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Know your craft beers - February issue out now

Written by
Iliyas Ong

'In victory we deserve it; in defeat we need it,’ Winston Churchill famously gushed about champagne. The same can be said about that other bubbly: beer. Specifically, craft beer. No longer the bastion of hipsters, beers from independent breweries are hopping into the mainstream.

Natasha Hong, our resident beer expert, dives headfirst into the craft beer scene in Singapore. From the best beer bars in town to a handy chart on how to pick your new favourite label, our guide is anything but frothy. Get thirsty.

And when better to drink up than on Chinese New Year. The holiday is always a big deal in Singapore, so check out our Around Town section for a roundup of festive events and the kid-friendly places where you can see the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Then there’s Valentine’s Day. In his first monthly column for us, chef Bjorn Shen of Artichoke explains why he ‘loves’ the occasion.

But those attached can flip to page 38 for a gift guide (I’m told the exchange of presents is par for the course. Weird).

And for you 24-hour party people, we round up the coolest independent party promoters so you can hit up a throbbing good time.

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