What was the first beer you tried?
I had my first beer in high school – a Pabst Blue Ribbon. Frankly speaking, it didn’t taste very good. I hated how flat and flavourless it was, but it was definitely affordable.
How did you fall in love with beer?
I was stuck drinking commercial beers for the longest time. As I started going to cooler and fancier bars, I was slowly introduced to better-quality beers – one of them being Shock Top Belgian White. The spiced-flavoured beer surprised me and helped start my path towards better brews.
What is your favourite beer style now?
My style of choice would most likely be pale ales, as they’re very smooth and crisp. Pale ales have a subdued bitterness without being too bland. My style is definitely sessionable with a kick of flavour.
How do you see the Hong Kong beer scene changing?
It’s been growing at a relatively fast pace since I came back from the US two years ago. People didn’t use to care so much about beer, chugging big-name brands at parties without a thought. However, the scene has changed since craft beer started surfacing. I see many more bars and restaurants stocking them, pushing craft beers to become the new phase for alcohol enjoyment. I don’t see this trend dying down anytime soon, and I’m certain more people will start switching from regular lagers to unique brews.