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Now Brewing: The Perfect Pint Craft Beer Craft Beer + Fine Food

June 15, 2019

At the second floor of Crossroads, BGC (the same building as the Starbucks Drive-Thru) stands a newly-opened watering hole called The Perfect Pint.

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When you walk in, you’ll immediately feel at ease. With an interior that’s a nod to an old-age pub, tweaked to sport a more modern and relevant vibe, the place is decked out with wood paneling, lined with mirrors, and scribbled over with tastefully done calligraphy.

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It’s worth mentioning that The Perfect Pint champions our local craft beers and have them on tap.

As its name bluntly suggests, The Perfect Pint is a beer place. Owned and managed by the beer-loving Tempongko brothers, what’s worth mentioning about it is that it champions our local craft beers. Unlike Metro Manila’s increasing “gastropubs” who place all-imported beers (and maybe a local brand or two) in the frontline, The Perfect Pint does the reverse and campaigns for local—and this is always a good thing.

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Some of the beers The Perfect Pint has on tap are Katipunan Craft Ale, Iligan-bred Fat Pauly’s, British style IPA G-Point, and Pivo Praha Czech Pilsner craft beer. Just like how every coffee shop has its own home brew, The Perfect Pint also has its own house brew—the Guts N’ Glory, which is an IPA recipe that features Columbus hops in both flavor and aroma. They also have foreign brands upon request.

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The Perfect Pint has a detailed list of craft beer and food pairings.

If most restaurants take pride in their wine and food pairings, The Perfect Pint has a list of Craft Beer and Food Pairings designed by Chef Gene Gonzales, and prepared by line cooks from Anihan Training School. They also know what they’re talking about, explaining why this beer goes with that dish, so you won’t have to blindly guess why they go together. Check out some of their offerings below.

Heap of Fresh Bacon with House Pickles (PHP 380) A huge pile of homemade crisp bacon. Served with their house pickles. Best paired with G-Point Pirate IPA.

Kapal Muks with House Pickles (PHP 650) A perfect pint specialty of brined pork mascara deep-fried until ultra crisp. Served with house pickles and special sauce. Best paired with Pivo Weizen.

Oyster Two Ways (PHP 180) Oysters served two ways: A cheesy béchamel topping and cool cocktail sauce with beer reduction.

Crispy Pig’s Knuckle with Mango Salad and Tom Yum Dip (PHP 680) Oven-braised and deep-fried pork knuckles. Soft on the inside but super crisp on the outside. Served with mango salad and tom yum dip. Best paired with Pivo Weizen.

Stinky 5 Cheese Pizza (PHP 560) Gruyere, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Taleggio, and Blue Cheese. Best paired with Pivo Weizen.

Freshly Baked Caramel Brownie S’mores with Rum Raisin Ice Cream (PHP 290) Rich and fudgy chocolate brownies overloaded with rum raisin ice cream. Best paired with Fat Pauly’s Amapola (Dark Chocolate Ale) or Pivo Dark Pilsner.

Crispy Banana Pouches with Chocolate Ginger Beer Sauce (PHP 180)

It’s exciting to know that the Philippines is also flourishing in the beverage scene, too.

It’s already an exciting thing to know how the food scene in the Philippines is rapidly picking up, and it’s even more exciting to know that even in the beverage scene, Filipinos are becoming more daring in this meticulous craft. So far, the turn out has been quite successful. With crazy-sounding grub like Stinky Cheese Pizza and Kapal Muks, The Perfect Pint’s got something good going for them. Yes, something very good.

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The Perfect Pint
2nd floor, Crossroads Building
32nd Street, Bonfiacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 823 1320 | Facebook

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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5 responses to “Now Brewing: The Perfect Pint Craft Beer Craft Beer + Fine Food”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    I wonder if this signals the start of a Third Wave-style surge in “beer houses” (and the attendant me-too competition that naturally follows).

    Not much of a beer drinker, but that food looks really good.

    • Mikka Wee says:

      You?? Not a beer drinker? Why do I find that hard to believe, Volts?? Hahaha! :))

      • Volts Sanchez says:

        Cocktails. At Exit Bar or The Curator. I’m a chick! 😉

        • Guest says:

          They also concoct refreshing and flavorful tails there. If you are fond of grapes, you might find their ‘Love in the Vineyard’ pretty awesome. The famous Boracay Frozen Mojito can be found there as well.

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