HO CHI MINH CITY | Pasteur Street Brewing Company is probably the most famous of Vietnam’s craft breweries, gaining international fame when its Cyclo Stout won the World Beer Cup in 2016. The brewery was started by a team from Boulder, Colorado in 2013, and they’re famous for their inventive beers, and dedication to putting Vietnamese craft beer on the map.
The space is small, with long narrow room and bar. It’s on the second floor of a nondescript building, accessed via a set of unassuming stairs at the side of an alleyway. One inside, the modern space sits in contrast to the alleyway, with lots of natural sunlight streaming through onto the wooden surfaces.
The beer is brewed using imported hops, malt, and yeast – the quality required simply isn’t available locally, however each beer contains at least one Vietnamese ingredient to ensure it’s rooted in its home. The IPA uses Vietnamese jasmine for example, while other beers use locally grown passion fruit, jackfruit, watermelon, durian, and dragonfruit just to name a few. The staff here are really friendly and passionate about beer, and are happy to talk about what’s on tap, how the beers have been brewed, and more.
There are 15 rotating beers on tap at any given time, and a good range of style and flavours are covered. Your best bet is to grab a tasting paddle which lets you try and six of the beers on tap, and of course the award winning Cyclo Stout, brewed with Marou chocolate, is a must try whether its on tap or in a bottle.
The food menu is small, and follows the same philosophy as the beer – good quality versions of pub classics with Vietnamese influences.
Pasteur Street Brewing Company (Original)
L1, 144 Pasteur Street
Ho Chi Minh City
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 11:00pm