Before you start, take note: the right way to taste beers, Goh (pictured, right, with Dave Bonighton, chief brewer and co-founder of Mountain Goat Brewery
) revealed, is different from that of wine tasting – you have to first smell the beers, then take a mouthful of the liquid (enough to coat the entire tongue), and you must swallow. "The key to [differentiating] beer is [through] its bitterness at the back of the throat," says Goh. So swallow you should. If you aren’t able to taste these beers at Beerfest Asia
, The Good Beer Company
(Address: 335 Smith Street, #02-58 Chinatown Complex | Tel: 94302750) and Brewers’ Craft (Address: #01-191, Blk 354 Clementi Ave 2 | Tel: 98152613) would have them. If you're only looking to buy the bottles home to savour slowly, 99 Bottles (Address: 217 East Coast Road, TIDES #02-08 | Tel: 94302750 | Opening hours: Fri 6.30-9pm; Sat & Sun 1-8pm) would be the place to get them.