Now Brewing: The Perfect Pint Craft Beer Craft Beer + Fine FoodJune 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.