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.
During winter, I tend to favour rich English styles such as old ales or barleywines – rich malt complexity, fruity yeast bouquet, and an optional sherry or leathery edge.
I tend to opt for beers I haven’t tried, but for a safe bet, I choose go-to classics or trusted brands with which I’ve had good experiences.
As everyone is different, I would recommend a style that best suits a person’s current palate. You’ll need to determine that by having a conversation with them, which is an opportunity to impart more beer knowledge.