Cheers to Beers
Beer is one of the oldest drinks known to mankind – with good reason. Cold and refreshing on a warm day, there are few better ways to quench the thirst and kick back than with a glass or two.
In common with the rest of the world, the world of beer has seen a massive change in the last few years. Gone are the days when people would just be happy with mass-produced labels. Now it’s all about the artisanal and hand-crafted ales, often made in small batches by boutique-sized companies and passionate individuals keen to show its versatility.
|Hong Kong has embraced the beer revolution as much as anywhere and three events are testament to its enormous resurgent popularity. Beertopia lives up to its name. Now in its 5th year, it has gone from a small gathering of fans to bringing together more than 13,000 people las year at Central Harbourfront. With more than twenty awesome restaurants, four fun themed areas, a shisha garden, craft beer cocktails by The Woods, live bands, DJs, beer games and the biggest selection of craft beer in Hong Kong, with 14 local HK breweries and over 500 different craft beers from around the world. It runs Friday November 18 and Saturday 19 and is not to be missed! http://beertopiahk.com/|
Next up is a tradition emanating from Germany that has taken over the world. Oktoberfest combines serious German beers, live music from Bavarian bands, plates of hearty food, dancing and singing – all under one tent. The German Bierfest is Asia’s longest-running outdoor German beer festival and big hit with beer fans. Hundreds of thousands of visitors head for the giant marquee overlooking spectacular Victoria Harbour to eat authentic German food, clink steins and sing along to some good old oompah pah.
Finally, the most traditional way to enjoy beers remains in one of the thousands of bars across Hong Kong. You’re spoilt for choice.