On September 16, 2022, Pasteur Street Brewing Company hosted the Grand Opening of their newest Taproom at 221 Hoang Sa, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon to the locals).
This brings to 5 the number of locations they have now open in Saigon (6 in Vietnam if you count their Hanoi outlet) and is the first one to overlook the iconic Saigon river that runs through the heart of the city. Nestled along on one of Saigon’s busiest streets the outlet is surrounded by great Vietnamese street food restaurants and lively local nightlife.
The industrial look of the outlet mirrors their other most recently opened location in District 3 (at 23a Ngo Thoi Nhiem), but this latest location has been made more colourful reflecting the tones found on the brewery’s can label designs. If you look closely you’ll also recognize the now trademark breeze block pattern around the outlet also prominent in the label design.
The Pasteur team also wanted to be as environmentally friendly as possible when designing the outlet so they worked with Saigon-based PLASTICPeople to produce their tables from recycled single-use plastics collected in the city. The tables even have QR codes attached that will show guests how each one is made.
Even the ceiling lights are recycled, or upcycled if you will, from old war era factory lights.
This will be the first Pasteur Street Brewing location with a pool table so they’ll be looking to host teams from the local pool league and sponsor their own. It is also the first location to have dedicated guest taps to feature beers from other craft breweries around Vietnam.
Speaking of their new tap room opening, the company’s CEO and Brewmaster, Alex Violette,
said, “We have always valued creating a welcoming environment in our tap rooms where guests
can experience craft beer in a way they may not have before. Hoang Sa is going to be great for
that. It really allows people to understand who we are as a company.”
Pasteur Street Brewing Company has provided Vietnam with world class beer styles since 2014, earning the country its first World Beer Cup Medal in 2016 with their robust 13% Cyclo Imperial Stout brewed with Marou chocolate, cinnamon and fresh Mui Ne vanilla beans. The brewers focus on the use of fresh Vietnamese ingredients in each beer they make with signature beers such as Jasmine IPA and Passion Fruit Wheat. Their newest style being a low alcohol 2.2% Chanh Muoi beer with salted lime.