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Our Favorite Leaving Hong Kong Gifts

"Know someone leaving the city who loves the 852 as much as we do? Here’s our pick of the best local Hong Kong-themed gifts... Hong Kong Beer Co., Hong Kong Beer Mixed Case."

- SASSY HONG KONG

How ‘Hong Kong spirit’ has helped city’s bars and nightlife scene remain resilient during tough times

"Enjoy beers by Hong Kong Beer Co, the city’s first beer microbrewery founded in 1995, at family-run River Sichuan Restaurant. Brewed locally using the finest malts, hops, and yeasts from around the world, the beers are the perfect accompaniment to spicy sharing dishes."

- SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

11 of the best local breweries in Hong Kong

"Hong Kong Beer Co is the OG of craft breweries in Hong Kong."

TIME OUT HONG KONG

PACRIM'S Top 50 Favourite Craft Beer Label Designs

"Red Racer, Lucky Pig Tangerine Ale with Ginger. In a collaboration with Hong Kong Beer Co for the 2019 Chinese Calendar, Lucky Pig’s label is a welcome diversion from the typical Red Racer labels. Award winning beer, finally with a label that wins in both Canada and Asia alike."

PACIFIC RIM DISTRIBUTORS

These Hong Kong craft beers go down smooth after a hectic day of work

"Hoping to elevate Hong Kong’s craft beer culture with their enthusiasm for quality, innovation and brewing tradition, Hong Kong Beer Co. sources top quality malts, hops and yeasts from around the world to create the tastiest beers."

- HONEYCOMBERS

Best Beer Breweries in Hong Kong

"Established in 1995, Hong Kong Beer Co. is Hong Kong's first craft brewery and a microbrewery pioneer. It was acquired in 2013 by the Brewerkz founders."

HKCLUBBING.COM

Cathay Pacific designed a beer to taste better when you're at 35,000 feet

"Cathay Pacific designed a beer to taste better when you're at 35,000 feet"

- THE VERGE

67th Wine.Lux Challenge - Craft Beer Keeps All Natural

"Big Wave Bay ✭✭✭✭✭ Beautiful copper in color. Hoppy, fresh citrus aroma. Sweet maltiness, typical IPA style with strong, hoppy, exceptional complexity and balance, with 40 second plus aftertaste." - Tomy Fong, Beer Judge

WINE LUX MAGAZINE

Hong Kong Beer Co. on Rebranding for Success

"We’ve also been really deliberate in telling the unique story of Hong Kong through our branding. Manufacturing has really died down in Hong Kong, but we try to make everything we can here. That’s a really unique story to tell both locally and internationally."

- BRANDFOLDER

Homegrown: The rise of Hong Kong's craft beer scene

"After years of being dominated by big mass-produced brands, Hong Kong is finally finding a taste for beer microbrewed right here in the city." "Hong Kong Beer, the city's first microbrew, has just launched a new brewery in Chai Wan, complete with 'state of the art' equipment, a new brewmaster and a fresh range of beers."

- TIME OUT HONG KONG

Top 10 Hong Kong Craft Beers

"Distributed additionally in Singapore and Shenzhen, Hong Kong Beer Co’s beers are found all over Hong Kong with a handy map on its website."

- THE DRINKS BUSINESS

Hong Kong's Taste for Beer Evolves

"Though more Hong Kong resturants and bars are offering craft beer on tap, Mr. Boda [co-founder of Hop Leaf] says many are restricted by exclusivity agreements with mass-market brewers, which often pay for the installation and maintenance of draft systems. 'The market is out there, it's just getting the product to them,' he said."

WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Roll Out The Barrel"

This fascinating article plots the history of beer in Hong Kong beginning nearly 200 years ago, in 1842, with imports from the U.K. The Hong Kong Beer Co, which launched its first craft beer in June 1995, has helped pioneer the local craft beer market and, in fact, was the only brewery in Hong Kong from 2007 to 2009 when San Miguel temporarily relocated to Guangdong province.

- SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

"Microbrewery With Big Plans Opens in Hong Kong"

The New York Times chronicled Hong Kong Beer Co's founding in 1995 - the first craft brewery in Hong Kong. "Hong Kong has a new locally produced beer, a beer brewed at a microbrewery with the sort of craft brewing that has swept the United States but just taken its first steps in Asia."

- NEW YORK TIMES

"Tapping a Liquid Asset"

The South China Morning Post was the first to chronicle Hong Kong Beer Co's founding in 1995. Hong Kong Beer Co (known at the time as South China Brewing) "holds the first brewing licence Hong Kong has issued in about 20 years."

- SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST