There are so many craft beer breweries and taprooms in Asia by now, it’s unbelievable. In my country alone (Japan) the number of craft breweries continues to increase every year. We are not alone though, craft beer is booming in other Asian countries as well. China, Korea and…Vietnam. I just visited Hồ Chí Minh (a.k.a. Saigon) this September and it’s time to introduce you to Heart of Darkness.

Heart of Darkness only opened up shop in 2016 so they are still really new. They are also the best rated craft beer brewery in Vietnam. Their taproom is located in a central part of Hồ Chí Minh.

Here they always have 20 taps available with 8 tried-and-true flagship beers and 12 rotating taps. This means you can always find something new at the taproom. I think their beers are very characteristic, they use local fruits and ingredients so much!

The CEO of Heart of Darkness is John Pemberton and he’s a real passionate person. I can speak from experience here because I met him before back in Tokyo. I got the chance to visit him again in Hồ Chí Minh! He is such a nice person and all bartenders are really kind and sweet.

If you have a chance to visit Hồ Chí Minh I highly recommend going to Heart of Darkness.


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