(This is one of a series of posts about our recent trip to Singapore. You can find other posts by clicking the "Singapore" tag below.)
Singapore isn't exactly known for its booze--import duties, vice taxes, Muslim culture and cuisine, and the sheer cost of bringing liquids in from overseas make alcohol relatively unpopular.
However, like most former outposts of the British Empire, Singapore does have a small local brewing tradition, represented mostly by the Asia Pacific Brewing Company (who now also brew the Malaysian beer Tiger under contract).
I tried two Asia Pacific beers while in Singapore. The first was a "strong brew," more German bock than anything British, and not a terribly good example of the form. Simply much too sweet, with too strong an alcohol taste. The second I tried was the ABC Extra Stout, a British-style stout (sweet rather than dry), and really quite good. Like cool, alcoholic coffee.