Earlier this month I had an invitation from Hsu Jen to a beer tasting session at Craft Brews, a new pork and beer joint at Mutiara Damansara.

Due to the pesky little organization in this country that is the government, Craft Brews got their beer from Red Dot Brewhouse in Singapore instead of brewing them on location. That whole “license” thingy sure annoys quite a few people out here.

see the pipes? they are purely for decoration purposes only

Craft Brew is located just right across the North end of Tesco (the side that isn’t facing Ikea) in a building curiously named Batu Kawan tower. Parking is a relative breeze, and if you’re familiar with the area, using the Mutiara Damansara exit on LDP would save you the trouble having to navigate through the Curve/IKEA.

The restaurant has a pretty simple yet elegant set up, with plenty of seats alfresco style as well as indoor. Behind the bar counter there’s all these pipes simulating an actual microbrewery, but unfortunately, a simulation is what they are.

multicolored beer, crispy eggplant, deep fried bacon

We were served four different types of beer on the day, the rather bitter English Ale, Czech Pilsner, Weizen wheat beer, and the Monster Green Lager, which was actually .. well, green.

Being not much of a beer drinker, I am not going to pretend that I’m an expert and advice you on which one to go for. That being said, I kinda like the green lager, relatively smooth and the whole spirulina thingy is supposed to be good for your health too. Making the whole pairing of deep fried bacon and beer less guilty for the consumer.

The other two beer were quite good as well, but I must say that the English Ale isn’t really my cup of tea glass of beer. For bitter beer I love my Guinness.

the porkgang each got our own VIP card to craft brews

As for the food, well, kitchen wasn’t fully open on that night, but we were served with some pretty yummy pork dishes. The two types of ribs were both delicious and wholesome, and I particularly love the crispy egg plant too. They also served us one of the most delicious wedges I’ve had.

The best dish of the day though, had to go to the deep fried bacon. Covered with a light layer of batter, the bacon is so sinful and yummy I couldn’t have enough of it. Deep frying really does usually make a dish even better. This one went very very well with any beer.

We were also given a VIP card (valid till June 2010) worth 30% discount on all food items and happy hour all day/night long. Thank you Craft Brews!

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

GPS: 3.161031, 101.613761
Tel: 03-7722 3000

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Pork & Beer at Craft Brews, Mutiara Damansara
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26 thoughts on “Pork & Beer at Craft Brews, Mutiara Damansara

  • January 20, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Yar, I agree. The deep fried bacon was good.
    We kept asking for more. 😛

  • January 20, 2010 at 11:33 am

    wah..is that tis place heaven?

    look good on beer n food..yummy

    from Nikel Khor

  • January 20, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Yeah, the microbrewery – have been hearding a lot of good things about it, even comparisons to Brewerkz in Singapore.

    We need one of these microbreweries here. 🙂

  • January 20, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Got an invite from them as well but have to forego coz something came up. Wah, looking at the beers, looks good. Love English Ale, especially Newcastle’s very own Brown Ale. Can pinjam the VIP card, haha, so that can go celebrate the birth of my baby?

  • January 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Lyrical Lemongrass,
    Yah, u finished our portions! LoL

    Its nais!

    Huai Bin,
    Licensing, gah

    Hhaha come collect at klcc

  • January 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Microbreweries ftw. The green lager rocks n their bottled American beers are good as well.

    U should check out brewerkz in Singapore!!

  • January 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Yah I’ve been to brewerkz in singapore!

  • January 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Deep fried bacoN!!!!! MY FAVOURITE!!!
    add some milk. dip it in sinful flour. dip again. n again. and again.
    then deeeep fry..

  • January 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Mark Leo,
    Yess, very nice!

    Haze Long,
    I wanna dai naooo, I want ze bacon too!

  • January 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    after so long baru mau post . . .kns betui la lu

  • January 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    back log ok. hehe

    Oh yes it’s awesome!

  • January 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    lucky you! the eggplant looks tempting……..i want….
    btw.. how’s the pricing?

  • January 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Like getting a casino license nowadays..

  • January 21, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Yess, it’s very nice, pricing is quite reasonable to be honest. 🙂

    Hahaha yah.

  • January 21, 2010 at 9:03 am

    This must be the 4th or 5th post I read about Craft Brews. Why you so slow one?!!

  • January 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    The green lager looks interesting. Not too far from my place as well. Could give it a try

  • January 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Hahah backlogs ok.

    Yah make it happen!

  • January 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Yeah, deep-frying DOES make dishes better.
    Nowadays anything can be deep-fried, really.

  • January 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    hahaha yah no doubt, except for maybe soup. 😛

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