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A Gustatory Mash-up you can’t miss

What happens when one of the best local craft breweries, and a dynamic culinary brand gets together? You’d be wise to experience it yourself on July 28. Over the past half-decade, the Philippines has seen its

What happens when one of the best local craft breweries, and a dynamic culinary brand gets together? You’d be wise to experience it yourself on July 28.

Over the past half-decade, the Philippines has seen its craft beer industry grow from just five number to over 40 breweries, with every year seeing the entry of new players eager to satisfy the increasingly discerning palates of the country. And if you’ve somehow managed to miss out on this brewing evolution, then we have the perfect pairing for you as Monkey Eagle Brewery (MEB) and Privatus Private Dining (PPD) join their respective culinary forces for an evening of craft beer appreciation, paired with contemporary gustatory creations on July 28, 5 p.m. at Privatus Private Dining in Pasig.

As a brewery looking to further shake up the local craft beer movement, and a culinary brand priding itself on innovation, MEB X PPD’s Beer Appreciation 101: The Ultimate Local Craft Beer and Food Pairing Experience serves as an ideal partnership for two brands that complement each other perfectly. The event allows you to discover MEB’s different beer styles, and flavor profiles, while taking you through PPD’s curated five-course menu, that results in a sensorial dining experience.

For MEB, it’s an opportunity to educate the public on all things craft beer—from the basics of brewing, and the process, to understanding the concept behind the beer styles, and discovering a new way to experience beer. And for PPD, it’s a chance to showcase the distinct innovative flavor of their kitchen stylings.

Ultimately, the craft brews of MEB, the culinary creations of PPD, and the people behind the powerhouses have led to an overture as their handcrafted, artisanal creations come together to be purposefully matched and eagerly await to be discovered. As you imbibe, remember that craft beer is more than just a beverage—craft beer is history. Craft beer is art. Craft beer is science. Craft beer is a philosophy. Craft beer is an experience. Craft beer brings all of us together, creates conversation, and builds communities. The brewer wants to have a deeper connection with you. Seek out the story behind the craft beer that you are about to enjoy. See you there!


Here’s what you can look forward to:


Saison Farmhouse Ale (7% ABV) is MEB’s signature ale that emulates the original farmhouse ales of Belgium. As the French word for ‘season,’ this beer was historically served in the late summer to weary harvesters. Crafted with an artisanal blend of herbs, it possesses a robust flavor with a hint of fruitiness.

Pork and Salmon Sinuglaw is PPD’s version of the Filipino-Western ceviche of grilled pork and salmon belly tossed in picked vegetables and topped with pork and salmon crackling.


Burning Matt Pale Ale (5.4% ABV) is a refreshing American Pale Ale with a citrusy hop aroma and maltiness. This brew was named after a good friend and fellow brewer who helped MEB with the first steps of their brewing journey. This smooth and tasty beer can be enjoyed any time of the day and is best paired with PPD’s radical-style sliders—grilled local wagyu patty topped with rich, flavorful crab fat sauce served on artisanal squid ink buns.


Potion 28 IPA (7.65% ABV) is an India Pale Ale with an intense hop flavor, assertive bitterness, toasty malt presence, and a medium-dry finish. This seemingly resembles a truth serum after a couple of rounds. Potion 28 is perfect for the craft beer enthusiast looking for the distinct taste of hops. The intense flavors and bitterness make this brew a great match with PPD’s quail eggs smoked in mahogany and aged in a sweet and sour brine.



Blue Wheat American Pale Wheat Ale (7.25% ABV) is a medium-bodied American pale wheat ale with moderate hop bitterness and some fruitiness. This easy-drinking brew was named after the village where MEB first set up shop and was designed to perk up warm afternoons, rain or shine. The fruitiness and flavors of this brew perfectly pairs with PPD’s classic and decadent baked Aklan oysters generously drizzled with bubbly, luscious cheese.

Monkey Eagle craft beers are available for purchase in Privatus Private Dining. Each craft brew retails for PHP230/bottle. Privatus Private Dining also offers themed catering services for corporate and private clients featuring Monkey Eagle’s flagship craft beers paired with stellar culinary creations.

The Beer Appreciation 101 fee is PHP800. Slots are limited so sign up now. For reservations and inquiries please call (+63917) 629 7453 and (+632) 907 5457 or e-mail sales.privatus@gmail.com.

Privatus Private Dining is located at #8 F. Legaspi St., Barangay Maybunga, Pasig.