Following the last eight successful years, the Hong Kong International Beer Awards continues to recognize the best beers available in Hong Kong’s restaurants and bars. This year, over 300 entries were collected from more than 40 distributors.
Brews & Bites
There’s no limit to the number of good beers, but the quality and consistency of brews, as well as the lack of beer experts, are still a concern.
Things are getting a little bit darker on Bridges Street, as The Bottle Shop Central has announced it will be closing its doors on March 19.
In a world of darkness, a hero emerges… Hong Kong’s Heroes Beer Co launched on February 25 at TAP: The Ale Project.
Kicking off the Year of the Rooster, local brewery Moonzen unveiled its latest creation – Double Cockiness Imperial Stout – during the Lantern Festival.
From two men and a dog in 2007 to a globally renowned craft beer brand and an employer of 750 people today – not to mention its crowdfunding army of 50,000 “Equity Punks” – Scotland-based brewery BrewDog has always marched to the beat of its own drum.
Outspoken and a major figure of the craft beer movement, Greg Koch co-founded Stone Brewing in 1996 in San Marcos, California, just north of San Diego. Refusing to compromise on taste like so many others did, Stone pioneered the West Coast-style IPA and has consistently brewed in-your-face beers.
With Hong Kong Beer Co, airline Cathay Pacific has released “Betsy”, dubbed the “world’s first beer brewed specially for 35,000 feet.”
With aims to expand global distribution, acclaimed New Zealand brewer Tuatara was sold to Heineken-owned DB Breweries for an undisclosed sum on January 31.
A cult favourite, Arizona’s Superstition Meadery arrived in the city with a January launch at Club Qing, courtesy of new importer Monster Craft.