Breweries

No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn

As craft beer continues to grow in Japan, Kirin Holdings, the country’s second-largest beer company, announced it had acquired a stake in Brooklyn Brewery in mid-October for an undisclosed sum.

Big Beer Gets Bigger

It’s official – the world’s two largest beer companies, AB InBev and SABMiller, have combined forces, with the US$104 billion merger marking the largest such deal in consumer products history.

Pipe Dreams

The historic city of Bruges is now home to the world’s first legal beer pipeline, courtesy of Brouwerij De Halve Maan.

Come Sail Away

The big beer news we’ve been waiting for from Beijing: Slow Boat Brewery has finally moved beyond the hutong to open their massive three-storey brewpub in Sanlitun.

Tripel Play

In early September, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) swept in to purchase Belgian brewery Bosteels, which makes Tripel Karmeliet, Kwak and DeuS.

On the Crowl

The long-awaited Young Master expansion is now open in Wong Chuk Hang! Get down there and fill up your sexy new crowler – a 32oz (950ml) can filled and sealed properly at the brewery.

If You Label Me…

Mak’s Beer recently collaborated with a group of local illustrators, Ping Pong Collective Comics Magazine, on the label designs for its seasonal brews.

We Have a Winner

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Hong Kong International Beer Awards as presented at Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong. In case you missed it, here is the full list of those champion brews that took home the glory.