Meet the Brewer: Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery Visits Mikkeller Seoul Tomorrow

Boxing Cat Brewery has been a craft beer staple of Shanghai since 2008. With three locations in Shanghai, plus another kitchen and taphouse, Boxing Cat is coming to South Korea tomorrow (Feb 20th, 2016) for the first time—at least for a little while. Tomorrow, beer geeks from Seoul get a chance to try Boxing Cat’s mostContinue reading “Meet the Brewer: Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery Visits Mikkeller Seoul Tomorrow”

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”

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”

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”

IPA Bottle Tasting #1: Lost Coast, Ninkasi, Ballast Point, Brew Dog, Kona, and Queen’s Ale

In many respects, American-style IPAs have become the poster child for the recent craft beer boom. New varieties of hops from the Pacific Northwest—such as Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus—have introduced new flavors and punchy bitterness to countless new beer drinkers. In Korea, too, the IPA is gaining in popularity; not only with foreigners butContinue reading “IPA Bottle Tasting #1: Lost Coast, Ninkasi, Ballast Point, Brew Dog, Kona, and Queen’s Ale”