HO CHI MINH CITY | Heart Of Darkness is a brewery and brewpub in Ho Chi Minh City that produces a varied selection of core range and seasonal beers for lovers of good beer to enjoy. It’s a long venue with a spacious front shaded courtyard and the bar proper inside, and is a great space to while away the hours when looking to relax in Ho Chi Minh City.
The brewery was started in 2016 by John Pemberton – an Aussie who was raised in the UK, spent time living in New York City, and speaks fluent Madarin. The well travelled Pemberton had been toying with the idea of opening a brewery for a while, and a chance meeting with a friend of a friend, and later third party, led to Heart of Darkness being founded.
There are a lot of beer to choose from on the taps at the Ly Tu Trong taproom – the signature beer and one of the best, is the Kurtz Insane IPA, a 7.1%, 102 IBU beer that uses Columbus and Cascade hops to provide a piney beer with citrus flavours and hints of bergamot and grapefruit. For something a bit less intense, try the Primeval Forest Pilsner, an easy drinking Pilsner with notes of crushed gooseberry and lime flavours coming from the Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Ella hops that are used. If you want to try a few things, tasting paddles of four or eight are offered.
Food wise, it’s all about food that matches well with the beer. Think pub grub like nachos, sliders, wings, and flatbreads.
Heart Of Darkness
31D Ly Tu Trong
Ho Chi Minh City
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 12:00am