We were the first to bring Pasteur Street craft beer to Hanoi and now we’re excited to announce our very own tipple…
By Richie Bardsley
We laid down the ultimate challenge to our good friends at Pasteur Street Brewery back in the summer: create a craft beer that would capture the Chops DNA while most importantly being the perfect foil to our prized burgers.
Being Pasteur Street, pioneers in the Vietnam craft beer scene, they didn’t disappoint.
Trade Brewmaster Andrew Brunson savoured the challenge and has conjured up magic in a glass with our new Chops Hops Pale Ale.
At its core, it’s an amazingly dank pale ale. Light bodied and effervescent, it features a mix of New Zealand and classic American dry hops taken to the next level.
Brunson’s naturally proud of his brewing alchemy.
“In addition to the bold flavours and aromas from a generous dry hop, we also added basil and bay leaf to round out the resinous and citrusy hop profile into a highly refreshing pale ale,” he says.
If that isn’t enough tingling anticipation, remember, it’s served best with one of our proper burgers. Available at our three restaurants, Chops Hops Pale Ale is served fresh from the keg – be sure to ask our staff for pairing inspiration.
Chops Operations Manager Greg Clarke is clearly ecstatic about the pair-up.
“Chops is very close to Pasteur Street and we were the first restaurant distributing their beer in Hanoi,” he says.
“We share the same core values, which are to use the best and freshest ingredients.”
A Dream Realised!
“Chops Hops Pale Ale is a flavour dream realised,” says Cassie R Cullins, Pasteur Street’s regional sales representative for Northern Vietnam.
“A Pasteur Street x Chops collaboration is arguably long overdue… we’ve seen both brands grow and raise their burgers and beer game and there’s ample opportunity to grow and meet the vociferous desire to quench thirst and hunger!”
I agree. And personally I can’t think of a prouder moment for us.
Chops has long served a variety of Vietnam’s best craft beers since we opened in 2015 and nothing can top this feeling of excitement as we launch our very own brew.