Martyn Cornell

Martyn Cornell is an award-wining author and journalist, a founder member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and a former Beer Writer of the Year. He is the author of Amber, Gold and Black: The History of Britain's Great Beers, and Beer: the Story of the Pint and Beer Memorabilia.
Martyn Cornell
Martyn Cornell is an award-wining author and journalist, a founder member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and a former Beer Writer of the Year. He is the author of Amber, Gold and Black: The History of Britain's Great Beers, and Beer: the Story of the Pint and Beer Memorabilia.

Latest from Martyn Cornell

Bar review: Happy Valley Bar & Grill
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

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.

Ask the Foodie: Jeff Boda
Look, could you stop drinking craft beer straight from the bottle. Thank you
Bar review: Blue Butcher
8 May 2013 - 10:54PM
Bar review: Blue Butcher
Bar review: agnès b. Café LPG
Q&A with Guinness master brewer Fergal Murray

The Guinness master brewer and global ambassador was in Hong Kong recently to promote the black stuff - Ireland's most-loved export. 

24 Nov 2012 - 11:32PM

The Guinness master brewer and global ambassador was in Hong Kong recently to promote the black stuff - Ireland's most-loved export. 

Q&A with Guinness master brewer Fergal Murray
Zythophile | And the winner is … 961?

I’ll forgive myself for never having heard of 961 Beer, because its products are apparently not yet on sale in the UK. But they ARE available in Hong Kong – and 961 Lager has just been declared the best lager in the city, after the blind tasting by me and 11 other judges I blogged about last month.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:22AM

I’ll forgive myself for never having heard of 961 Beer, because its products are apparently not yet on sale in the UK. But they ARE available in Hong Kong – and 961 Lager has just been declared the best lager in the city, after the blind tasting by me and 11 other judges I blogged about last month.

And the winner is … 961?
Bar review: Madam Sixty Ate
31 Jul 2013 - 10:20PM
Bar review: Madam Sixty Ate
Bar Review: The Living Room at The Pawn
Bar review: Buddy Bar & Cafe
22 May 2013 - 10:11PM
Bar review: Buddy Bar & Cafe
Roll out the barrel

With homebrew specialists and events in the city increasing Hongkongers' interest in beer, Martyn Cornell plots the tumultuous history of local breweries.

28 Aug 2013 - 11:45AM

With homebrew specialists and events in the city increasing Hongkongers' interest in beer, Martyn Cornell plots the tumultuous history of local breweries.

Roll out the barrel
Bar Review: Old China Hand, Kennedy Town

Since spring, the former Pier - a long, narrow bar a short distance from the Kennedy Town seafront - has been rebranded as a branch of one of Wan Chai's most famous expat hangouts. So now the homesick Briton living in the west of the island has somewhere to go without running the gauntlet of the lightly-clothed ladies of Lockhart Road. The takeover isn't quite complete, however, as the neon light outside says "Old China Hand," while inside a sign says "The Pier". But there's sport on the big screens, HP Sauce bottles on the tables and apple crumble on the menu.

18 Jul 2013 - 9:12AM

Since spring, the former Pier - a long, narrow bar a short distance from the Kennedy Town seafront - has been rebranded as a branch of one of Wan Chai's most famous expat hangouts. So now the homesick Briton living in the west of the island has somewhere to go without running the gauntlet of the lightly-clothed ladies of Lockhart Road. The takeover isn't quite complete, however, as the neon light outside says "Old China Hand," while inside a sign says "The Pier". But there's sport on the big screens, HP Sauce bottles on the tables and apple crumble on the menu.

Bar Review: Old China Hand, Kennedy Town
Bar review: Makumba brings Africa to Lan Kwai Fong
Bar review: Pier 7 Café & Bar in Central
Thirty-nine lagers in 40 minutes