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Step into an exclusive elevator with no floor buttons and you’ll find yourself transported to the entrance of Level33, where you’ll be greeted by massive copper vessels of the establishment’s beer brewing system. If you’ve been wishing for a Willy Wonkaesque beer factory, this comes pretty close. Said to be the world’s highest urban craft brewery, the restaurant produces and serves up to six beers including a seasonal beer that changes once the barrel runs dry. All beers are brewed onsite by a resident Brew master, served unfiltered and unpasteurised, so you know you’re getting the real deal.
Permanently on the beer menu are the fruity Blond Lager, the bitter India Pale Ale, the chocolaty House Porter, and a Wheat Beer with hints of banana. The seasonal beer, then, was the Oaked Bock Beer – a smooth dark beer with light hints of the French Oak. They are available as 0.3L (S$12.33) and 0.5L (S$17.33), but if you head down before 8pm you can have your beer for less at S$9.33 and S$13.33 respectively. We suggest going for the Beer Tasting Paddle (S$20.33) that comprises a flight of five craft brews if you like variety or are there for the first time.
It isn’t all beer and no food at Level33. Most recently, the restaurant launched its new Menu with a Conscience using a wide range of ingredients that are organic and sustainably produced. The Octopus (S$24.50), a starter of tender pan seared octopus served with toasted hazelnut satay, samphire, and coal smoked aioli, for example, is imported from a sustainable fishery in Western Australia.
The menu is labelled according to each dish’s main ingredient. And to make things even easier, dishes accompanied with a green triangle are a ‘green’ choice and those with a brown triangle are marked out as options that would pair well with their craft beers. Notable dishes that have both symbols include Heirloom Tomato (S$14.50), a haphazard plate of tomatoes, herby basil sponge, ricotta terrine, pepperoncino and walnut oil powder, Beef & Reef (S$48), a combination of chargrilled rump and lobster tail, and Beered Poulet
X(S$120), a black-footed chicken brined in India Pale Ale then whole baked that is perfect for sharing. Do head down after work to eat and drink your fill. #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard. Tel: 65/6834-3133 www.level33.com.sg