Review: Getting Hammered at The Forge, Jeonpo, Busan, South Korea

Visit enough places in a certain city, or country, etc., and certain themes and trends begin to emerge.In South Korea, at least in Busan, South Korea, these include projections onto concrete walls, inoffensive western rock music from the 70s and 80s, craft beer and seemingly nonsense writing peppered hither and yon.The Forge Taphouse, in the …

Five Marbles: Singapore gastropub strives to be the fifth ingredient

Singaporeans are passionate about their food. Eating is so important to the city’s life, that even professional gourmand Anthony Bourdain dubbed it a “food-crazy culture”. At Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant, they’re also passionate about beer. Beer and food together? So far, so standard, I hear you say. What makes Five Marbles stand out, however, …

Review: SKÖLL Gastropub, Seomyeon, Busan, South Korea

The Swedish word "sköll" is used when making a toast. It's also an easy name for folks speaking various different languages across various different cultures to remember for a gastropub looking to draw an international audience. SKÖLL, in the heart of Busan's Seomyeon downtown area, has a lot going for it right from the start. …

Korea’s Kabrew Seeking Head Brewer, Apply by Nov. 17

KOREA--If you are even remotely following South Korea's exploding craft beer scene, the name "Kabrew" will be immediately familiar. One of the largest, and oldest, craft brewers in the country, Kabrew has expanded with a second brewery and are looking for a new head brewer to head up the project. More information is below. POSITION …

The First Ever “Crafty Beer Fest” in Shenzhen, China – A Review

Leading up to last weekend’s Crafty Beer Fest in Shenzhen, I couldn’t help but think of Hong Kong’s Beertopia. Although the amount and range of beer, and the location, were incredible, I documented how bummed out I was at the prices there. Although after visiting Hong Kong a few more times and drinking in some …

Beertopia 2017 Review: The Best Craft Beer Festival I Couldn’t Afford

Hailed as Asia’s biggest craft beer festival, Beertopia was marked on my calendar for months. After spending that last 5 years in Seoul, this was the first craft beer festival I’ve attended outside South Korea. Now living in Shenzhen, an easy commute from Hong Kong, I fully expected Hong Kong’s Beertopia to raise my craft …