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Explore the Barhasinghe's Beer Paradise in Nepal

Barhasinghe Beer Garden - All you need to know about Nepal’s Finest Beer Garden

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.

Deepak Raj Bhatta
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Looking to hop into an incredible world of Beers? Or Desperately trying to gather efforts to explore the amazing beer Garden in Nepal! Barhasinghe Beer Garden is one of the best Beer gardens that offers educational and recreational experiences in Nepal. Situated in Kurintar, about 101 Km away from Kathmandu, this place is one of the best places for a quick night's escape, fun and friend moment and more.

Barahsinghe's artisan craft beer, which draws inspiration from the incredible wilderness, is the ideal illustration of how nature and technology can coexist. Also, beer tastes best when all of its ingredients are obtained from the natural world, and beer only tastes good when it is produced with the welfare of the natural world in mind. The Barhasinghe’s handmade beers are created while combining and presenting new flavours serving the Beer geeks, that too, keeping in mind the country’s rich craft heritage. 

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    Major Highlights of the Beer Garden Trip

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    • Insightful peek into Nepal’s finest Beer Production house. 
    • Live Beer production understanding from the epicentre of organized industrial Manufacturers. 
    • A resort-like facility dedicated to beer enthusiasts. 
    • Educational and recreational experience on the banks of Trishuli River.
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    Barhasinghe Beer Garden

    The Barhasinghe’s Beer Garden in Kurintar is one of its kind in Nepal. Serving the diverse people enjoying the country, the beer has a unique client base. The connoisseurs of Beer can visit this place to try varieties of Barhasinghe Beers. 

    Everyone loves to eat while taking in the breathtaking surroundings. In Barhasinghe beer garden, the atmosphere is vibrant and beery and people enjoy the educational experience in the beer factory. It is also a wonderful chance to create a great outdoor environment and lively social mood. Friends and family, who are above the legal age to consume alcohol, can visit the Yak brewery in Kurintar to explore the world of Barhasinghe Beers. 

    Location

    Barhasinghe Beer Garden

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 101 KM

    Distance from Pokhara 

    Approx. 100 KM

    Major attractions

    Beer factory, Trishuli River, Manakamana Temple

    Type of tour

    Recreational, Educational

     

    The Barhasinghe Beer Garden adopts a fashionable vibe while aiming to elicit a real-world, true experience. It enhances the visitors' experience, who are dwelling to enter a world that truly honors the eminence of liquors, especially the beers. 

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    A terrific venue to sample exotic beers at Barhasinghe Beer Garden in Yak Brewing Company at Kurintar offers delectable choices of food, best accompanied by the fresh beers at the factory. 

    The incredibly adorned venue, mouth-watering food varieties, beautiful ambience, and beer-based experiences make this place a wonderful Beer Garden to explore in Nepal. While the place is known for its beer production, a tour inside the factory also offers a wide range of educational experiences to the visitors. 

    In the highway segment of Kathmandu-Pokhara, the Barhasinghe Beer Garden is the ideal place to socialize, make new friends, and feel a part of the community. The people of similar interests gather in the Beer garden to explore the production process and try the ‘Barhasinghe’. It is an ideal trip that takes you to the factory itself and enables you to experience its authenticity with on-hand experience. 

    If you are looking to spend time with your circle, the Barhasinghe Beer Garden in Kurintar would make a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and other places around. It provides a perfect beerscape and close speculation of how the drinks we consume are being manufactured.

    Types of Beer Produced in Barhasinghe Beer Garden

    There are several types of Beer produced by Yak Brewery in Kurintar. Some of the major types of beer are mentioned below. 

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    Pilsner

    Three malts are combined to make Pilsner beer: Pilsner malt, Vienna malt, and Aromatic caramel malt. While Vienna Malt presents the rich orange color with a toasted or biscuit malt fragrance to the beer and provides it with its dry yet refreshing finish, Pilsner malt offers the beverage it's malty-sweet flavour with subtle hints of honey. Aromatic caramel malt intensifies the ‘Caramely’ flavour while also imparting a deeper color and hints of light cream toffee, nut, and honey. The temperature at which each malt is knilled influences how crafty it is.

    Ingredients

    Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast and Natural Spring Water

    Available Packaging

    Can:500 ML
    Case: 650 ML, 330 ML, Can (12 Bottles for each)
    Bottle: 330 ML, 650 ML

    Dunkelweizen

    Dunkel and Weizen are German words that literally translate to ‘dark wheat’ since Dunkel means ‘dark’ and Weizen means ‘wheat’. The Dunkelweizen is brewed using a variety of dark wheat and barley malts, making it a pretty daring malt. Because wheat malt contains more protein and gum than other types of malt, it requires more rigorous mashing to activate its enzymes.

    It is a top-fermenting beer, which implies that yeast is added at a higher temperature to the top of the wort. Dunkelweizen is a distinctively dark colour and bready flavour due to this procedure.

    Ingredients

    German Malted Wheat, Dutch Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast, and Natural Spring Water.

    Available Packaging

    Can:500 ML
    Case: 650 ML, 330 ML, Can (12 Bottles for each)
    Bottle: 330 ML, 650 ML

    Pale Ale

    Aromatic hops and Maris Otter malt from England are used to make Barahsinghe Pale Ale. This English-style Pale Ale has balanced hop bitterness, fruity undertones, and a malty, full-bodied character.

    Ingredients

    Maris Otter Malt, Hops, Yeast and Natural Spring Water

    Available Packaging

    Bottle: 330 ML, 650 ML

    Yaktoberfest

    A malty German amber lager called Barahsinghe Yaktoberfest has long been associated with the Oktoberfest festival. This Marzen-style beer blended with spicy hop aromatics was brewed using imported Munich, Vienna, and Pilsner malts, natural spring water, and noble hops.  

    Ingredients

    Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast and Natural Spring Water

    Available Packaging

    Bottle: 330 ML, 650 ML

    Hazy Ipa

    The highest quality ingredients are used to craft Barahsinghe Hazy IPA. It contains nine aromatic hops, top-fermenting yeast, natural spring water, and four different varieties of malt: Maris Otter, malted wheat, oats, and aromatic malts.

    A deep, malty, nutty flavour is added by Maris Otter malt. The beer's distinctively hazy appearance and creamy, delicate mouthfeel are a result of the use of higher protein malts, like oat and wheat. Aromatic malts are a type of speciality malt that improve the fragrance and flavour of the malt in beer.

    Ingredients

    Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Oats, Hops, Yeast, and Natural Spring Water

    Available Packaging

    Bottle: 330 ML, 650 ML

    Brewing Process of Barhasinghe Beer

    There are several steps involved in the brewing process of Barhasinghe Beer. These beers are made mostly using German technology and have an advanced brewing system to manufacture beer. Purportedly green technology is utilized to produce the beer that is said to be environment friendly and sustainable. 

    Silo: The word ‘silo’ comes from the Greek word ‘siros’, which means ‘pit for holding grain’. In Asia, the ‘silo pit’, as it is known, has long been a preferred method of grain storage. The 2-row Barley malt is stored in Silos at the Barhasinghe factory in the initial stage. 

    Milling: The malt is gathered in the Malt Bin after milling, which involves crushing it without breaking the husk. It involves grinding the malts and thus the produced mixture is called ‘grist’. 

    A 6 roller mill crusher from Kunzel-Germany, known for its reliable operation and strong construction, to get the most out of the malt is used. This is where the main ingredients are prepped and readied to process in the chamber. 

    Grist Bin: After milling, the produced grist is collected in the grist bin. It is where the crushed malt is collected before sending it to the Mash chamber.

    Mashing: The water and the crushed grains are combined to create the ‘mash’, a porridge-like substance. Here, the malt and other cereal starches are converted into sugars and proteins at 58 degrees C to produce sweet unfermented beer, or ‘wort’.

    Lautering: The method of ‘lautering’ is used to separate the sweet liquid wort from the dense spent grain. At 76 degrees C, sparging water is added in order to extract the proper amount of protein. The process is called sparging. The Lauter Tun's Raking Arms then help to separate the solid from the liquid, and the false bottom makes it possible to clearly separate the wort from the used grain.

    The spent grain that is not filtered through the false bottom of the lauter tun is then carried to the spent grain silo and used as an excellent source of animal feed in order to fully utilize the raw materials. It makes the process interesting. On the one hand, the malt is processed for liquor production, while on the other hand, the extracts are fed to the animals. 

    Holding Tank: Before being delivered to the Wort Kettle for boiling, the Holding Tank holds the wort. The wort is prepared to send to the boiling chamber from the Holding tank. 

    Wort Kettle and Whirlpool: By stabilizing and sterilizing the wort at 100°C, the wort kettle prevents the conversion of sugar to starch. As a result, the hops can be added to the mixture, giving the beer a fruity, earthy, and bitterly aromatic flavour.

    Following the wort boil, whirlpooling is used to separate hop pellets and trub from wort. The wort kettle also functions as the whirlpool vessel due to internal mechanical differentiation, which increases efficiency. In order to achieve the appropriate separation, the wort is pushed into the whirlpool vessel at a high velocity, often around 15 feet per second.

    Equi Therm Technology: Since wort boiling generates a lot of heat, the Krones Equi-Therm technology is used to re-use the heat by recirculating it to be utilized throughout the mashing process, resulting in higher efficiency with a 30% reduction in energy usage.

    Fermentation: Primary and secondary fermentation are the two stages of fermentation (Conditioning). While the second fermentation process conditions to give the beer a better taste, the primary fermentation process converts the sugar in the wort into alcohol and carbon dioxide through yeast activity. Additionally, the beer is dried hop by including noble hops while it is fermenting.

    Membrane Filtration: The self-cleaning, self-predicting smart membrane components offer hygienic, uninterrupted, and uncompromised beer flow by filtering and cleaning independently of one another.

    Bright Beer Tank: This area serves as the final holding area for the filtered and fermented beer before bottling. Until it is taken, filtered beer is kept at 0°C.

    CO2 Recovery Plant: Since carbon dioxide (CO2), a byproduct of yeast activity, is necessary for giving the beer its crisp texture during bottling, a CO2 Recovery Plant is used to capture the CO2 produced during fermentation and repurpose it in the bottling process. 

    Smart Membrane Filtration: The self-cleaning, self-predicting smart membrane modules offer hygienic, reliable, and unhindered beer flow by filtering and maintaining themselves independently of one another.

    Bottle Filling/Capping: Bottles moving along the conveyor are inspected for flaws including moisture content and breakage in front of the sight light before they reach the filling unit. The KHS filling equipment uses counterpressure filling to operate.

    Pasteurization and Dispatch: To achieve a longer shelf life, a tunnel pasteurization process is performed. The pasteurization zones range in temperature from 35 to 45 to 61 to 63 to 28 degrees Celsius. It is then ready to be dispatched. 

    (Source: Web excerpt from Barhasinghe Beer)

    How to Reach Barhasinghe Beer Garden?

    The Barhasinghe Beer Garden is about Approx. 101 Km away from Kathmandu. It is located on the highway segment on the banks of the Trishuli river. Getting here is easy as you can get a wide range of ground transportation vehicles that are accessible to reach here. The rates of private transfer are provided below for your reference. It includes a one-night stay charge of the vehicle at Kurinar as well. 

    Vehicle

    Cost

    Car (2-3 PAX)

    NPR 12,000

    Scorpio Jeep (4-5 PAX)

    NPR 16,000

    Hi-Ace Van (6-10 PAX)

    NPR 20,000

    Advance Booking

    If you are planning to visit Kurintar to explore the Barhasinghe Beer Garden by Yak Brewing Company, then you can book a weekend trip. The facility there boasts 12 deluxe rooms and a swimming pool alongside other basic amenities. You can spend some quality time in the resort and enjoy the authentic beers in Barhasinghe Beer Garden.  

    Place

    Barhasinghe Beer Garden

    Rooms

    12 Deluxe Rooms

    Swimming Pool

    Yes

    Basic Amenities 

    Yes

    Accessible to Beer Factory

    Yes

    Package Cost

    NPR 4000 Per Person

    Contact

    9823000055

    Kriti Maharjan (9:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

    Text in WhatsApp after office hours

    Cost Inclusion: 4 Meals (Lunch, Snacks, Dinner Breakfast), Accommodation and Factory visit with a glass of beer.

    NOTE: For reservation, you have to pay an advance amount of NPR 1000 Per Person and the remaining balance amount must be paid one day before. Advance booking amount won't be refunded if the cancellation is made before 24 hours.

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