Beer – everyone should know it, it is one of the oldest and most popular alcoholic beverages around the world. It's very easy and convenient to drink, and you can buy a can or a bottle anytime and anywhere. The raw materials of beer are mainly water, malt, hops and beer yeast. In order to reduce costs, corn, spices and syrups are also added.
The main type of beer is Lager, and the taste of lager beer brewed by different manufacturers are very similar, the difference is just the bitter and mellow degree of beer is stronger or lighter. There is even a new variety – craft beer, that is gaining popularity in Hong Kong and abroad, and you can easily find a whole range of them here at our online craft beer store!
What do you know about craft beer?
Craft beer is a type of beer which is produced in small quantities, tastes innovative and has a short best drinking life (usually six months to one year). In order to meet the requirement of different tastes of the public, different craft beer HK manufacturers will brew different flavors and styles of craft beer based on the whole malt brewing, by adding different flowers and fruits, and even using barrel aged method, which will all make the production costs of brewing higher than the commercial beer.
Craft beer emphasizes natural ingredients and doesn’t add any chemical raw materials and so make its best drink life shorter than the commercial one. The best drinking time of craft beer is usually within 3 months after production. You can fully enjoy the freshness of craft beer and the impact of different flavors on your taste buds, so hurry up and find your favorite from a range of brands we carry on our Hong Kong online craft beer store.
Why craft beer is becoming more popular in Hong Kong?
In recent years, the public demands for drinking beer have been greatly improved, they are not simply in need of a can of chilled beer, but the pursuit of different flavors, fruitiness, and bitterness. If you like a milder taste, you can choose the Pale Ale or White Ale style of craft beers. And if you like hop flavour that is full-bodied, India pale ale is your best choice, while like stout can choose potter or stout craft beer. The taste of some craft beers will become sweeter at lower temperatures, and rising temperatures will enrich their wheat flavor and bring out more layers, which is why more and more people now choose to drink craft beers in HK.
Different styles of craft beer
There are a few varieties of craft beers, and here are some of the main ones:
It is a fermentation method in the bottom layer. This craft beer is made at low temperature to make the yeast sink during the mellow process, which makes the Lager clearer, showing a golden and transparent wine body color. The yeast taste is light, and the taste is refreshing, mainly with malt and hop flavors.
2) Pale Ale
Pale Ale is made of pale malt, using top-fermenting method and fermented at 16-21 degrees, giving it rich fruit and spice flavors. This craft beer’s body color is between golden and amber.
3) India Pale Ale
India Pale Ale is a hoppy, bitter craft beer style. It is not the same as its name which is from India, but after the British rule in India, in order to provide beer to the British people there were still living in India, the British Brewery added a large number of hops to increase the alcohol content of beer to make its shelf life to be longer, for the long transport period from the British to India, and so this bitter India Pale Ale craft beer was born.
4) Porter / Stout
Porter and Stout are British Dark beers. Porter is a dark brown Ale brewed from dark-roasted malt. It has coffee, chocolate, smoke and roast aromas on the palate and nose. Stout, on the other hand, is an enhanced version of Porter, brewed directly from roasted barley, with a stronger roasted character and a bit of acidity. Its body color is Dark black color.
Cider is a fruit wine made mainly from apple juice, not with wort. There are two types of Cider: one is heavier sweetness, which the yeast is being filtered through repeated fermentation to increase its sugar content. And the other is refreshing and not too sweet, and uses yeast to consume most of the sugar in apple juice used.
Mead is a wine made from honey. It is made by using yeast to ferment honey into alcohol. The taste of this craft beer is naturally sweet and easy to taste. And the alcohol level is not too high, so it is very popular especially among female drinkers.
Craft beer from different countries
Due to the growing popularity and demand for craft beer in Hong Kong and abroad, there are craft breweries from all over the world, such as:
Australian Craft Beer
British Craft Beer
American Craft Beer
Spanish Craft Beer
Japanese Craft Beer
Taiwan Craft Beer
Hong Kong craft beer brands
And finally, of course, should be our local Hong Kong craft beer scene! Craft beer in HK has become very popular in recent years. The demand and pursuit for the best craft beer in Hong Kong is definitely on the rise, and you can find many craft beer stores everywhere. Some local restaurants and bars also offer Hong Kong craft beers for their customers to enjoy.
In addition to Young Master Brewery, or Gweilo Beer these famous brands, Caron Brews, Citibrew HK, Deadman Brewery, Foam Beer, Hong Kong Whistle, HK Lovecraft, Mak’s Beer and Lion Rock Brewery are all well-known brands within the craft beer Hong Kong industry. In addition to adding special ingredients and elements of Hong Kong culture into the craft beer, a lot of attention has been paid to the design and packaging of the bottles to make the products fully reflect the taste of Hong Kong. You can find the best products from these brands right here at our craft beer Hong Kong online store.
Foam Beer – Craft Beer Store Hong Kong
Our craft beer store
A craft beer store – which the concept is to provide different countries, different brands and different styles of craft beer to their customers. As a well-known craft beer store, we will continue to find different styles and brands of craft beers from all over the world.
In addition to the brands of craft beer from Hong Kong, there are also different styles of craft beers from other countries and regions like Australia, Britain, Spain, Taiwan as well as other places, so as to make people not only have to choose from a variety of craft beer products from Hong Kong only, but they can also pick from other types of craft beers and buy what fits their favorite taste. This is the purpose of our craft beer store.