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”

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”

Meet the Brewer Masters at Maloney’s

This Saturday, November 21st 2015 at 3pm, Maloney’s Pub and Grill will host an educational craft beer event and tasting in Kyungridan for beer lovers, foodies, homebrewers, and anyone interested in joining the booming beer industry. There will be four beers served with four different foods as well as talks, quizzes, prizes, and live music.Continue reading “Meet the Brewer Masters at Maloney’s”

Chuseok 2015 in Kyungridan

Every autumn, Seoulites fill the highways to the tune of millions of cars per day, racing to their ancestral hometowns to engage in what is best described to foreigners as Korean Thanksgiving. For years, being a foreigner during Chuseok was a mixed blessing. We would get time off work, but much of the city would be closed downContinue reading “Chuseok 2015 in Kyungridan”

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”

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”

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”