For anyone not in (or going to) Korea, well… this might be of less interest to you, unless you love reading abut amazing restaurants that you’ll probably never visit.
beer in Korea
November’s shaping up to be a great month for beer in Seoul! Pretty much every weekend after next there’s an upcoming beer/brewing-related event in the city:
- The Korean Daum Brewing Club is having a Beer Festival on 13 October. It’s 25,000 won in advance, or 28,000 at the door. I may make it, I’m not sure; if I do, I’ll be entering a beer.
- The Homebrew Korea Brew Your Best Fest is happening the following weekend, on 20 November, at the Gangnam Oktoberfest. Again, it’s 25,000 won a person if you pay in advance (30,000 at the door), and you get free all-you-can-drink house beer plus whatever homebrew is brought to share (there was a lot last time) and also some food with that. I’ll definitely be entering a few beers in that contest, and bringing some extra to share.
- Craftworks Taphouse will be opening in Seoul on November 26-27 of this year. Craft beer (from the Ka-Brew Brewery), lots of other “libations” including a selection of single malt whiskeys, wines, what sounds like great food, and so on.
Oh, also: if you like Belgian beer like I like Belgian beer, you’ll be eager to try the beer at… well, I have been asked NOT to share the information about the place, for fear of douchebag expats ruining it — no, really — but I’m sure anyone who reads my blog doesn’t fit that description, so email me. I can tell you where to go.