Sip On Crafts & Hops At Side Hustle’s First UAE Brewery At Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Craft Beer's rise in the UAE.

by Deeplata Garde
Sip On Crafts & Hops At Side Hustle’s First UAE Brewery At Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

In the vibrant scene of the UAE, a dynamic culture of craft brewing is taking root, transforming the desert landscape into a hub for diverse and creative breweries. This growing interest among residents is reshaping the region’s beverage scene, with an increasing number of breweries offering unique and locally crafted drinks. Among these, a new gem, Craft by Side Hustle, about to join the pool of operational breweries, adding another layer to the rich tapestry of brewing stories in the UAE.

UAE’s Alcohol Laws And The Brewing Revolution

Navigating through stringent alcohol regulations in the UAE, licensed establishments have found a niche in offering crafted beverages. Residents can partake in this, adhering to the country’s laws. This has led to the emergence of numerous breweries, particularly in popular areas like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Notably, a new player is set to make waves in the brewing scene with Side Hustle’s soon-to-open UAE’s first brewery. If you’re eager to savour something new, a visit to Al Maryah Island should be on the list.

Crafting a Beer Haven: Side Hustle’s Pioneering Brewery at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi’s beverage scene is soon getting elevated. The craft beer manufacturer Side Hustle is gearing up to unveil the UAE’s inaugural brewery at The Galleria Al Maryah Island this month. This significant development comes in the wake of Abu Dhabi’s 2021 alcohol licensing regulations update, allowing license holders to brew beverages on-site for consumption in licensed venues, thereby creating the perfect conditions for Craft by Side Hustle to make its mark.

The Heart of Innovation: Al Maryah Island’s F&B District

Situated in the lively F&B district of Al Maryah Island, the 250-seater brewery sets out to revolutionize the beer landscape by producing distinctive craft beers through artisanal methods. Side Hustle, known for its range of beers including IPAs, lagers, and seasonal varieties available across the UAE and on Etihad Airlines flights, will now have a dedicated production facility and a tasting room experience at its on-site microbrewery.

Elevating Culinary Offerings: A Pivotal Moment

Craft by Side Hustle is not only a game-changer for the brewing scene but also a pivotal moment in Abu Dhabi’s evolving food and beverage landscape. Nestled among esteemed establishments like 99 Sushi, Zuma, and Nusr-Et Steakhouse at The Galleria, the brewery promises to elevate the culinary offerings of the vibrant district.

As the curtains rise on the UAE’s first brewery, beer enthusiasts eagerly await to indulge in the global brewing influences. The fusion of unique craft beers paired with Southern Louisiana-inspired cuisine adds an extra layer of allure.  Craft by Side Hustle will soon become a must-visit destination for those seeking a  immersive brewing experience.

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Paving the Way for Future Breweries

While Craft by Side Hustle takes the lead in this venture. It sparks curiosity about the potential emergence of more beer-making operations across the emirate. The brewery’s launch serves as a testament to Abu Dhabi’s commitment to fostering a diverse and dynamic culinary landscape.  Craft by Side Hustle leads the way into a new era of brewing excellence.

Cover Image Courtesy: Insta/ Side Hustle

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