Thirsty is a beer and wine merchant on a mission to deliver better drinks for less, anytime and anywhere in Singapore. Read more at our About Us page!
Craft beers are fresh products and unlike mass-market beers, they are not pasteurised. Craft brewers use a variety of freshness or dating methods. Some brewers print bottling date, others print best-by date, while many do not even print any date as it is not required to date alcoholic products in certain countries.
While bottling dates are self-explanatory, the best-by dates may cause some confusion. Firstly, best-by dates of these craft beers are not the same as expiry dates, they are the 'freshness date' that indicates the timeframe in which the brewer intends the beer to be consumed at its prime. Depending on beer style, the printed best-by date of craft beer is typically 3 - 6 months after bottling, which is far shorter than most mass-market beers which are typically dated 12 months after production.
Hence, don't be alarmed when you see craft beers nearing or pass the date, it only means that it is approaching its 3 - 6 months of youth life. It is still safe to consume craft beer after their best-by date, especially since no harmful pathogens can grow because beer contains alcohol. The beer taste and aroma, however, may start to change slightly but this is highly dependant on how the beer is stored.
We always ship and store our beers at refrigeration so we will recommend you to store yours at cool temperatures and away from sunlight too. In summary, generally it is, best to drink you beers sooner rather than later to taste the freshest beers, unless it is a beer meant for ageing.
Your refrigerator is the best place to stash your beer. It protects beer from its natural enemies: heat and light. Do also keep your beer upright to allow for a clean, yeast-free pour and try to finish your opened beer instead of storing it as its carbonation will evaporate and you'll have a flat beer even if it's only the next day.
As for storing wine, the ideal conditions are: cool and dark, with constant temperates and still surroundings. The good news is that most wines are made ready to drink and do not require special cellaring, thus are a little more forgiving of storage conditions. Still, best to keep the wine laid horizontally and away from direct sunlight in cool temperatures with relative humidity levels.
'Hoppy' and 'malty' are terms to describe a beer flavour.
A 'hoppy' beer is one rich with the fragrance of hops, which are the green, leafy flowers of the Humulus Lupulus plant. Hops flavour beers with bitterness and citrusy, piney, floral, tropical notes. You'll find hoppy beers in IPAs and Imperial IPAs.
A 'malty' beer, on the other hand, has a flavour profile of roasty, biscuity, nutty, cereal, toasty, caramel, and sometimes even chocolately. You'll find malty beers in lots of Brown Ales, Porters and Stouts.
Our goods can only be ordered, received and consumed by customers aged 18 and above. We will not knowingly sell alcoholic products to anyone under the age of 18 in Singapore.
Sure, but only if we are informed in time. Order amendments are subject to product availability, shipping status and other operational limitations. Most of the time, we will be able to accommodate your request of changing or cancelling an order if your order has not been shipped. Please note that we reserve the right to reject cancellations or changes.
Please inform us immediately by replying to your Order Confirmation email or contacting us at email@example.com with your Order Number. Please note that once we've shipped out your order, it is most likely too late to make any more changes.
Upon order completion (checking out and successfully making payment), you will receive an email confirmation of your order. If you did not receive it, please check your spam folder and if it still isn't there, kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to always keep our inventory as accurate as possible and to do our best to fulfil 100% of your order. However, if we are unable to fulfil an item in your order for any reason, we will call or email to inform you about it and you can then choose to either get a replacement item of the same value or remove it from your order.
All prices and transactions in our store are quoted in Singapore Dollars (SGD).
We offer free delivery for a one-time purchase (to a single location) that is equal to or more than $49. For orders less than $49, a $10 delivery charge will apply.
We deliver every day except on Public Holidays. Here are our delivery timeslots:
|Monday to Sunday||Public Holidays|
|12pm - 3pm
|3pm - 6pm
|6pm - 10pm
Here are the order cut-off times for same-day deliveries:
|Order cut-off time||Earliest delivery timeslot|
||12pm - 3pm|
||3pm - 6pm|
||6pm - 10pm|
Currently no, we are unable to deliver at a specific time. We work with 3rd party logistic providers to deliver your order within your chosen timeslot: 12-3pm / 3-6pm / 6-10pm.
Nope unless otherwise stated! We would usually make these announcements on our Facebook, Instagram or Website's homepage.
No, we operate on a single delivery location per order basis.
Not at the moment. We currently only deliver within Singapore.
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to PO boxes or to restricted zones such as army camps, ports and airports.
Nope, not at the moment.
Unfortunately, not at the moment!
Orders will be processed and delivered only after we have confirmed and received your payment. Your beers will be delivered in the timeslot and date of your choosing – which can be as soon as within a few hours after your purchase.
We currently work with a few different 3rd party logistic providers to dispatch all our deliveries.
If you miss a delivery, the delivery driver will call to inquire if he can leave your parcel on your doorstep (so please ensure that you left a local +65 phone number while making your order). Should the call not get through or if the package was rejected, you will soon receive a follow-up email or call from us to reschedule for a 2nd delivery attempt. However, do note that there will be a re-delivery charge of $10, so try to have someone (above the age of 18) to receive the parcel.
They can, but you got to let us know that you require this service in your order notes.
Sure. All delivery recipients must be aged 18 and above though. Please note that the recipient will need to sign off the package as an acknowledgement of order completion.
Please inform us by replying to your Shipping Confirmation email or emailing email@example.com with your Order Number, and will launch into an investigation immediately. While you wait for us to get back to you, do check if anyone else in the same address has helped to receive the parcel on your behalf.
We will match products that are identical, at regular selling prices and currently in-stock in any online or offline store in Singapore.
Regular selling prices means standard, non-discounted, non-promotional and non-special regular selling prices and does not include any warehouse sales, concierge services, atrium promotions, trade shows, special events, fairs or festivals.
We will pay you 2x the price difference in the form of an Thirsty e-Gift card, which you can use for future purchases on www.thirsty.com.sg and this e-Gift card will expire after one year of issuance.
Yes you do. The Price Match Guarantee claim is only applicable for customers who have made a valid non-return purchase of the item on www.thirsty.com.sg.
First, take a clear photo or a screenshot that shows the product (that is of a lower regular selling price) and its price tag. Make sure that the price tag shows the regular selling price and not the promotional, discounted or 'special' price.
Second, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days of your purchase. Do attach the photo that you took and let us know where you found this product and your Order Number.
Third, wait for us validate and respond to your claim.
We do and it's for free! But it will simply be just a ribbon tied around the beer box. Mark a tick on a gift checkbox at the Shopping Cart page before you checkout, to let us know the order is a gift!
We will still send an Order Confirmation email for all orders and we might also need to contact you to clarify matters related to your order. So if it is a surprise gift, please provide your own email and phone number but provide the gift recipient's name and shipping address at checkout.
Yes, we do! We've got e-Gift cards that you can purchase online and get it emailed straight to your lucky recipient. The e-gift cards come in denominations of $50, $100 as well as $150 and if you need them in a different denomination, just email us at email@example.com and we'll get it done for you. Please note that e-Gift cards can only be redeemed online at www.thirsty.com.sg.
When you purchase an e-gift card, an email will be sent to you and that email will come with a unique code. Copy that code and paste it at the Check Out page after you are done shopping at www.thirsty.com.sg, and you will see that the e-gift card has been applied to your order.
Yes, provided there is still a balance remaining in the card.
No, you can't reload a gift card.
At the moment, you won't be able to check your own gift card balance, so just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know your e-gift card's unique code and we'll get back to you with the information as soon as possible.
No, discount codes cannot be applied to e-gift card purchases.