Updated: July 17, 2017

Most of my friends told me that going on a trip to Baguio is not complete without experiencing their best tasting beer in the city. It was around 9 in the evening, feeling cold from the wintry winds, when my colleagues and I decided to visit Baguio Craft Brewery.

Entrance to Baguio Craft Brewery

We took a cab from the Night Market in Harrison Road going to this popular place. The bar is positioned on a hill which will let you view the cityscape of Baguio City at night.

Baguio Craft Brewery Hipster Bar

Upon entering the place, you could hear the bantering of people inside flowing with good music which emits a positive vibe. Upstair is the hipster bar surrounded with a number of guests waiting for their orders to be served. We were greeted with a beautifully designed centerpiece showcasing their unique beer taps and handles. I think the art behind was inspired from the culture and heritage of the Cordilleras and we liked it. It was a Thursday night when we visited Baguio Craft Brewery and the place was a little bit congested due to a number of travelers visiting the place.

Serving Good Tasting Beer in Baguio Craft Brewery

The Inspiration

The good thing that we liked about this place are the great tasting beer which are brewed on site. The owner, Mr. Christopher Ordas, learned how to brew beer in their garage when he was living in Canada. From there, he decided to put up his own brewery in the Philippines and I think Baguio City is a great place to start.

There are a handful of choices and you can ask their staffs for a free taste so you could choose which flavor you would take.

Uniquely designed beer taps from Baguio Craft Brewery

Ale is the Way

Most of their beers are brewed from ale which has a distinct flavor and bitterness on it. Fruit beers are also available, which are their bestsellers, as well as beers brewed from wheat and roasted malt. Their crafted beers are categorized according to ABV (Alcohol by Volume – which is the amount of alcohol in a given volume) and IBU (International Bitterness Unit – a standard unit used to measure the bitterness of an alcoholic drink). The beer with both highest ABV (10%) and IBU (150) that night was the Zigzagger (PHP 230 or USD 4.50 per glass) which was also labeled as “triple hopped”.

During the free tasting session I tried the Sh-wheat Talker (Wheat Wine) and Anomaly (Tropical Ipa)Sh-wheat talker has some earthy taste while Anomaly is too bitter to my liking.

Uniquely Designed Hipster Bar in Baguio Craft Brewery

Since the hipster bar is too crowded that night, we went upstairs in the veranda of Baguio Craft Brewery.

Veranda of Baguio Craft Brewery

The Veranda and the Cold Night

The veranda is a great place for accommodating guests who wants to have a good view of the cityscape of Baguio City at night. The venue is also perfect for simple social gatherings while enjoying the cool winds and warmth released from your crafted beer. It also contained their uniquely designed beer faucets and handles at the centerpiece.

Enjoying our Craft Beers in Baguio Craft BreweryRipe Passion Fruit Beer in Baguio Craft Brewery

Together with my friends, we shared funny and memorable stories while enduring the cold night. We sipped on our chosen beers, Ripe (Passion Fruit) and Keywheat (Kiwi Beer) both priced at PHP 180 (USD 3.50). However, the bitterness is more prominent than its fruity taste which is quite subtle. Overall, our short stay and experience here in Baguio Craft Brewery was simply enjoyable. Truly, your Baguio trip will never be complete without experiencing Baguio Craft Brewery.


Baguio Craft Brewery

Address: 4 Ben Palispis Hwy, KM 4, Baguio City

Hours: Open every 5:00PM to 1:00 AM

Contact Number: (074) 620 2278 / (0917) 777 6215

Website: http://www.baguiocraftbrewery.com

How to Visit Baguio Craft Brewery

  • The easiest way to visit this wonderful place is by riding a cab from your specific location in the city.

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15 Comments

  1. If ever I will visit Baguio again, I’ll definitely visit this place. I like the idea drinking craft beers. Hehe. 😂 Aside from that the place looks like instagram worthy. I love the interior design especially that unique beer faucet. ☺ Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I don’t really like beer.But I love the brewery it looks so aesthetic .I feel tempted to go and sit for hours just to gaze around the whole place.Even I don’t like the bitter taste of beer but the concept of a beer with a fruity taste seems new to me I must try that out

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  3. The Baguio Craft Brewery visit looks like one of the must do activities in Baguio city. Looks like a nice and heady experience to round of a tiring day. I am sure you guys had a great time.

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  4. This is wow. I’m not a huge fan of beer, but whenever I get to hear that it is crafted well with so much love, I would definitely try and don’t care If get drunk. I love their location as well and its just a coll place to just chill after a tiring day.I actually haven’t heard about this one in Baguio and I’ll surely drop by here If I get the chance to visit Baguio again. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  5. Beautiful post on the ales. I have suddenly seen a surge in craft breweries in India too in cities like Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. While I am not someone who understands the concept behind breweries, maybe you could touch upon how breweries came to be in the east apart from popular brands in each countries. Just helps a non beer drinker also understand and appreciate this.

    Regards

    Kartik
    http://www.katchutravels.com

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    1. Contemporary breweries are just beginning to rise in the Philippines and I think Baguio Craft is one of its pioneers. Good thing that India also has it and I would like to try out your draft beers soon 🙂

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  6. I’ve been to Baguio many times but never heard of this place. But I am not exactly a beer drinker (I actually hate it lol) so I don’t think I am missing a lot. I like the interiors though and their unique design on the beer taps. I noticed that the food is pricey, but it might be the only reason that would make me wanna go there. I may not drink beer, but I can eat a damn lot haha…

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    1. Just try and sip a little bit of their beer at least. A free taste is available upon request. All of them are bitter but I would recommend the Passionfruit beer which has a sweet taste on it with less bitterness. On the other side, I haven’t tried their food though hehe.

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  7. This was a long reading session for me. Brewery is really a fascinating concept! It is a good form of Gastronomical tourism which is picking up, the world over. In USA, there is Coca Cola factory in Atlanta which shows the taste of Coca cola in different parts of the world. In some countries, Coca cola tastes like beer

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  8. I’m not really a beer person. Truth be told, I haven’t had my beer spree ever and would never want to LOL But I’ll hang at this place anytime.. just hoping there would be something appropriate for me LOL

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