Craft Beer Directory: Hong Kong

Updated November 22nd, 2017

We’re just beginning to build our Hong Kong craft beer directory. If you own or support a Hong Kong craft beer business that you want included, please contact us on Facebook.

A special thanks to some other great online resources that we used to help fill out the directory:

Great Hop Forward

HKClubbing.com


Craft Breweries and Brew Pubs

Pubs, Taphouses, and Restaurants

Homebrewing

Importers and Distributors


Craft Breweries and Brew Pubs

Black Kite Brewery 

(11B Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong)

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Black Kite is run by two brothers. They host brewery tours throughout the week; check their FB page for details. Check out the map on their homepage to see all the locations that tap their beers. They also sell their beer for delivery on their website.

City Brew 

(C101, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong )

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Gap’s Magic

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I’m a lost dog. Can you help me find my owner?

Gweilo Beer 

(5 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong)

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Gweilo is a Cantonese term meaning “ghost chap” and is used is used today as a term of foreigners. Gweilo Beer focus on quality sessionable ales. You can find their beers here.

Heroes Beer Co. 

(Rm 1411, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong)

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I tried their Cereusly +50db IPA at HK Brewcraft and it was very impressive. A well-made, tasty, 6.2% IPA that tasted like a 4.2%. Very easy drinking, soft, and well-hopped. I can’t wait to try more!

Hitachino Nest

( Unit A1, G/F Unison Industrial Centre, 27-31 Au Pui Wan Street, Shatin, New Territories )

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This Japanese brewery has expanded to places like Korea and Hong Kong. Brewery tours can be arranged by emailing reservations@hitachinohk.com. Tours are every Saturday
from 11am-12:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm. Visit their brewery page for directions.

Hong Kong Beer Co. 

(Unit 5A, Ground Floor, Wah Shing Centre, 5 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan)

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Founded in 1995, it is Hong Kong’s first craft brewery. Brewery visits can be arranged by emailing them. Brewery open from 10am-6pm.

Hong Kong Whistle 

(4/F, Lok Kui Industrial Building, 6-8 Hung To Road, Ngau Tau Kok)

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Hong Kong Whistle started in 2016 and offers small-batch brews and cider. You can order their beer on their website. They also seem to offer homebrewing classes and custom labels. More on that in the future.

Kowloon Bay Brewery 

(Hi-tech Industrial Centre, 12, 10/F, Block B,, 491-501 Castle Peak Rd [Tsuen Wan], Chai Wan Kok)

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Kowloon Bay Brewery is the “brainchild of beer lover/brewer Mike Bardill and beer lover/business gal Ging Van.” They have 5 core beers and a bunch of seasonals, focusing on variety.

LAB Brewer 

(Room 5, 4/F, Wing Hang Industrial Building, 13, Kwai Hei Street, Kwai Fong)

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LAB Brewer claims on their website to be able to brew a customized beer for their customers: “We are capable to brew according to your own preference and requirement; from family style, visualization, flavor, mouth-feel and even branding of the beer! Give us a call and get ready for the one-of-a-kind beer customized by you!” 

Lion Rock 

(14/F, Man Shing Industrial Building, 307 Castle Peak Road)

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Lion Rock offer beers in bottles as well as 10L and 30L kegs. They can also arrange brewery tours if you call them at 6467-6241 or message them on Whatsapp at 6467-6241.

Little Creatures 

(Shop 1 G/F New Fortune House, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town)

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An Australian brewpub, this location offers food as well as take away bottles and growlers. You can book tables for a nice Australian meal. Hours are weekdays from 11:30am; weekends and public holidays from 8am; closing time everyday at 11pm.

Lucky Baby Brewing 

(8 Wah Sing Street, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, Kwai Chung)

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“We specialise in Brewing small batch, one off beers that push the boundaries of what beer is. Mixing up classic styles with local and imported ingredients to create a constantly changing line up of beers.”

Mak’s Beer 

(Tak Fung Industrial Centre, 座 1603 室, 168 Texaco Rd, Yi Pei Chun)

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Established in 2014, Mak’s strives to make real Hong Kong beer: “We wonder, why the beer that hongkongers drink must be brew by foreigners. Why foreigners must have the right to judge the standard of a good beer? Now we dare ourselves to brew a better craft beer than the general market. Mak’s beer is going to be a new and unique cultural and creative industry. It will tell you all what is a real Hong Kong beer!” Brewery tours available upon request.

Meow Beer

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Started in July 2015, they brew 5 beers: IPA, Honey, Triple Hopped, Coffee Stout, and Wee Heavy.

Mongkok Beer 

(489-491 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan)

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“Mong Kok is the busiest place on earth, a place where millions of people from all around the world gather every day and every year to shopping and dining, sharing and having fun. A very prosperous world that never sleeps. Mong Kok is multicultural, creative, surprising. Sometimes can be tough, but always unique. This is how we want our beer.”

Moonzen 

(2A New East Sun Building, 18 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong)

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“We believe every beer has a story, connecting brewer to drinker. So we handcraft ours with dedication, using only the best ingredients, to bring you the purest & tastiest all-grain beer in HK.”

Tai Wai Beer 

(Unit 426, 4/F, Golden Industrial Building, No 16 – 26 Kwai Tak Street)

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Yardley Brothers Brewery 

(10, Wah Tat Industrial Centre Block C, A,, 8 Wah Sing St, Kwai Chung)

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Starting as homebrew, then brewing in the back of Lamma Island restaurant, the Yardley brothers finally decided to quit their jobs and — in December 2016 — they opened their 5000L capacity brewery. Their beers have won awards at Beertopia and been featured in Time Out. The brewery offers tasting every Friday between 5-7pm; on Saturdays they’re open for tours: both FREE and the $300 HKD “beer geek” tour with two hour unlimited tastings. The brewery is also available for functions. Contact beer@yardleybrothers.hk for more details.

Young Master Ales 

(Sungib Industrial Centre, G/F,, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Rd)

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Young Master’s brewery is open for visits on Saturdays with appointment, and tastings can be reserved at other times. Email them at  Info@YoungMasterAles.com. Their beers can be ordered from their website for delivery within Hong Kong or be purchased at their brewery for take away in 32oz crowlers or 2L growlers.


Taphouses, Pubs, Bottles Shops, and Restaurants

Alvy’s

(8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town)

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A pizza and beer joint, Alvy’s was founded by a team featuring “former owner of The Globe, Patrick Gatherer, designer Paul Gelinas, and the founders of Young Master Brewery, according to The Dim Sum Diaries.

It’s open from 4pm-midnight on weekdays, but closed on Mondays; and 11am-midnight on the Saturday and Sunday.

HK Brewcraft Central (homebrew supplies and bottle shop)

(4/F, 15 Cochrane Street, Central)

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With over 300 different craft beers, HK Brewcraft claims to have the biggest selection of craft beer in town! Aside from awesome local and imported beers, HK Brewcraft is a fantastic home brew store and beer education center. Check out their social media for awesome beer education events. Open everyday from 11:30am to 8:30pm.

HK Brewcraft TST (homebrew supplies and bottle shop)

(G/F, 22A Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui)

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HK Brewcrafts second location. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 2pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 2pm – midnight; closed on Sundays. Hours may vary from week to week.

Second Draft

(Tin Hau MTR: G/F Little Tai Hang, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang)

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Open Mon-Thurs: noon-12:30am; Friday noon-1:30am; Sat 11am- 1:30am; and Sun 11am-12:30am.

According to Coastermag.com, Second Draft has 26 taps served at 3 different temperatures (including real ale) and a food menu curated by Little Bao.

TAP – The Ale Project

(15 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok)

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TAP is a prestigious taproom opened in Kowloon by people from Young Master. It offers a great selection of beer.

Open Mondays 4pm-12:30; Tues-Thurs noon-12:30; Fri & Sat noon-2am; Sun noon-12:30.

Nov 2017: I made my first visit to TAP in the afternoon. I ordered a Young Master Fake Blood: Blood Orange NE IPA. It was tasty. However, it was expensive: $85 HKD that became $94 HKD after I was surprised by the service fee. I could have left without paying, as I waited at the bar with money in my hands but was ignored by the bartender for several minutes until I sat back down. I’ll have to give it another try, but my first visit left me unimpressed.

The Globe 

(Central; Garely Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central District)

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This impressive British-style craft beer pub is open everyday from 10am-2am. they have 18 rotating taps and over 100 bottles, including some really exotic (and expensive!) beers for hardcore beer geeks.

Roundhouse BBQ + Beer

(No. 62 Peel Street, Central)

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Opening hours are noon-1am.

Roundhouse Chicken + Beer

(29 Amoy street, Wan Chai)

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Opening hours are 12-12.

Craft Brew Co.

(Central)

Foam Bar & Restaurant

(Boundary street #19)

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Yardley Brothers: The Shack 

(Lamma Island Family Walk, Lamma Island)

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The location of their original homebrewing and Lamma Island, on the way to the beach, The Shack is open from 1-6pm on weekends on holidays.

Zhang Men Brewing

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Taiwanese brewery set up a gastropub in Tsim Sha Tsui in March 2017. Hours are from 3pm-2am. A warning: both their social media and web presence lack English.


Homebrewing

HK Brewcraft (Homebrew supplies and bottle shop)

(Central: 4/F, 15 Cochrane Street, Central)

(TST: Tsim Sha Tsui location: 22A Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui)

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Awesome craft beer supply/ingredient stores as well as a great bottle shops. They have a great selection of local and exotic beers. The Central location is definitely the place to go if you have the choice as they have a lot more in stock.

Back to School Brewing (Homebrew education and brewspace)

(Siu Wai Industrial Centre, 29-33 Wing Hong Street, Kowloon)

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“Back to School Brewing opened its doors in February 2017, offering a place to build community while learning more about beer and brewing through brewing workshops and tasting events.” 

Lai Chi Kok MTR Station, Exit C


Importers and Distributors

Contact info for importers and distributors coming soon.

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