PHOTOGRAPH / WORDS: Mikka Alaia
Baguio Craft Brewery is your go place for fresh beer and a chill vibe in Baguio City. this place is either your pit stop coming up or your perfect weekender when going back to your city.
Baguio Craft Brewery was created from humble beginnings. It started with home brewing in a garage, a passion for craft beer and a love for creating something extraordinarily delicious, out of basic, natural ingredients. The Philippine based company opened the doors to its first location in Baguio City in 2014.
The decision to venture into the world of a craft brewery came about with the vision to cultivate a culture where people appreciate traditionally-brewed and unique handcrafted beers with none of the additives, preservatives or adjuncts that beer drinkers have been accustomed to - a continuing advocacy is to educate and convert beer drinkers to craft beer drinkers.
Staying true to its name, Baguio Craft Brewery is a premium casual restaurant/pub with a passion for fresh local ingredients of the Cordillera whenever possible. All menu items are handcrafted in house to provide the freshest food possible. With 60 plus brews and with 21 craft beers on tap, Baguio Craft Brewery is proud to offer Philippines’ largest selection of draft beer. It’s not uncommon to find unique brews on the menu alongside more well known-style such as lagers and pilsners.
They take a lot of time when they are building their beer menu because it’s important to us to have a list as diverse as our customers. For the food menu, these are timeless comfort dishes and traditional pub favorite mixed with modern fare and innovative combinations. They pride themselves on making all of the dishes in house from scratch and sustainable ingredients available.
Pair good food and craft beer with a beautiful rustic interior and great service and you have a formula that Baguio Craft Brewery has been using to achieve success in a craft beer brewing scene. All locations feature a bar with wooden tap handles that are intricately and uniquely carved that were inspired by the wood carvers of Ifugao. This design element has become part of the signature look for Baguio Craft Brewery.
Baguio Craft Brewery isn’t just place where people go to have a beer and a bite. The goal is to create an approachable environment for the community to come together and enjoy great food and great craft beer. They are a community focused and look forward to getting to know the community. It’s important for them to find out what are the unique needs of the community where we open our restaurants, how do we fit into that space and most importantly how do we contribute positively as a business.