I didn't want to be one of those lame tourists that uses Singapore's humidity as an excuse to down a beer every excuse he gets.
But across the road from the hotel I found a bar that specialises in Japanese craft beer. Sold.
JiBiru offers up a few beers on tap, as well as around 20 bottles in the fridge. It ranges from a few Japanese names (they're big on Hitachino Nest) to some other selections from the rest of the world.
This is the Nagoya Red Miso Ale from the Kinshachi brewery. Quite tasty. And, yes, containing red miso as the name suggests.
I was also quite excited to see this in the fridge (not on the menu):
It's the 3 Day beer from Hitachino Nest. Limited to 8000 bottles. During last years earthquake in Japan, the brewery got hit and had to be closed for 3 days. There was a beer that had already started brewing in that time, which meant the mashing period extended to 3 days, with the beer sitting inside a tank that had tilted. It caused a lactic reaction inside, which gives the beer a unique, fruity, sour flavour.
They also do food at JiBiru (yakitori sort of stuff), but I didn't give it a try.
I still have a few more days in Singapore. No doubt I'll be returning a few times.
JiBiru Craft Beer Bar
313 Orchard Road