Beers for Fears: Grab Some of These Philippine Mythology-Inspired Brews

Learn about local folklore through these brews.

One of the pioneers in the craft beer scene in the country, Baguio Craft Brewery has been brewing a wide range of fresh, handcrafted beers in the Cordillera region since 2014. Their flagship line of Mythic Beers was actually inspired by the different realms which deities and spirits inhabit in Igorot mythology.

Their beers are named Pugaw (Earthworld), an IPA; Kabunyan (Skyworld), a wheat beer; Dalom (Underworld), a brown ale; Lagud (Easternworld), a strawberry beer; and Daya (Westernworld), a German lager. The term Ifugao comes from the word “Pugaw” with the prefix ‘i’ “of the” or “from” thus iPugaw, meaning “from the Earthworld” or people of the Earth.

Where to try Baguio Craft Brewery beers: Baguio Craft Brewery. RKC Building, 120 Marcos Highway, Km 4 (Ben Palispis Highway), Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines. They also have branches in Subic and Cebu and recently started serving on tap at Casa Marcos in Timog Ave, QC.

Tikbalang Extra Pale Ale by Munting Ilog Craft Brewery

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Kara Santos

Kara Santos

Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.