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.

Passion for Mashin’

The Hong Kong Homebrewers Association’s fifth annual homebrew competition is back. The registration deadline is April 13, with awards presented on May 13.


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

Touchdown Time

Perhaps the most talked-about Super Bowl ad this year was AB InBev’s Budweiser immigration-focused “Born the Hard Way”.

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.

Smooth Sailing

One of San Diego’s most acclaimed breweries, the maritime-themed Ballast Point (owned by Constellation Brands), has finally reached our shores.

Water Works

In mid-January, global beer giant Stella Artois announced a partnership extension with, a non-profit that brings clean water to the developing world.