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”

Celtic Pride, Boston Style: St. Paddy’s Day Weekend at Maloney’s

I recently asked Maloney’s Pub & Grill owner, and Maloney’s Brewing Co. owner, Brendan Maloney about his pub’s upcoming St. Paddy’s Day plans. (Pics courtesy of Brendan Maloney)  What will the St. Paddy’s Day atmosphere be like at your pub? The atmosphere is pretty lively with people, Irish or not, getting wasted on green beerContinue reading “Celtic Pride, Boston Style: St. Paddy’s Day Weekend at Maloney’s”

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”

Meet the Brewer: Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery Visits Mikkeller Seoul Tomorrow

Boxing Cat Brewery has been a craft beer staple of Shanghai since 2008. With three locations in Shanghai, plus another kitchen and taphouse, Boxing Cat is coming to South Korea tomorrow (Feb 20th, 2016) for the first time—at least for a little while. Tomorrow, beer geeks from Seoul get a chance to try Boxing Cat’s mostContinue reading “Meet the Brewer: Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery Visits Mikkeller Seoul Tomorrow”

Spotlight: Redpoint Brewing Company – Taiwan

Many countries in Asia are growing thirsty for craft beer. Although developments have not been as rapid in Taiwan, more homegrown breweries are churning out vessels of their brews as we speak. Over time, craft beer has caught up, with a band of 20-ish breweries open today and growing. Numerous bars and venues are addingContinue reading “Spotlight: Redpoint Brewing Company – Taiwan”

Interview – Jay Duan of North Taiwan Brewing

North Taiwan brewing has certainly made waves since opening, with consistent awards in recent years. Their ever popular fruit beers – especially their Lychee – have made it overseas into various markets including Singapore. My impression of them was a brewery which only made fruit beers – until I came across their full lineup whichContinue reading “Interview – Jay Duan of North Taiwan Brewing”

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”

Interview with Michael Jordan – Brewmaster at Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai

Craftbeerasia speaks with Michael Jordan(beer, not basketball) about brewing beer in China, and his current stint as brewmaster of Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai. Boxing Cat Brewery opened in 2008 and has since expanded to 3 brewpub venues as well as a new spin-off, the Liquid Laundry Kitchen and Brew. China has come a long way with craftContinue reading “Interview with Michael Jordan – Brewmaster at Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai”

The People Behind The Pints – Meet The Craft Breweries of Hong Kong

What’s been going on in Hong Kong, you might ask? Well, if you’re talking about beer – 11 breweries have come into being in just under 2 years! Written by Jonathan So, guest writer for Craft Beer Asia. Based in Hong Kong, he is the founder of Beertopia, the city’s largest craft beer festival, whichContinue reading “The People Behind The Pints – Meet The Craft Breweries of Hong Kong”