Beer is a favourite among many and craft beer has consistently been on the rise especially around Nairobi. But what exactly is craft beer? Craft beer is one made in a non-mechanized way by a small brewery. This is a boutique kind of beer and is meant to reach a smaller market. If you’re looking to try out some of this specially made drink, we know of a few good places you should go to or order from. In the spirit of Oktoberfest, it’s time to drink up!
This is a splendid spot that serves not only good food but amazing craft beer as well. They were at the EatOut/Baraka Events Nairobi Beer Festival and their stand had a sizeable queue which tells you about the kind of quality beer they serve. Sierra Amber, Sierra Blonde, Sierra Platinum and the recently launched Sierra Imperial Stout are the craft beers you will find at this spot. You should definitely try the Sierra Stout which was a favourite for many at this year’s Nairobi Beer Festival.
Location: Yaya centre, Argwings Kodhek Road
Operating hours: 12 pm- 11 pm
Contacts: 0706 555 555/020 8068594
Sina Shaka Taproom
Bateleur Brewery is one of Kenya’s leading craft breweries and so, their Sina Shaka Taproom easily comes to mind as one of the best places to head to for craft beer in Nairobi. The Yummy team was there this year when they opened and we were not disappointed at all. Order bitings to go with your beer tasting at Sina Shaka for a wholesome experience. We recommend the Fruit Fly Mango which received a Silver award at this year’s inaugural African Beer Cup.
Location: Village Market, Limuru Road
Operating hours: 10 am- 10 pm
Contacts: 0706 555 555/0799 447252
Brew Bistro Lounge
For most of us, Brew Bistro was our first introduction to craft beer in the city. Known not only for their beer but their happy hour and burgers as well, this spot is a top pick for craft beer in Nairobi. Brew Bistro, under the Big Five Breweries brand, delivers an array of excellent craft beer. Head there for their Nyatipa, Simplis (a fave with many beer lovers), Kifabock, Temstout and Chuilkolsch.
Operating hours: 12 am-3 pm, 4 pm-12 am
Contacts: 0706 555 555/0705 466836
254 Brewing Co: Despite being relatively new in the market, 254 Brewing are winning customers with their beer. We recommend the Karibrew beer from their selection. You have to make an order or join their beer club to sample their amazing beer.
You can also order craft beer from Greesnpoon.
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