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.
From two men and a dog in 2007 to a globally renowned craft beer brand and an employer of 750 people today – not to mention its crowdfunding army of 50,000 “Equity Punks” – Scotland-based brewery BrewDog has always marched to the beat of its own drum.
Outspoken and a major figure of the craft beer movement, Greg Koch co-founded Stone Brewing in 1996 in San Marcos, California, just north of San Diego. Refusing to compromise on taste like so many others did, Stone pioneered the West Coast-style IPA and has consistently brewed in-your-face beers.
In our Beer Novice series, newly-turned beer lovers describe their first encounter with the hoppy beverage and what exactly made them go back for more.
Thomas Lau is a hard man to track down. One week he’s in Scotland training with the BrewDog team, and the next he’s in Japan discussing the reception of Coedo Taproom in Hong Kong.
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.
Don’t let its demure exterior fool you – with two separate kegerators and a cold room to serve their brews on 26 taps at three different recommended temperatures, this may be Hong Kong’s most sophisticated beer bar yet.
Founded by a group of friends with a mutual love of great beer, this humble tapas bar and lounge is a must-visit when in Macau.
The biggest Beef & Liberty truly shines in a sprawling 4,700sqft Lan Kwai Fong space. With an outdoor terrace, high ceilings, an expanded bar experience, live DJs on the weekends and much more, it’s a wonderful bar option in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong.