Save the Ales

Bishkek's first craft beer brewery

Save the Ales has made a small revolution in Bishkek — it is the first Kyrgyz all-woman craft beer brewery startup, which became quite popular almost instantly. The place is often getting attention from the media for its 'maximalist approach to brewing' or a chance to become 'the next stop on a beer lover's world tour'. 

Save the Ales is unique in many ways — despite being small and spartan unlike other places in Bishkek, it is also fully owned and operated only by women. Aida Musulmankulova and Arzu Kurbanova, owners and brewers, have traveled around the world sampling beer and ultimately came back to the Kyrgyz Republic to turn that experience into a successful business.