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, inContinue reading “Review: Getting Hammered at The Forge, Jeonpo, Busan, South Korea”

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.Continue reading “Review: SKÖLL Gastropub, Seomyeon, Busan, South Korea”

Brew Review: Abnormal Beer Co.’s ‘Crushability’

Here in South Korea, a craft beer boom in recent years has started to make some of us (me) a little spoiled for choice. Gone are the days when anything, anything that wasn’t Hite, Cass, OB, or Max was welcomed with often outsized enthusiasm. Red Rock? It’s not great but at least it’s different. San Miguel? Yes,Continue reading “Brew Review: Abnormal Beer Co.’s ‘Crushability’”

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. POSITIONContinue reading “Korea’s Kabrew Seeking Head Brewer, Apply by Nov. 17”