Craft Brews @ Mutiara Damansara

Some say beer is the new wine and that it has bounced back into fashion with a strong pace. On a personal level i started off like alot of people. I found the taste of beer to be horrible with its strong bitterness that sticks to your tongue and the putrid stench of alcohol that it leaves behind. That was just a small antecedote of the past. But once i learn to familiarize myself with the compostion of beer and the interplay between the  composition of malt and hops with the latter giving it its bitter taste i steered my tastebuds towards a more favourable field in my choices of beer.

Admittedly i still abhor beers with an overwhelming bitter taste but at the same time find myself clear off it. So when groupsmore offered a deal with one of Malaysia's few microbrewery pubs i jumped on the wagon like a fat kid and a doughnut.

This deal is a limited offer for 50% off Craft Brew's signature barbeque meat platter and salad for 4 at RM 69 instead of RM 138.05. Its a no brainer and plus it includes pork ribssssss......

But this was more of an excuse to venture all the way to the other side of town for a fresh pint of beer from Singapore's premium microbrewery Red Dot.

So each of us started off with half a pint of with their monster green beer, english ale and i personally went for their featured beer of the month which was Kolsch which turned out pretty good, tasted like very refined and smooth lager.

Dont even get me started on their monster green beer. This left me green envy after taking my first sip of it. First taste that hits you would be a slight bitterness which trails off to become sweet. Ever heard of the term bitter sweet? Yeap this is one pint with that name tag on it. And for those of you who are into organic mumbo jumbo hooha you'd be glad to know that the green colour comes from the addition of spirulina which to non-scientific reading people a bacteria producing energy through photosynthesis.

As for the english ale, well like what i said in the first paragraph regarding bitter beers it was as bitter as a tragedy could be. So i pass on this.

After a short round of circulating beers on the table the meat platter arrived just on time before we began to get hammered. In simple terms, a huge plate, 2 selection of pork ribs ( we went tex mex and hickory smoked), 2 cuts of quarter chicken, 4 corn cobs and a central island of potato wedges.

Everything had a nice smoky flavour which complements the beer flavours really well. Taste wise i enjoyed both variations of ribs and i believe they're like meat lollipops meant to be dipped in beers.
The wedges is something to be reckon with. Its probably the best tasting one's i have ever had. Im guessing the use of beer batter like the ones on classic english Fish and Chips had something to do with its extra bite of crunchiness.

Didnt really fancy the salad though, the dressing was a little too sour for my liking making it stand awkward with the other taste like a vegetarian in a butcher shop.
words of wisdom as their table mats.

Any beer connoisseur would tell you that draft beers comes as a top choice and even better if its from an award winning micro brewery to add to that sense of novelty and uniqueness. Craft beer has made it to the top of my list as a favourite watering hole for both beer and good grub.


Craft Brews
Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


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