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.
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.
The Marco Polo German Bierfest, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, is always a highlight on the party calendar and something we look forward to as the weather turns cooler. Martin Wies, the co-founder of Germany’s ultra-fun Die Notenhobler (The Notenhobler), which has been the festival’s official band since 1994, chats with us about the rise of Oktoberfest in Hong Kong.
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.