Palaweño Brewery is Ayah's brainchild. Ayah (the founder) lived in San Diego for more than four years when the craft beer craze hit her area. Back then, she was oblivious of this thing they call "craft beer" until a friend introduced her to it. She became an instant convert.
In 2012, she came home to the Philippines with a brilliant idea and a homebrewer's kit. She thought, "this would definitely be a welcome change for the Philippines".
Ayah and I (Malu) started with the homebrewer's kit and started brewing in our little kitchen. We would throw "Ayahay Night" parties for friends (who acted as our guinea pigs!). We literally drank our mistakes away and made a lot of friends along the way!
From the homebrewer's kit, Palaweño Brewery was born. Todate, we brew all-grain but still keep things traditional: filling bottles by hand, crafting and labeling our own bottles ourselves. It can't get any more traditional than that!
It's no walk in park, and we love every second of it! That thing we call "passion" drives us.
We are honored and humbled at the same time to have been featured on CNN International, BBC Earth, The Guardian, Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, to name a few. Aside from that, we are lucky to have been included in "The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Craft Beers" List by American Express Essentials, Germany.
It is our mission to provide the best craft beer we could, all for the love of it!