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Types of Beer


Hot or cold, sparkling or still, cloudy or clear, fresh or aged - few beverages offer as much versatility as sake. Japan's national drink has a style to suit every palate and makes the perfect accompaniment to everything from sushi to spaghetti.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Vox pop

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

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

From beer to eternity

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.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


The everywhere drink

After water and tea, beer is consumed around the world more than any other drink. It is also one of the world's oldest drinks. People may have been making it for more than 5,000 years. China's first beer was maybe just as old. It was made with rice.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Japanese heritage

As with most Japanese traditions, drinking sake in the correct style involves countless minute details showing care, dedication and a sense of ritual.

From the small ceramic bottle and tiny cups used for serving, back to the songs the sake master sings to the rice while mixing it for fermentation, each detail speaks of warmth and the human touch.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Astronomical rent rise risks global shift

So The Globe is on the move. It is facing a massive rent increase with its lease expiring in November and general manager Tony Cooper has resigned himself to the fact that the Hollywood Road pub, which has been in that spot for 14 years, will have to move.

2 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

A fresh pint of view

The only thing that gets some people through a hard day at work is the thought of unwinding afterwards at the local pub and downing a pint (or two) of beer.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Lacklustre local lagers leave the experts cold

Most Hong Kong brews quench the thirst but are lacking in character, our panel says

Summer's here, and it wouldn't be complete without sun-soaked weekends beside a meat-packed barbecue. And what laid-back barbie would feel right without an ice-cold beer in your hand?

31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Bavarian rhapsody

The Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich ended last Sunday, with 5.4 million people having munched through 51,000 pork knuckles, 35,000 spit-roasted chicken and 150,000 sausages in two weeks. Serving this smorgasbord were 1,600 waitresses and 12,000 staff. Oh, and thirsty festival patrons drank six million litres of beer!

12 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Groovers and shakers

Bartender of the week: Josephine Jung.

Age: 29.

Home ground: News & Sports Cafe, G/F, Island Place, 500 Kings Road, North Point.

Pet hate: People who don't know how to respect others.

Favourite drink/mix: Sex on the beach.

Strangest customer request: Do you have any non-alcoholic beer?

8 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Ale's well that ends well in beer bust-up

There was trouble brewing in Aberdeen yesterday morning.

An injustice had been perpetrated and a group of righteous men had joined forces to fight it.

Yes, Dragon's Back pale ale had been discontinued.

It seems the market slump drove the South China Brewing Company to abandon ale and throw their money into lager.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Fruity tang to Guinness

HONG KONG's first Irish 'black list' will be released on February 8. The list, prepared by Delaney's the Irish Pub, pairs Guinness with a range of fruity flavours and other drinks, such as cider (Snake Bite), lemonade (Black Shandy) and blackcurrant (Black & Berry).

17 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Taste of micro-pub culture

One of the joys of the micro-breweries that have erupted across North America in the past 20 years is their beer lists. This genre of tap-room literature gives you full details, histories and lore of the hand-crafted beers, ales, lagers and stouts you are about to enjoy.

17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Anyone thirsty for change?

First there was 1997 champagne, then a special cocktail. Now comes the handover beer.

Where to buy: Select trendy bars and hotels across Hong Kong.

Description: A lager by the micro brewers at South China Brewing Company, its bottle is decorated with labels of '97 and the red flag of China folding over the Union Jack.

19 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

More than lip service

Most Hong Kong people have never been to Kentucky (many United States citizens have never been there either), but the state has become a household name through its fried chicken.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am