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”

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”

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”

The Springs Taphouse: Great Canadian Craft Beer in Seoul

  On a sunny afternoon, the day after Hallowe’en, I met with Mission Springs Sale Manager Ian Rodgers at their Kyundridan location here in Seoul, Korea. The Springs Taphouse is a Korean branch of Mission Springs Brewing Company in British Columbia that serve excellent Canadian craft beer and pizza. I ran into Ian at theContinue reading “The Springs Taphouse: Great Canadian Craft Beer in Seoul”

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”

Taking the Plunge: Learning To Homebrew With Seoul Homebrew Shop

Have you ever had a moment where, after years of going back and forth, hemming and hawing, you finally take the plunge and do something you’ve always wanted to do? After years of curiosity, I took the plunge on a nice autumn afternoon last Sunday. With some initiative from my friend Rob Shelley, I wasContinue reading “Taking the Plunge: Learning To Homebrew With Seoul Homebrew Shop”

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.