Inspired by our namesake, an old word to talk about the future, here at Overmorrow Brewing we craft beers to promote and honor classic styles throughout history – while updating them for the present and the future here in Vietnam.
Just like our founding team, our beers are a mix of well-traveled styles from around the world, infused with local Vietnamese flavors and ingredients. We are experimental but never compromise on quality and never launch anything that we are not happy to drink ourselves.
Overmorrow Brewing's story begins in 2008, when Chris Jarvis and Gray Sutherland met while studying at university in Pittsburgh. The two bonded over their shared love of contemporary classical music, a growing interest in craft beer, and a nascent wanderlust. After several years in cities around the world pursuing projects together and separate (including performing with flugabone and resonator guitar as folk-punk duo Elephant Gazebo) the two split up – Chris to settle in and pursue his love of the Vietnamese language, and Gray to travel and develop his remote business. Nonetheless, the two friends made a point of running into each other in various cities on three continents and enjoying whatever tasty food and drink their host countries had to offer.
In 2015, the pair realized that two of Chris's great passions – Vietnam and homebrewing – could come together and forge a place in the then-fledgling Hanoi craft beer scene. After years of his web consulting business, Gray was ready for a new challenge and he joined Chris in Vietnam to begin working on their new project. Together with Nam Tran and Noah Tanabe, two other travelers with roots in Vietnam, Japan, and America, our founders form a team that pairs global experiences with love for everything Vietnam has to offer – and a desire to make great-tasting beer to express all of these things.
Our beers have taken similar journeys across the oceans and the years: They come from the moors of old Scotland, the mountains of traditional French mining country, and the forests and hop fields of the American West Coast. Here, they have combined with ingredients from Vietnam's cane fields, rice paddies, and mountain slopes. Just as we've gained from our travels, we like to think that these traditional styles gained something special as they made their way to Overmorrow. Together, we've all found a home in Vietnam.
Over 200 years ago, the term “Scotch Ale” was first used to describe the full-bodied ales placed onto ships in Edinburgh harbour and sent to every corner of the globe. With every sip of malt and sweetness, weary expatriates were reminded of the crash of the waves against the rocks along the Scottish coast.
Leann on Mía is a classic 80-shilling “Export” Ale with caramelized local sugarcane to bring out natural toffee flavors. Low in alcohol content but high in crisp and refreshing flavor.
Caramel, toffee, faint citrus and green notes, with a smooth, balanced sweetness.
At sunup, 19th-century French miners would descend deep into the mountain, looking forward only to a rustic beer served by gray-clad women at the end of their sunless shift: “Grisette”. We’ve revived this nearly lost style, a thirst-quenching ale to be enjoyed as the crimson sunset washes over a hard day’s labor.
Sơn Sette is the marriage of handpicked spices from mountainous Northern Vietnam, international hops, and French farmhouse ale yeast to create a savory yet thirst-quenching beer.
Effervescent, with rustic grain flavors and aromas of berries, earth, and Vietnamese pepper.
The modern arms race of bearded and bespectacled American brewers seeking a crisp canvas to showcase brash IPAs has led to new frontiers in brewing. A bold innovation has come from a California brewer who discovered a new use for an old brewing enzyme to create a style the world had never seen–the Brut IPA.
Hồ Ly Water is a truly modern beer, using hops imported from four countries and a backbone of local Bắc Hương rice to fuel the enzymes that create a uniquely dry IPA.
Huge passionfruit, gooseberry, and white grape aromas with a crisp mouthfeel.