Gluten-Free Diet – Fad or Fact?

The gluten-free movement is rising rapidly. Ever wondered if it’s just a culinary fad or a legitimate movement?

To start off, what exactly is gluten?

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Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, barley and rye. They are often present in our daily diet including bread, Milo, ketchup and beer. While most of us can consume gluten with no issue, there are however, some individuals who suffer complications – Coeliac Disease.

The heart of the matter, is the matter of the gut.

Our immune system protects the body from infections and illnesses by getting rid of germs and other invaders that do not belong.

In coeliac patients, the immune system mistakes gluten as a foreign invader and attacks the gut. Very often, the intestines of these individuals are inflamed and damaged.

Treatment to prevent Coeliac Disease?

Currently, there is no treatment. The only way to control it is a strict, 100% gluten-free diet.

If gone undiagnosed for many years, symptoms may progress to include:

-       Malnutrition

-       Infertility and miscarriage

-       Anaemia

-       Osteoporosis

-       Intestinal lymphoma and small bowel cancer

-       Neurological problems such as seizures

Fortunately, many eateries and food manufacturers are starting to offer special recipes for these individuals so that they can be included in social gatherings, too.

So… Gluten-Free beers?

Yes, even breweries are looking into new recipes and technology so that gluten-intolerant friends can join in the celebratory drinks.

One of such breweries is Mongozo – known for its special, innovative technique that removes gluten at 2 stages of the brewing process. This method is used on 2 specific beers: Mongozo’s Premium Pilsner and Buckwheat White.

Gluten-abstainers can be at ease as these 2 beers are gluten-free certified by the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS). 

Here are more gluten-free options in our portfolio. Feel free to reach out to us at should you wish to create an exciting, gluten-friendly beer menu for your F&B outlet!

Fact and fad.

While the gluten-free diet may seem like a fad, it should not discount the fact that there are people facing very real and serious health conditions.

So before any of us ‘gluten-shame’ someone, remember that it may be a matter of life and death.

Craft Beer Dinner

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We’re kicking off 2018 with a 6-course dinner at Garang Grill on Sat, 20 January. This is The Drinking Partner’s 3rd collaboration with this culinary team (earlier two collaborations in 2017) and we know for certain that this will be another epic & gut-busting experience. Which beer will Pork Rendang Nachos Tacos pair well with? Can a Danish Smoked Wheat Ale brewed with Orange work well with our Asian ingredients? 

There’s only one way to find out. Register either by +65 9740 6870 or

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Address: Garang Grill- Apex @ Henderson (201 Henderson Road, 01-06, Singapore 159545)

Price: $68++

Find out more about New Ubin Seafood and their latest project Garang Grill on Facebook.

More about the beers featured at the dinner can be found here.







Beerfest Asia 2014!

Beerfest Asia 2014 is back for its sixth edition this year from 12 to 15 June! Beerfest Asia is the place to be if you are a beer lover or beer geek as it brings together all the rare and exotic craft beers from all over the globe into one location in Singapore. Coupled with savoury food, live music performances, comedy club and World Cup football screening, it was the best place to spend the weekend at!

The Drinking Partners had a hugely successful Beerfest! A first ever 12 multi tap Cult Beer Bar brought the spotlight of the Blues Marquee down on our booth as the crowds descended to get their hands on the draft beers. Our wide selection of bottled craft beers with amazingly designed labels also attracted the attention of many people to try the beers!

Don't worry if you missed out on the opportunity to party with us at Beerfest Asia 2014, keep a lookout for next year edition and look for The Drinking Partners there! 

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Meet the Gypsy, Eat his Dogs

Here's your final chance to meet the master behind Mikkeller. Cult brewer and founder, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø will be at The Great Beer Experiment on Sat, 19 Oct, from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Hear him speak on the Single Hop series PhD project, shoot your burning beer questions and of course, have a couple of beers with him. Both taps will be flowing Mikkeller's awesome brews from 11.30am. Gourmet sausages for the hungry too.

All welcome!

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Makan with Mikkeller

The highly anticipated annual food and beer pairing dinner is here again! This year, the focus is on cult beers from Mikkeller, as well as on the heart-warming food inspired by our local cuisine. Be prepared for Chef David to toss up some twists. And yes, do say "Hi" to Mikkel too.

Date: Fri, 18 October 2013

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Venue: Near Coronation Plaza along Bukit Timah Road. Exact location to be revealed upon registration.

Price: $65 nett per pax

Enquiries: Call +65 67621373

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

No Sweat, No Beer!

Join the folks of The Great Beer Experiment for a work-out! We reckon that the best time for a beer is when you are sweaty, exhausted and real thirsty. At least our experience of shifting cartons of beers tells us so. So let's get sweaty together by taking a trek through the jungle. And after a good sweat, we'll proceed for couple of beers at the The Great Beer Experiment down the road. There'll be some amazing draught beers tapping on that day.

PS: This is an easy 1-hour trek. No running after rabbits or jumping over bushes required- unless Mikkel Borg Bjergsø reckons it's a glorious day for a sprint!

Meeting Point: End of Rifle Range Road (public car park outside ST Kinetics). If taking public transport, wait for the Beer Truck to pick you up at 9.50am from the junction of Dunearn Road and Rifle Range Road.

Attire: Sporty. Do bring extra change of clothes, towel and water.

This is a free event and open to everyone. In the event of rain, this sweaty event will be cancelled. But we will still be heading to The Great Beer Experiment for beers at 12pm.

SMS the sweaty folks at 93851752 before 9am on that morning, if you are waiting for Beer Truck pick-up.

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

MEGA Cult Beer Tasting

A truly epic tasting event held at the Wok & Barrel. 51 different styles of cult beers were present for a tough challenge for the participants to try and differentiate and identify the individual beers. With a great challenge and good food, it was the perfect event for cult beer enthusiasts to gather and showcase their tasting skills and knowledge of the beers! 

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Magic Hat Launch Party

Are you ready for some MAGIC?

It’s LAUNCH PARTY and more… In your wildest dreams you could not imagine the easy-drinkability of the beers that await you from the Magic Hat Brewing Company. Be Seduced, Refreshed, Twisted and Bewitched!

And what’s MAGIC without some MAGIC performance? Get ready for a roving MAGIC competition by members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Singapore.

AT: The Wok & Barrel, 13 Duxton Hill

ON: Wed, 9 Jan 2013, 1830 -2100 hr

DRINK: MAGIC HAT beers will be selling at a crazy low $6 per bottle.

EAT: CHEF SHEN will be concocting some heart-thumping creations specially to pair with the MAGIC Hat beers. Prices according to menu.

WEAR: CRAZY, WONDERLAND.OUTRAGEOUS. The Wackiest guest will be duly rewarded.

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at


Join The Drinking Partners, suppliers of classic and cult beers, at Pulau Ubin for a 7-course seafood dinner paired with 7 craft beers. And here's the top 5 reasons to join us:

1. Nothing beats having a couple of beers after a hike/bike, yeah?

2. Indulge in the best of both worlds -Traditional food and Progressive beers.

3. IPAs are often a misunderstood lot. Understand the different styles of IPA and pairing them with different food. You do not need to be a hophead to enjoy this.

4. Love your lambics. Move out of your comfort 'food' zone and appreciate the marraige of lambics and food.

5. Would you rather spend your relaxing saturday chilling out with craft beers on sleepy ubin, or squeezing through the crowd at a shopping mall?

Date: Sat, 3 Nov, 2012

Price: $63 nett per pax


Register: Right on this page! Scroll down.

Limited seats available.


- Children and teetotallers are welcome too. They can enjoy the same meal without beers at a lower price.

- Dinner starts at 5pm. Explore Pulau Ubin on a bike/ on foot before that to work up a big appetite for dinner.

- Bike rentals are available near the ferry terminal.

- Dinner price does not include boat ride charges ($2.50 per adult trip, one-way).

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

DeMolen Beer and Food Pairing Dinner

The fantastic beers of Brewery DeMolen, recognised as one of the Top 10 Best Brewers in the world, has finally arrived in Singapore. To celebrate the occassion and also to showcase the widely varying styles from this artisanal and award-winning brewery, The Drinking Partners paired up with our partner, Chef Marc, to host a DeMolen Beer and Food Pairing Dinner. Based on his own interpretations of the brews, Chef Marc created 5 dishes specially for the dinner.

Dinner was a full-house, and which ran late into the night as folks stayed on to chat after the wonderful dinner.

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Trappist Ale Night

Ever dreamt of tasting all the Trappist beers in one night?

There are only 7 Trappist monasteries in the world, and in total, produces more than 20 different brews. Most of these beers are produced in limited quantities, and are perennial favourites of beer lovers.

To all beer lovers who has had a Trappist beer, we know that a Trappist beer is not a marketing gimmick. It is truly and honestly a great beer.

Although many of the brews are dark ales, there is a characteristic style belonging to each brewery. In blindfold tasting session, would you be able to identify which brew hails from which?

The Drinking Partners is organising a Trappist Ale Night for beer lovers to enjoy the selection of 18 Trappist ales, over 2 nights on 13th and 14th July, at an inspirational art gallery in Marina Bay Sands.

Date: 13 & 14th July 2012

Time: 7.30pm onwards

Fee: $65 per pax (for both sessions)

Seats are limited to only 60, on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

All beers will be served in 100ml servings. No food will be provided so please line your stomach with something in preparation for the big night of big beers ahead.

Bring extra cash because there will be a case of very special beer available for sale on the first night too.

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Beer.Food.Dessert Pairing

First large scale Beer-Food Pairing Event in Singapore!

Craft beers are gaining a following in Singapore, with beer aficionados actively seeking out craft beer distributors and restaurants. Many craft beers, especially Belgium beers, are brewed with herbs, spices or fruit, or have been matured in oak casks, resulting in a beverage that is full of flavour and aroma. Fact is, beers are very food-friendly and the marriage of different styles of beers with different dishes can lend a very satisfying dimension to the whole culinary experience.

An increasing number of F&B establishments here recognise the versatility and appeal of craft beers and have been quick to introduce beer and food pairing to their diners.

We have invited five established restaurants to do a beer pairing menu just for you!

The five participating outlets are

Arbite @ Serangoon Gardens

DB Modern Bistro @ Marina Bay Sands ,The Shoppes

Big Bag Wolf @ Tg Katong Road

The Wok & BArrel @ duxton hills

Life is an experiment. Food and Beer pairing is an experience.

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Craft Beer and Zi-Char Pairing Dinner

A New Year calls for A New Adventure!

We think our local hearty food does pair well with craft beers. After 4 trials, we were ready to serve and laid the tables for a fully-booked event at a popular coffee shop.

Missed the event? No problem. We have prepared a BYO Craft Beer and Zi-Char Pairing Pack for you. All you need to do is to gather your friends, grab a pack from us and head down to the coffeeshop.

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Launch Party of Delirium Tremens on Draft

You are invited to join us for an evening of good beer and delirious fun as we celebrate the launch of Delirium Tremens on draft, at Wok & Barrel. Try pairing Delirium Tremens with Lamb Char Siew, Bak Chor Mee Pasta and the Desiree Pizza, or put your sharp palate to test at our blind-tasting competition.

The first 100 guests can enjoy Delirium Tremens (Draft) at a special price of $6 ($4 if you bring your own beer goblet).

Drinking starts at Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: The Wok and Barrel, 13 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089507

Food: Purchase direct from restaurant

RSVP on Facebook/DeliriumTremensSingapore by 9 November

Email for more information

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Beer Food Pairing Dinner - Final 2011

The Drinking Partners hosted our final Beer-Food Pairing dinner for the year for beer-lovers & beer-noobies. It was a sell-out event, and sincere apologies to those whom we couldnt accomodate.

Stay tuned for our future events by emailing us to be in the mailing list, or folllow us on Facebook

The outstanding pairings of the night, based on feedback, are

Parpadelle with Porcini and Smoked Duck Breast in creamy sauce paired with Steenbrugge Tripel

Chocolate Braised Beef paired with Lindemans Kriek

Gula Melaka Tiramisu paired with Rochefort 8

Go on, try making them at home too!

Want to be part of, or organise, exciting craft beer events with The Drinking Partners? E-mail us now at

Beer Festival 2011

Beerfest Asia returns for the third time in 2011 from 16 to 19 June!

Appealing to both exhibitors and the many beer lovers in Singapore and around the region, visitors get to enjoy over 250 different beers from all over the world at affordable prices from as low as SGD 3 under three marquees. 30,000 people are expected at Beerfest Asia 2011.

For the trade industry, besides having the opportunity to engage and exchange dialogue with other industry colleagues and promote their products, Beerfest Asia 2011 continues with the tradition of the Asia Beer Awards in its sophomore year and for the very first time, the Asia Brewers’ Conference will be held on the trade day (16 June 2011) of Beerfest Asia 2011.

Further complementing the experience are the outdoor bazaar with a delectable range of food and games. Jam-packed with classic festival activities, there is something for everyone at Beerfest Asia.

Enjoy the Beer Festival with us! (:

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Lindemans Peach at Mens Fashion Week!

Singapore is always looking to bring attention to itself and attract new visitors. The latest attraction was Men's Fashion Week Singapore 2011, which ran last week at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.

The inaugural event featured the works of well known designers like Canali and Emmanuel, but much attention was directed towards the Asian designers who used MFW as a platform to debut their A/W 2011 fashion lines.

Along with talented designers from all over Asia, it was great to see local Singaporean designers like Reckless Ericka, Elohim by Sabrina Goh, and ATZU show their collections.

To complete our night, we had Lindemans Peach as sweet closure. You can't go wrong with it! (:

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Beer and Mooncake Pairing

TDP hosts beer events regularly. During these occasions, we meet folks who are beer newbies (noobs!) as well as many who are already beer connoisseurs in their own right.

A key purpose of these events is to encourage people to try new beers rather than our staple lager style beers. Also, to appreciate the history, brewing process and savour the different character of each label. Hence, it is particularly heartening when folks continue to explore new beers after the events. They keep us in the loop and share with us their experiences.

It is great knowing that we touched people’s beer lives in our own way.

Steven Ng, one of our “MBA” (Masters of Beer Appreciation) graduates, has taken beer appreciation to new heights with his Beer and Mooncakes Pairing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. We heard he has previously organised other beer/food get-togethers with his kakis, but in our opinion, this mooncake pairing is truly adventurous. Hope you guys enjoyed the dinner, Steven and co.!

*Photo credited to Steven Ng*

*Photo credited to Steven Ng*

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