Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Drink Craft Beer in Seoul, Korea

American Thanksgiving is in just a few days and if you’re looking for the city’s best places to enjoy some turkey and a pint of good beer, then look no further. Hopscotch         Hopscotch in Gangnam and Gwanghwamun will both be providing Thanksgiving dinner at 6pm on Thursday. This is their thirdContinue reading “Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Drink Craft Beer in Seoul, Korea”

Meet the Brewer Masters at Maloney’s

This Saturday, November 21st 2015 at 3pm, Maloney’s Pub and Grill will host an educational craft beer event and tasting in Kyungridan for beer lovers, foodies, homebrewers, and anyone interested in joining the booming beer industry. There will be four beers served with four different foods as well as talks, quizzes, prizes, and live music.Continue reading “Meet the Brewer Masters at Maloney’s”

Chuseok 2015 in Kyungridan

Every autumn, Seoulites fill the highways to the tune of millions of cars per day, racing to their ancestral hometowns to engage in what is best described to foreigners as Korean Thanksgiving. For years, being a foreigner during Chuseok was a mixed blessing. We would get time off work, but much of the city would be closed downContinue reading “Chuseok 2015 in Kyungridan”

Craft Hans Opens in Gangnam: A Review

Craft Hans recently opened a location off of Gangnam daero, behind Mixxo and near my favorite pub Woodstock. Craft beer enthusiasts will fondly remember Hans Store behind the Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon as a true OG of the bottle shop scene. Last year they magically transformed into a strangely faux-German gastropub selling pints and bottlesContinue reading “Craft Hans Opens in Gangnam: A Review”

Hop History: Hand & Malt Uses Homegrown Hops to Make Chung Pyung Harvest Ale

Korea-brewed craft beer has come a long way in a short time. The Hand & Malt is at the forefront of high-quality, consistent, local craft beer. Now they’ve pulled off a true first in the Korean craft beer scene: a Korean beer made with Korean hops. The Hand & Malt recently harvested about 80kg ofContinue reading “Hop History: Hand & Malt Uses Homegrown Hops to Make Chung Pyung Harvest Ale”

Media Paran: Cool, Young PR Company Helps Put Craft Beer on the Map

Media Paran co-founder Kang Da-mi pours me a glass of Clown Shoes Undead Imperial Stout and welcomes me to take a seat in their small office a few steps outside of Itaewon. Sipping craft beer isn’t unusual at the office of this young, small company. Media Paran has been busy lately, with three consecutive monthsContinue reading “Media Paran: Cool, Young PR Company Helps Put Craft Beer on the Map”

Combat Zone Launch at Nairobi

The folks at Maloney Brewing Company have teamed up once again with The Hand & Malt brewery for another fantastic beer. This time Bill Miller is unfettered and unbound: creating the true lip-smacking, face-peeling, hoppy IPA he always intended. Weighing in at 7.5% abv and about 80IBUS, this IPA proves to be one of theContinue reading “Combat Zone Launch at Nairobi”

Magpie Brewing Class

Magpie Brewing offers homebrew class for 50,000won/class. All classes take place on Sundays, usually running from Fall to Spring (the Summer months are too hot for easy beer making). You have three choices on how extensive and expensive you want your experience to be. You can do a single class for 50,000won. You’ll learn theContinue reading “Magpie Brewing Class”

Korea Craft Brewery Tour

Korea Craft Brewery opened in July 2014 and started offering tours in October 2014. Troy Zitzelsberger, of Reilly’s Taphouse and founder of the Seoul Brew Club, arranged the tour with some of us fellow SBC members. About a dozen of us met at the Hamilton Hotel on a crisp November afternoon, ready for the ninetyContinue reading “Korea Craft Brewery Tour”