The Booth Part II: “The Best Decision We Made, Ever.” An Interview With Head Brewer Chris Shelton

I was in line outside The Booth Brewery in Pangyo this past January, waiting for their relaunch event to begin. I had already interviewed Sunghoo Yang, the co-founder of The Booth, and was dictating some notes in private when I realized that a sizable line-up had materialized out of nowhere. To make matters worse, I hadContinue reading “The Booth Part II: “The Best Decision We Made, Ever.” An Interview With Head Brewer Chris Shelton”

The Booth Part I: A Friendly Neighborhood Haven – Interview with Co-foudner Sunghoo Yang About The Booth’s Past and Future

  The Booth has been a major presence in the Korean craft beer scene since it first appeared in the spring of 2013. With 5,000KRW glasses of Bill’s Pale Ale and 4,000KRW slices of Monster Pizza, it was perhaps the cheapest place in the city for good food and beer. Today, pizza paired with craftContinue reading “The Booth Part I: A Friendly Neighborhood Haven – Interview with Co-foudner Sunghoo Yang About The Booth’s Past and Future”

Gorilla Brewing Co Q&A on the Eve of Their Tap Takeover of Seoul

Gorilla Brewing Co. is a brand new brewpub located in Busan’s hip new craft beer mecca near Gwangalli Beach. They are being hosted this week in Seoul at Pong Dang (Thursday, March 3rd) and Hop Mori (Saturday, March 5th). 1) Who is Gorilla Brewing Co? How did it start? The Gorilla Brewing Co project startedContinue reading “Gorilla Brewing Co Q&A on the Eve of Their Tap Takeover of Seoul”

Summary of the Korean Craft Beer Scene in 2016

It’s alive! That’s really the shortest way to put it. The craft beer scene in Korea hasn’t fully grown or developed yet, but there’s no denying that it’s alive. When I started writing for this blog in the summer of 2013 with my first summary, I really didn’t know where to get craft beer outsideContinue reading “Summary of the Korean Craft Beer Scene in 2016”

Spotlight Shanghai: Interview with Fraser Kennedy

Fraser Kennedy is a New Zealander who has made his way to brew for the Dr. Beer brewpub in Shanghai, China. For a young brewer in his mid twenties, that’s certainly no easy feat. Craft Beer Asia has the story.

The “Craft” in Craft Beer

Everyone, at some point in their alcoholic lives, would have wondered: Why is craft beer called craft beer? Surely, it shouldn’t have anything to do with facts and figures about how many billion litres it ships out a year, contrary to what the Brewers Association might think. Craft beer has always been complex blend ofContinue reading “The “Craft” in Craft Beer”

Event – Brewery Tour at The Pump Room Singapore

The Singapore Craft Brew Club strikes again… with yet another event for craft beer drinkers.  Brewery tours don’t happen too often in Singapore – but Hayman Tin from The Pump Room made time to host brewery tours and field questions about beers and brewing. We were also treated to a free flow of beer tillContinue reading “Event – Brewery Tour at The Pump Room Singapore”

10 Breweries and Pubs in Ho Chi Minh City

Brewery and pub crawl with 10 places in 8 hours by Jonathan Gharbi My mission was to visit at least 8 beer establishments this day and maybe more. I landed in Saigon by 11 am and i jumped on the rented motorbike and started my mission. I started with the closest three establishments that was aContinue reading “10 Breweries and Pubs in Ho Chi Minh City”

Strand Brewing: Your Friendly Neighborhood Watering Hole in Guangzhou

By Hector Flores – Craft Beer Asia’s China Correspondent Led by the intrepid David Strand and his wife Xurry, Strand Brewing is the vanguard for craft brewing in thirsty Guangzhou.  With Shanghai and Beijing the current darlings of the craft brewing scene in China, the southern region of the Middle Kingdom can easily be lostContinue reading “Strand Brewing: Your Friendly Neighborhood Watering Hole in Guangzhou”

Craft Beer Asia Experiences Singapore’s Brewpubs During Beerfest Asia 2013

Craft Beer Asia was privileged to attend Beerfest Asia in June of 2013. While we were not revelling at the festival site, we toured a few of Singapore’s brewpubs who are putting the Craft into Craft Beer and leading the way in Asia. Brewerkz at Riverside Point was a very North American Style brewpub offeringContinue reading “Craft Beer Asia Experiences Singapore’s Brewpubs During Beerfest Asia 2013”