Brews & Bites

Winners - Hong Kong International Beer Awards 2017

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.

Fond Farewell

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.

Holding Out for a Hero

In a world of darkness, a hero emerges… Hong Kong’s Heroes Beer Co launched on February 25 at TAP: The Ale Project.

Cock-a-Doodle-Brew

Kicking off the Year of the Rooster, local brewery Moonzen unveiled its latest creation – Double Cockiness Imperial Stout – during the Lantern Festival.

Punks Not Dead: James Watt of BrewDog

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.

Carved in Stone: Greg Koch of Stone Brewing

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.

Above the Clouds

With Hong Kong Beer Co, airline Cathay Pacific has released “Betsy”, dubbed the “world’s first beer brewed specially for 35,000 feet.”

Reptile on the Rise

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.

Nice to Mead You

A cult favourite, Arizona’s Superstition Meadery arrived in the city with a January launch at Club Qing, courtesy of new importer Monster Craft.