Beers for Fears: Grab Some of These Philippine Mythology-Inspired Brews

Learn about local folklore through these brews.
by | October 26, 2017

Craftpoint Brewing Co. is one of the first Manila-based commercial craft breweries, established in 2013. In 2016, they launched three limited edition beers with gorgeous beer labels done in collaboration with local artists for an art show.

Makiling Magma is a limited edition mango with chili beer named after Maria Makiling, the diwata guarding the volcano Mount Makiling. The beer sports an artistic design by street artist Dee Jae Pa’este, known for his vibrant nature-inspired murals of women decorating public spaces, hostels and restaurants.

Mayari is a garden ale named after a lunar deity, Philippine mythology’s goddess of the moon (also known as Bulan). The floral beer is infused with chamomile and lavender teas and sports a dreamy illustration by painter and illustrator Tokwa Peñaflorida.

Meanwhile, Buhawi (the Filipino word for tornado) is a roasty brown ale brewed with toasted coconut featuring artwork by Electrolychee, a Manila-based design, and illustration studio known for their vector art and organic, hand-drawn imagery.

Where to try Craftpoint Brewing: The artists’ brews were a limited edition “collabrewation” but you can find other beers from Craftpoint Brewing Co. in various restaurants around Metro Manila including Big Bad Wolf, Burgers & Brewskies, The Hungry Hound, The Perfect Pint and more, plus Curious Creatures, a newly opened taproom/bar in La Union.

Read more about craft beer in the Philippines here.

Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.

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