Craft beer guide to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Saigon’s Craft beer scene has exploded in the recent years in a way which is unprecedented in the rest of South East Asia. Vietnam’s friendly business environment (unlike neighboring Thailand, for example), its young population, as well growing tourism have enabled an explosion of microbreweries, brewpubs and craft beer bars. This can be seen at its strongest in Saigon, the economic powerhouse and largest city of Vietnam. While Hanoi is catching up, it still cannot compare to the variety and quality of beers available in the former capital of french colonial Cochinchina, where brewers have done a great job at combining international trends in craft beer with locally sourced ingredients and traditional vietnamese flavours. Continue reading