Brew Review: Abnormal Beer Co.’s ‘Crushability’

Here in South Korea, a craft beer boom in recent years has started to make some of us (me) a little spoiled for choice. Gone are the days when anything, anything that wasn’t Hite, Cass, OB, or Max was welcomed with often outsized enthusiasm. Red Rock? It’s not great but at least it’s different. San Miguel? Yes,Continue reading “Brew Review: Abnormal Beer Co.’s ‘Crushability’”

Hop History: Hand & Malt Uses Homegrown Hops to Make Chung Pyung Harvest Ale

Korea-brewed craft beer has come a long way in a short time. The Hand & Malt is at the forefront of high-quality, consistent, local craft beer. Now they’ve pulled off a true first in the Korean craft beer scene: a Korean beer made with Korean hops. The Hand & Malt recently harvested about 80kg ofContinue reading “Hop History: Hand & Malt Uses Homegrown Hops to Make Chung Pyung Harvest Ale”

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!”

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”