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  1. Thirsty work: how trial and error delivered Grande results

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... where he picked up a taste for beer- and a period of training for the US Army Reserves, he joined Bank of America in 1969. His finance career lasted 27 years and brought him to Hong Kong. ... are all essentially either Italian restaurants or pubs. Do you like beer yourself? Yes. When we started the East End Brewery in Quarry Bay I was buying from a company called Timepiece, which ...

  2. Vox pop

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Research by Saumya Mohan Go Canada Vincent Lui is 22 and has been drinking beer for about six years. He would like to see more beer on tap, but thinks Hong Kong has a great selection of bottled beers. 'For me, Granville Island, which is a beer from Canada, is the one I want to see in Hong Kong.' Leffe field Chris Lam is 24 but already has a long track record as a beer ...

  3. From beer to eternity

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Scott Murphy Some long-time beer drinkers in the city feel that mainstream beverages such as Carlsberg, Heineken and San Miguel remain predominant outside of a few select outlets, and that's something they would certainly like to see changed. Despite the buzz, Hongkongers drink only four litres each a year of wine and 21.9 litres of beer. More ales, microbrews and a greater ...

  4. Raise a stein to celebrate Oktoberfest

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Brennan From the German-themed beer displays in the city's 7-Eleven stores to traditional festivities at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, local enthusiasm for Oktoberfest is hard ... that established the tradition of the Oktoberfest. Over the decades, the festival site has been absorbed into the city centre, the original entertainment booths have been transformed into beer halls, ...

  5. De Beers' opening brings out the sparkle in city's social set

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen It is said that diamonds are a girl's best friend, so it was no surprise to see plenty of young women at the opening of the De Beers Diamond Jewellers store in Kowloon's Elements mall. The special guests at last Thursday's opening were two celebrity mothers, mainland actress Vicky Zhao Wei and home-grown star Karena Lam Ka-yan. The two working mums ...

  6. Cider's popularity on show at drink awards as beer entries hit record level

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ciders are leading the charge to break the stranglehold which mainstream beer brands have over the alcoholic drinks market. The apple-based beverage has risen in popularity as consumers' tastes become more varied, according to the organiser of the Hong Kong International Beer Awards. A record number of beers, 180 from 36 countries, joined the contest ...

  7. Ninety beers and as sober as a judge

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... at Langham Place hotel in Mong Kok. I recently judged 90 beers in just three hours for upcoming trade show Restaurant and Bar (R&B). The panel tasted some 160 beers over two days. A coy Italian ... effectively in a day,' he says. 'Palate fatigue is a problem. The whole body aches after tasting and concentrating so much,' Caillard adds. Beers were categorised by style and origin- ...

  8. Beer necessities

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and at Thursday's event at The Pawn it will be raising funds to buy quality language books. For every beer sold at the Beers for Books event, The Pawn will be donating HK$10 towards the cause. Providing ... lives, as he believes 'people who don't have the opportunity [to read] can get stuck in a certain environment'. The Beers for Books fund-raiser will take place on the roof garden ...

  9. Beer with a fine body? We'll raise a glass to that

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Alex Lo Lodown is a sucker for the tasteless and the tactless. So this advert has a natural appeal that proves quite irresistible. The morally upright may feel it is a tad offensive. So it's a good thing the ad wasn't run in our respected and respectable paper. It's for a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui. I am tempted to pay it a visit just for the ad. 'Our beer ...

  10. Grand Central gets down to beer essentials with help from British brewery experts

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai Frat boys need not apply at Grand Central Bar and Grill's newly-minted beer club. There will be no 'chug, chug, chug' or beer pong at the monthly gatherings in the restaurant's two-level space at Element's Civic Square. 'Beer is the new wine,' Eclipse group marketing director Stephanie Hogan said at the inaugural tasting on Wednesday, where she ...




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