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”

Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Drink Craft Beer in Seoul, Korea

American Thanksgiving is in just a few days and if you’re looking for the city’s best places to enjoy some turkey and a pint of good beer, then look no further. Hopscotch         Hopscotch in Gangnam and Gwanghwamun will both be providing Thanksgiving dinner at 6pm on Thursday. This is their thirdContinue reading “Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Drink Craft Beer in Seoul, Korea”

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)”

The Great Korean Beer Festival: Media Paran is Perfecting the Beer Festival

It was a gorgeous autumn evening at the War Memorial, under leaves the colors of roasted malt and well-crafted beer: amber, nut brown, blonde, and straw. The GKBF had all the fun of an amazing pub experience with live music, lots of fun people, and tons of food and beer. Last weekend’s Great Korean BeerContinue reading “The Great Korean Beer Festival: Media Paran is Perfecting the Beer Festival”

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.

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”

An Interview with Seoul’s Craft Beer “Pioneer” – Bill Miller

Article by Rob Shelley (Craft Beer Asia’s S. Korean Correspondent) Last Saturday I met with Bill Miller, a member of the Seoul Brew Club, at Craftworks Taphouse & Bistro. Bill has had an impact on the craft beer culture in Seoul by organizing beer festivals and sharing his recipes with local gastropubs. While waiting forContinue reading “An Interview with Seoul’s Craft Beer “Pioneer” – Bill Miller”

Seoul’s Craft Beer Fest 2013

– By Rob Shelley in Seoul The end of 2013 witnessed an important moment for craft beer in Seoul Food Week at COEX just wrapped up early this November, featuring a huge space for the food and restaurant industry to display and market their products to commercial buyers and regular customers, alike. However, the showContinue reading “Seoul’s Craft Beer Fest 2013”