Tag: Asia

Arbor Brewing Company to Open Second Location in India News by

Michigan craft brewing pioneer Arbor Brewing Company has taken on the Indian beer world, and will open its second South Asian location, a production brewery, in fall 2017.

Brewing in the Land of the Thunder Dragon: The Farmhouse Beer Culture of Buddhist Bhutan Feature by

While most Asian cultures make alcohol from rice, the Bhutanese farmhouse ales Sin Chang and Bang Chang start with 100 percent raw wheat. Reserved for religious and special occasions, these Wheatwines are a part of life for many.

Sensing Opportunity, Vietnam’s Pasteur Street Brewing Expands News by

The company debuted a second taproom and restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City and opened a third spot in Hanoi in July 2017. It will begin exporting to the US in August 2017.

Where to Drink in Seoul, South Korea Destinations by

In Seoul, it seems like you can’t walk a block without the words “craft beer,” in English and Korean, glaring out at you from a window or doorframe. Flavorful, hoppier beers—especially IPAs—are becoming the trendy thing to drink in the capital of this nation of very heavy drinkers.

Thai-Inspired Bière Cuisine Cooking with Beer by

Explore the depth of flavor in Thai curry paste by using Duvel and fresh farmers market vegetables to make a yellow curry soup or a sauce.

Javed Murad, Founder of White Owl Brewery Last Call by

Javed Murad navigated tight regulations and a cutthroat real estate market to launch White Owl Brewery in his hometown of Mumbai, India.

Where to Drink in Singapore Destinations by

Singapore has a handful of young microbreweries, but it’s the tidal wave of high-quality imports—and the pioneering craft-focused bars serving them—that’s most responsible for the area’s recent drinking metamorphosis.

Pint by Pint: Building a Beer Scene in Southeast Asia Feature by

DIY resourcefulness can be seen across Southeast Asia, as expats and locals open small breweries and try to create a new beer culture that runs deeper than light lager over ice.

Biiru o Nihon Onegaishimasu! (Two Beers, Please!): Exploring Japan’s Budding Beer Culture Feature by

In 1994, a new law allowed breweries to produce a minimum of 600 hectoliters per year. Microbrewing in Japan was born. Over 200 microbreweries sprang up in a few years. Today that number is half of what it was. Yet the beer culture in urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka is twice as strong.

Small Breweries Gain Traction in South Korea News by

Loosened governmental restrictions and reduced tax burdens have encouraged entrepreneurship in South Korea’s beer industry, leading to a series of small brewery launches. The changes also allow the country’s preexisting brewpubs and microbreweries to sell their products to outside vendors.

Where to Drink in Hong Kong, China Destinations by

Three years ago, there wasn’t much of a beer scene in Hong Kong. Now it is one of the most exciting cities for craft beer in Asia, with a growing community of brewers, bar owners and independent importers doing their part to give local taste buds an alternative to fizzy light lagers.

Where to Drink in Bangkok, Thailand Destinations by

For decades, beaches, not beer, were the reason to visit Thailand. But things are changing, with Singha opening a pair of brewpubs and European and American imports appearing on menus with increasing frequency. And across Bangkok, community malls with trendy beer bars have sprung up like bamboo.