All photos by Aaron Joel Santos
Just a few years ago, craft beer was an entirely new concept in Vietnam. Brands such as East West Brewing Co. have changed all that, stepping into the gap to create premium Vietnamese craft beers that are in demand in bars across the country, as well as around the globe. These fresh and innovative beers stand out, whether enjoyed on their own or paired with Vietnamese cuisine. At the East West brewery in Ho Chi Minh City, head brewer Sean Thommen takes us inside the process of making Vietnam’s first world-class craft beer.