiness of the patty gives the burger a notable bite and body.

It's best paired with their Kraken, a dark beer with coffee and toffee notes that complement the burger's meaty and earthy flavor.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery
Fish Tacos (P350)Rolling Fog (German Hefeweizen) 6.0% ABV 21.5 IBU (P170.00)

Soft tortilla shells with beer-battered dory fish on top of a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and chopped onions. Best eaten with their chunky homemade salsa.

Pair it with the Rolling Fog, a wheat beer with fruity and banana notes. It's a balanced beer suitable for light dishes and brings out the freshness and crispiness of the fish. Not too heavy with a dry finish.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery
Smoked Pork Belly with Rice
(P380) | Zigzagger (triple hop double IPA) 10% ABV 119 IBU (P230.00)

Homemade tender smoked pork belly infused with their very own Kraken beer, deep fried and glazed with BBQ sauce.

Their Zigzagger is an IPA that has a citrusy smell and flavor to it since it's infused with Sagada citrus. The bitterness of the ale is perfect for dark, saucy, and fatty kinds of food.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery
Stout Isaw (P250)Stout Crusader (Russian stout) 8.5% ABV 52 IBU (P180.00)

Your favorite isaw with a subtle bitterness from the Stout Crusader marinade.

The dark heavy beer has coffee notes and a high alcohol content of 8.5% and beer brings out that smokey flavor from the isaw.

 

Baguio Craft Brewery
Chicken skin (P300)Englishman in New York (American Pale Ale) 6.0% ABV 50 IBU (P180)

We liked the crispy chicken skin marinated in their Throat Cutter beer (herb and spice beer).

Englishman in New York is an IPA with caramel-tasting notes and a 6.0% alcohol content, not as high compared to other beers. It's perfect for neutralizing the spiciness of any dish.

 

Baguio Brewery

Our Baguio experience was made complete thanks to good beer and food from Baguio Craft Brewery!

For beginner beer drinkers, we recommend the Strawberry, Passionfruit, and Old Xavier. For more seasoned drinkers, order the Kraken and Zigzagger.


Baguio Craft Brewery
RKC Building, 120 Marcos Highway,
Km 4, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Website: www.baguiocraftbrewery.com
Facebook: Baguiocraftbrewery
Twitter: baguiocraftbrew
Instagram: baguiocraftbrewery

 

Related Blog Post: BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Lagud Strawberry Beer and iHop Attack! (A Review)

 

Live an Awesome Life,

Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Our experience was courtesy of Baguio Craft Brewery. We wrote this article with our biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. You won't get a hangover with their beers as they are made 100% natural with no chemicals, unlike commercial brands.

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