Leading Filipino craft beer brand Engkanto is now available in Aus

May 23, 2024
By Cody Profaca

Engkanto Brewery, the most awarded craft beer brand from the Philippines, is now being brought into Australia by 7000 Islands Drinks. Included in the Australian range is the Purple Ube Lager, the Mano Nation Hazy IPA, and the High Five Honey Ale, all three of which are made from 100% natural raw materials sourced locally whenever possible. 

According to Engkanto’s Founder Ian Paradies, the range “boldly presents a unique beer experience for beer drinkers, here in the Philippines, Australia, and around the world, with flavours from homegrown ingredients such as honey, mango, and ube. We are excited to tell you that we are working on more native ingredients.”

The first of the range champions the ube purple yam, considered to be one of the most sought-after items in the Filipino cuisine. 

The second release showcases the local carabao mangoes sourced from various fruit growing regions such as the island of Guimaras, the first Geographic Indication established in The Philippines. 

The third release makes use of the raw honey sourced from apiaries in Baguio City known for tis subtle floral sweetness.

All three of the Filipino brews received bronze medals at the recent Australian International Beer Awards

“We’re totally wrapped, to be expanding these ‘ridiculously tasty’ craft beers from the 7000 Islands of The Philippines. And craft beer aficionados agree, with an esteemed panel of 75 judges,” said Siegfrid Bacani, the Philippines-born Australian entrepreneur and former global drinks executive who launched 7000 Islands in November last year.

“Personally, I can’t wait to get these Engkanto kegs into our hospitality partner venues come June 2024.”

All three beers retail at $32 per 4-pack with abv’s ranging from 5.1% to 5.7%. 

For more information, visit 7000islands.co. For trade enquiries, contact orders@7000islands.com.au

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