Combat Zone Launch at Nairobi

The folks at Maloney Brewing Company have teamed up once again with The Hand & Malt brewery for another fantastic beer. This time Bill Miller is unfettered and unbound: creating the true lip-smacking, face-peeling, hoppy IPA he always intended. Weighing in at 7.5% abv and about 80IBUS, this IPA proves to be one of theContinue reading “Combat Zone Launch at Nairobi”

Magpie Brewing Class

Magpie Brewing offers homebrew class for 50,000won/class. All classes take place on Sundays, usually running from Fall to Spring (the Summer months are too hot for easy beer making). You have three choices on how extensive and expensive you want your experience to be. You can do a single class for 50,000won. You’ll learn theContinue reading “Magpie Brewing Class”

Cebu City: Lechon, Sunshine & Craft Beer!

Travelers to The Philippines may know Cebu City as a vacation destination for diving, fun in the sun, lechon and Sinulog Festival. What I now know Cebu City for is Craft Beer, thanks to Turning Wheels Craft Brewery and Irie Gastropub. A special shoutout to GM Jan Rodriguez for the hospitality and his shared passion for craft beer.Continue reading “Cebu City: Lechon, Sunshine & Craft Beer!”

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”