In the last three decades, craft beer culture has gained seemingly unstoppable momentum in every corner of the world.
Microbreweries, nanobreweries and brewpubs continue to bloom, fulfilling every fantasy of an avid lover of ale. Fortunately, Cambodia is not immune to the charms of craft beer either. A number of new businesses have fattened up the craft beer market in the capital in the span of less than five years, from smaller ventures that produce a limited amount of kegs a month to major undertakings whose offerings also include substantial food menus to accompany their beverages.
Craft Beer Garden by Cerevisia Brewery
Official home of the Cerevisia CRAFT Brewery, this open airy space is the perfect setting to enjoy their range of hand crafted brews. Honey Blonde, Irish Red, Wheat Ale, Stout and IPA is on offer here, available in regular or large glasses, as well as a 3 beer tasting boards. Open 4-11pm daily.
Set within the granduer of the Himawari Hotel looking out over the point where the Tonle Sap and Mekong River meet, here you can sample their range of house brews; Gem & Jade, Oats, CentenniAle, Bassac, and the recently introduced orange tinted Mekong Zest. Open 12-10.30pm daily.
Started from the ambitions of two friends to bring great beer to Cambodia, you’ll find their beers in a host of places such as Seabird’s Place, Cadillac, The Box Office and more, where you can try their Coconut Brown Ale, IPA, Grapefruit Pale Ale, and Summer Session Ale.
Hops Craft Beer Garden
Using ingredients imported from Germany, and producing beer following 501-year-old German brewing standards, Hops is well worth a visit. They have 4 beers as standard – Gold Angel, Amber Witch, Red Fury, and Hops IPA – for you to try, with tasting boards on offer. Open 11am-1am daily.