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20
Aug

PROGRAMME RELEASED FOR ASIA’S PREMIER CRAFT BEER CONFERENCE – CAPITALISE ON THE REGION’S RISE

With spend on premium beer expected to climb to over USD400 million by the end of 2021 in Southeast Asia alone*, it’s no wonder SEA Brew Conference & Trade Fair is Asia’s premier industry gathering, and the must-attend event for the regions’ burgeoning craft brewing community. And this years’ 5th edition, being held in Bangkok, Thailand on 26-27 September 2019 is set to deliver even more for attendees, as the just-released programme attests. Standout highlights include: “Export is Dead” so says Stu McKinlay, Yeastie Boys (NZ) – is shipping beer globally soon to become a thing of the past? Avoid...
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6
Aug

“Hop Creep” – The Over Attenuation Experienced When Dry-Hopping

Dry-hopping is a common technique used in the brewing process. It is a post fermentation hop addition that adds an intense hop aroma character to beer. With this hop addition, brewers have experienced over attenuation in their beers. This over attenuation is more commonly referred to as “hop creep” in the brewing community. Hop creep is essentially the refermentation experienced after dry-hopping a fully fermented beer. The refermentation can be easily observed by monitoring the increase in alcohol and CO2 with a subsequent decrease in specific gravity. Brewers that are dry-hopping should be aware of and monitor the over attenuation...
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30
Jul

Packaging Automation Key to Remaining Competitive for One of Taiwan’s Oldest Brewers

The Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation (TTL) is one hundred years old, and its business lines cover the fields of tobacco, spirits, beer, and biotechnology. It operates a total of four breweries: besides the Taipei Brewery, which was founded in 1919 and has in recent years been targeting the craft beer market, there are the Jhunan, Wurih and Shanhua Breweries. The latter three serve the markets in Taiwan’s north, centre and south, and supply the many beer-drinkers there with a highly diversified choice of top-quality, sustainably produced beers. This strategy has made sure that TTL’s Taiwan Beers are still the...
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23
Jul

Discover what insights were shared at the new Brew Asia Technical Sessions

The region’s craft beer industry is growing rapidly, and so too is the thirst for continual education among its new generation of brewers. With this in mind the team behind the annual SEA Brew Conference & Trade Fair launched the Brew Asia Technical Sessions series in 2019, staged in the Philippines, Ho Chi Minh City and Seoul. This new initiative aims to bring more technical knowledge and best practice theories to brewers in the region who, in many instances, have neither the resources nor the time to travel overseas to advance their brewing education. One of the most popular sessions...
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19
Jul

The Future of the Craft Beer Market in China & Hong Kong

Tomy Fong, beer consultant, writer and craft beer educator (This article originally appeared in SEA Brew 2018 conference programme) China – over 1.3 billion population China! Still a mysterious Asian country for a lot of people. The rules and laws are very different to what we are used to in many other countries and I am telling you, they are very difficult to understand – that makes it very difficult for outsiders to enter the market. Also, the way many Chinese do business relies very much on their “social networks”. Networking plays a very important part in their business, so...
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