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”

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”

Great Korean Beer Festival at COEX Food Week’s Beer Zone (Nov 2014)

For a second year in a row, I went to the beer zone at COEX Food Week. The beer zone was another Korean beer fest created and hosted by the event planning group Media Param. It ran from Wednesday, November 12th through Saturday, November 15th. My friend Michael Hobbs and I got tickets for theContinue reading “Great Korean Beer Festival at COEX Food Week’s Beer Zone (Nov 2014)”

Craft Beer Fest Korea: How Did Seoul’s First Major Commercial Craft Beer Fest Hold Up?

How did the Craft Beer Fest Korea stand up to its predecessors? Although there are lessons to be learned, the CBFK didn’t disappoint in providing a great time and adding new dimensions to Seoul’s beer festival culture.