It’s our favourite time of the year again! With so many beer festivals popping up, be sure to keep an eye out for these drinkers. Which one are you?
Huge news for Hong Kong craft beer importers today, with the announcement that Bestbev has acquired the AmeriCraft Imports brand and portfolio.
The trickle-down of long-term misogyny from big beer brands to the craft beer world remains unwantedly prevalent, and it continues to rear its ugly head from time to time. Overcoming this “bro” culture of beer is a long, involved process and thankfully, the vast majority of people in the industry are all about that.
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.
Next time you’re in Mainland China, don’t go thirsty. The Chinese-language app Beer Geek 酒花兒 is a database and social-networking platform for a rapidly rising market.
In Brew Crafters, two to five players try to build and manage the best brewery in the city as they compete for resources such as malt, hops and yeast.
Harnessing the power of sound, the Fizzics Waytap lets you pour draught-quality beer from any can or bottle with a perfect head of foam.
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.
Without a doubt, Ray Daniels is one of the leading lights of the beer world. From his influential 1996 homebrewing tome Designing Great Beers to his work with the Brewers Association, Ray has tirelessly preached the gospel of a proper brewery-to-glass experience – and the latest step on the journey is with his Cicerone Certification Program, one of the world’s most prominent beer industry certifications.
In modern times, it’s generally accepted that a stout can be considered a stronger version of a porter, but there’s no single set of rules that draws a fine line. Chris Wong explains the difference – and shares an excellent porter recipe.