MNL Beer Fest: a gathering of breweries

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THE Greenfield District in the Mandaluyong City central business district (CBD) is again hosting the MNL Beer Festival, the Philippines’ largest gathering of breweries and microbreweries.

One of the District’s most anticipated annual events, it is an offshoot of the MNL Craft Beer Festival which is organized by the Craft Beer Community. The three-day MNL Beer Festival will feature over 250 local and imported beers, with both artisanal craft and commercial beers from different parts of the country and abroad.

The MNL Beer Festival will be held from April 26 to 28 at Greenfield District’s Central Park located at Mayflower St. in Mandaluyong City.

“This year’s MNL Beer Festival is even more special, because it’s a celebration of a larger variety of brews on a common stage. Whether home-grown or commercially made, enthusiasts can try and discover something new,” Duane A.X. Santos, Greenfield Executive Vice-President and General Manager, was quoted as saying in a press release.

Forty local beer brands will be participating including 63 North Brewing Company, Amigos de la Playa Brewery, Boracay, Bulul Brewery, Cerveza Sagada, Desert Fathers Brewing Co., Engkanto, Flat Foot Brewing Co., Ibalon Craft Brew, Joe’s Brew, and Juan Brew, to name just a few.

The participating foreign brands are Lindemans Brewery, Lefebvre Brewery, C Brewery, Dubuisson, Holgate Brewhouse, Moosehead, Lion, Estrella Galicia, Velkopopovický Kozel, Pilsner Urquell, and Corona Extra.

The MNL Beer Fest coincides with Greenfield District’s weekend events: Kaleidoscope is a colorful Friday night market, while the Greenfield Weekend Market highlights the latest foodie finds every Saturday, alongside performances from various jazz artists. The Sunset Fair is held every Sunday, drawing families and pet lovers.