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  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Updated: 6:44pm


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.

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 5:14am

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

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.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Fare Hearty British favourites, such as whitebait, pan-fried lemon sole and bread and butter pudding, cooked with care. There is an emphasis on seafood, and oyster shucker John Stewart (pictured right), who claims to hold the unofficial world record as the fastest shucker alive, offers a variety of these slippery delicacies from his bar tucked away near the back of the restaurant.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Beer lovers will enjoy Zuji's happy hour, with two-for-one hotel offers for leading British beer festivals. Zuji is offering specials for the Eastbourne Beer Festival (Oct 9-11), and the Bedford Beer and Cider Festival (Oct 8-11) which means you pay for two nights and get the third free.

1 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Beer babe brings froth to a head

Censorship, oppressed rights, exploited women, famine and emergency airlifts.

It gets depressing, dealing with these sorts of issues day in and day out.

After a while, it can wear you down.

Lai See wonders how those beer and cider vendors do it.

Take Foster's, for example. Yesterday, they fell victim to censorship.

10 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Beer drinkers 'may trade down'

Beer drinkers are more likely to chose cheaper brands than pay an extra 40 to 80 cents a can after yesterday's 10 per cent tax increase on certain alcoholic drinks, retailers say.

8 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Groovers and shakers

Bartender Of The Week: James Beckerlegge.

Age: 26.

Home ground: Time After Time, 118 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai.

Job Description: To drink more than any of my customers.

Favourite drink/mix: West country scrumpy (cider).

Pet hate: Dan the man, aka Chumpy-chump. He's one of our regulars. Meet him and you'll know why.

28 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Fruitless cooking apples search

Susan Jung's 'Plate Class' recipe for pork tenderloin with apple cider sauce (Weekend Entertainment, October 15) was interesting and I can vouch for the likely tastiness of her recipe.

1 Nov 1999 - 12:00am


Pork is wonderful because it picks up the flavour of whatever it's cooked with.

Apple cider tenderises the pork and keeps it moist. Organic cider is best.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Soaring prices bring little cheer to tipplers

THE fizz went flat for members of the liquor industry yesterday after they worked out the effects of the change in alcohol duty.

Sir Hamish's restructuring of alcohol taxes meant that prices for most drinks - with the exception of the cheapest bottles - soared with Chinese wines almost doubling in price.

3 Mar 1994 - 12:00am