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Cans make a comeback in craft beers

Nearly 80 years ago Richmond revolutionized the beer world. The southern city in 1935 blazed a trail by canning beer -- complete with how-to instructions -- was first sold.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 11:55am

Thousands attend second Beertopia festival of craft beers

American comedian Steven Wright once said "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?" He's obviously never attended Hong Kong's biggest craft-beer festival.

14 Apr 2013 - 6:58am

Craft beers have much to prove at Beertopia festival

"If you've only tasted mass market beer, I'm afraid you haven't actually tasted beer at all," says Garrett Oliver.

That's unlikely to be the view a number of large corporations in the United States and Europe want to hear, but it is one gaining currency internationally.

12 Apr 2013 - 10:04am

Hong Kong's first home-brewing contest held at The Globe in Central

The event was open to anyone who had brewed beer here since November. Twenty contestants took part - 20 entered beers and one a cider - and samples of each brew were on hand for the public to judge and taste after the judges had made their final decision.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

Greens burn up over 'dinosaur technology'

The environmental group Clear The Air is maintaining the pressure on the government to abandon plans to build an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau. The group's chairman, James Middleton, has sent a letter to the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel urging it not to approve funding for what he terms "outdated dinosaur technology".

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am 1 comment

Ask the Foodie: Jeff Boda

Jeff Boda, born in Wisconsin in the United States, is a journalist based in Hong Kong and the founder, CEO and "chief beer evangelist" of the craft beer importer Hop Leaf.

31 Jan 2013 - 9:35am

An Oktoberfest survival guide

The biggest German party of the year is only a few days away. Oktoberfest is celebrated - oddly, mostly in September - not only in Munich, where the festival was inaugurated just over 200 years ago, but in cities with expatriate German communities all over the world.

20 Sep 2012 - 12:37pm

Beer-brewing Dutch try their hand at making wine

Too cold, too wet and not enough sunlight: for centuries, the beer-brewing Netherlands has been snubbed as a good place to plant vineyards and make decent wines - until now.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:16am

Top of the hops

On the south side of the Mediterranean island of Crete, near a Greek Orthodox monastery, is a long, golden-white beach accessible only via a steep path down a 30-metre cliff. When I was there more than 25 years ago, it was popular with young Germans, one of whom, with admirable enterprise, had set up a shack on the beach that sold snacks and, more importantly, iced beers.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm

Here's cheers: tap into the world of crafty brews

According to Jonathan So Shing-bong, the city has never had a genuine beer festival, featuring products from a wide range of different brewers, of the sort that European and American beer fans will be familiar with.

So the 29-year-old Toronto-born beer enthusiast, whose parents hail from Hong Kong, is organising the Beertopia beer festival.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am