In response to the growing interest and demand for beers from our visitors, FHA will introduce a beer section to the exhibition for the first time, with an area dedicated to showcasing beer-related content that highlights the trends, movements and the best-of beers that visitors will be interested in.
As part of the programme, the inaugural FHA Beer Awards Competition will debut on 26 April 2023. We aim to recognise the efforts of brewers around the world, spotlight the “best of” and that the results will be a useful reference for our visitors.
To ensure the results will be useful to the trade professionals, a survey was conducted with F&B professionals on what they are currently selling, what's selling and what they are interested in.
The 10 categories are:
IPA (American/West Coast)
American Pale Ale
Wheat Beers (Weissbier, Witbier etc)
Download the Rules & Regulations document below:
BrewMaster, RedDot BrewHouse
From a young age, Crystalla has been interested in the food and beverage industry. A graduate of two world-renowned universities, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and the Versuchsund Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB), Crystalla is currently the youngest certified female brewmaster in Asia. She is also a founding member of the Singapore Brewers Association, and has been featured in multiple articles and news channels, including Prestige’s 40 Under 40.
Besides brewing, Crystalla also conducts a myriad of beer-related events at RedDot Brewhouse, including beer workshops, educational talks, and beer pairing dinners, and is a veteran judge of several beer competitions.
Managing Editor and Founder, Spill
Owner, Section D
A veteran of Singapore’s publishing industry, and an ardent supporter of the craft alcohol scene, Dannon founded Spill in 2020. Spill aims to support, grow and add value to the booming craft alcohol scene by providing a platform to showcase the often-untold stories behind Asia's beer, wine, and spirits producers.
He also runs his own private home bar, Section D. Through this unique private drinking experience, he champions the craft alcohol cause through a myriad of educational workshops, guided tastings, and industry tours.
A champion of Singapore’s home brewing scene, Raymond founded iBrew in 2004, Singapore’s first homebrew supply store. Aiming to create a reliable source of high-quality ingredients and equipment, he has also nurtured a closely-knit community of home brewers in Singapore.
Besides supplying home brewers, Raymond is also a Certified Beer Judge, and hosts (and judges at) the annual iBrew Challenge, Singapore’s premiere home brewing competition. A truly cutting-edge competition, the iBrew Challenge pushes the limits of extreme home brewing, highlighting innovative recipes and techniques.
Eng Kuang Yeo (E.K.)
Co-Founder and Brewmaster, 1925 Brewing Co.
Co-Founder of family-owned 1925 Brewing Co, EK (Eng Kuang) believes strongly in preserving his Singaporean Teochew heritage and culture, through the unique lens of brewing. Naming the brewery after a tribute to his grandfather, EK aims to carry his grandfather’s ideals, experience, and passion for quality produce to beer drinkers around the world.
Through 1925, EK aims to champion Asian-style craft beers, carefully crafting each beer to include Asian and Teochew influences that reflect his own unique heritage. To this end, EK is also a veteran of a multitude of brewery collaborations, including local brands like Song Fa, where he seamlessly marries local flavours with modern and traditional brewing techniques.
Inki Lee (OVERSEAS JUDGE)
President, Korea Craft Beer Association.
CEO, Beervana Brewing Company
Publisher, The Beerpost
At the helm of the Korea Craft Beer Association, Inki Lee has helped to nurture Korea’s vibrant craft brewing scene. A man with an obsession with anything beer related, he brings a wealth of knowledge on trends and movements in both the Korean, and the South Asian craft beer scene. He also manages his own brewery, Beervana Brewing Company, and beer magazine, The Beerpost, giving him a unique perspective and insight into Korean, Asian, and International beer affairs.
Category manager for Beer, Wine, Spirit, and Cigarettes, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd
A veteran of the wines and spirits industry, Richard Chai first started his career as a Wine Specialist for Same Darby in 2000. Today, Richard lends his passion and commitment for the world of wines and spirits to NTUC Fairprice, Singapore’s largest supermarket chain. At NTUC, he is responsible for sourcing wines, beers, and spirits for all 160 Fairprice stores, and also planning programs and activities for over 20,000 Just Wine Club members.
Founder, TSA Wines
Mr Colin Tay is a veteran and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, with 15 years of experience under his belt. He founded the TSA group and was amongst the first distributors to introduce craft beers to Singapore. A well-respected master in his trade, he believes in the importance of well brewed beers and strives to continually bring in top quality beers and spreading the good word of enjoying the good brew!
With over 15+ years of experience in the drinks industry, Fiona has worked in a myriad of different roles and countries. Combining her experiences in the Retail, Private Client, Brand Owner, Wholesale, and Buying sectors in 3 different countries, she brings a well-rounded perspective on the motivations and needs of the supplier, seller and consumer. She was the former Beer, Wine, Spirits Buyer at Cold Storage. Over the past 5+ years, Fiona is also an ardent advocate of craft lagers through her involvement in the Craft Lager movement in Asia.
Head Brewer, Brewerkz
A graduate of the world renowned Versuchsund Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB), Mitch Gribov has over 6 years of experience as a professional brewer in Russia, Germany, China, and Finland. In particular, he previously led the brewing team at the internationally acclaimed Master Gao Brewing Co., one of China’s seminal craft breweries.
Today, he helms the brewing team at Brewerkz, where brings his experience, passion, and excellence into each and every beer. During his time as Head Brewer, Brewerkz has been awarded a host of local, international, and regional awards, including the title of Champion Mid-sized Brewery of Asia at the prestigious Asia Beer Championship 2022.