Druggists – 23 Taps of Goodness in Singapore!

We make a date with Lincoln Goh and Corrine Chia, co-owners of the bar that’s been drawing beer geeks – DRUGGISTS! How did you guys get started out in distributing – and how did craft beer invade your lives?  Well, all of us(The Drinking Partners) lived overseas for a time and when we returned toContinue reading “Druggists – 23 Taps of Goodness in Singapore!”

Book release: Beer Guide to Vietnam

Full title: Beer guide to Vietnam and neighbouring countries                                             Author: Jonathan Gharbi of BeerVN  language: English This is the first book about the amazing beer culture in Vietnam. The result of more than two years of travelling and beer drinking in Vietnam. The book describes every microbrewery and brew pub in Vietnam and a few other beer establishments.Continue reading “Book release: Beer Guide to Vietnam”

Guinness in Vietnam?

By Jonathan Gharbi at BeerVN A frequent question about beer in Vietnam is if you can get hold of a Guinness or any other stout or porter. But why drink a expensive imported beer when you have many tastier local beers with more malt and taste?    There are many microbreweries that make black beer with imported maltContinue reading “Guinness in Vietnam?”

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”

First visit at the new Goldmalt in Hanoi

by Jonathon Gharbi of BeerVN Goldmalt opened up brewery nr 8 in Hanoi a few months ago, the first microbrewery on the Northern side of Red River. This brewery is a few months old and situated in Long Bien district. After crossing the Red River you have another 7 km to go before you canContinue reading “First visit at the new Goldmalt in Hanoi”

Seoul’s Winter Beer Fest 2014

By Rob Shelley – Craft Beer Asia’s Correspondent in Korea This year’s Winter Beer Fest was part pub crawl, part race against time. Seven different venues, sixteen unique homebrews, with a 20,000 won ticket entitling you up to fourteen different samples of homebrew courtesy of the Seoul Homebrew Club. However, event co-ordinator Bill Miller hadContinue reading “Seoul’s Winter Beer Fest 2014”