While beer tasting in Dublin, Ireland, I ran across Trouble Brewery's Sabotage IPA. I was pleasantly surprised by how flavorful this beer was. Below are my thoughts, tasting notes and food pairings.
Sabotage India Pale Ale
While visiting Dublin, Ireland, I had the privilege to visit the world famous Guinness Brewery. While I was tasting the most famous beer Guinness makes, I bought a new lager beer that the brewery just recently released. This beer is called, Hop House 13 Lager. I was surprised Guinness was expanding their operations with a lager beer. Here are my thoughts below:
I spent 27 days in Nepal. I tried many beers that were readily available at any restaurant or bar. Everest lager beer was my favorite out of all of them.
Before my flight to Nepal, a few friends and I went out to Craft Brew Co. to try a couple new beers. I chose three beers from different parts of the world. Below are my thoughts on each one.
A beer from Lebanon: 961 Lebanese Pale Ale
A beer from Scotland: Brewdog Libertine Black Ale
A beer from Melbourne, Australia: Mountain Goat India Pale Ale
I went to Hong Kong Beer Co. on Saturday afternoon. I bought a flight of the 5 beers HKBC is known for. The bartender gave me some really good insight on how the beers tasted and what they were made of. Below are 5 reviews of the beers I had with explanations from the bartender at HKBC.
Here's a little bit about Hong Kong Beer Co.'s background. The brewery was launched as Asia’s first craft brewery to sell beer exclusively in bottles and kegs in 1995. The original name was South China Brewing Company but, changed to the current name in 2003.
Simon Pesch, the lead brewer with 20 years of experience with Pyramid Breweries, produces 167,000 hectoliters (140,000 barrels) of beer annually. Simon's brews are widely claimed as some of the best in the world. With 1 bronze, 2 silver, and 6 gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival, HKBC is well on it's way to becoming a well-known brewing company. He also was awarded the highly regarded Brewers Association's Brewer of the year award for mid-sized breweries. The brewing company is well on its way to becoming the top brewery in SE Asia.
The beer is brewed locally in the Chai Wan district of Hong Kong Island. The massive warehouse, where the brewery is located, houses state of the art vats that can hold 6,000 hectoliters (5,000 barrels) of craft beer annually.
What makes HKBC beer so unique is the local water used to make the beer. Yes, the brewery sources their hops, malts and yeast from around the world. But, the local water is what gives each beer its crisp refreshing flavor.
On to the reviews of the top 5 beers at Hong Kong Beer Co.
The Five Local Craft Beers from Hong Kong Beer Co.