The Spirit of Entrepreneurs

With economies the world over grinding to a halt, it is up to self-motivated people with big, risky ambitions to shape the future of their local economies. In South Korea it is no different. While big business kept The Land of the Morning Calm from perishing during the global recession, it’s up to the entrepreneurs to move the country forward.

Getting SMaSHed on Good Beer

In our articles about Kim Euk-yeon, owner of Goodbeer, and the beer industry, we mentioned an upcoming homebrew competition called a SMaSH-off. The even was held at Gecko’s in Jukejeon, and our guest writer, Lucy Corne, was there to cover … Continue reading

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BeerStory: One Korean’s dream to brew better beer

Imagine the perfect basement studio to set up a homebrew operation. Now add three grills, picnic tables, two taps, a meat slicer and sausage stuffers. Finally, put it in Seoul and you have Kim Euk-yeon’s BeerLab. Continue reading

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Chaebol vs. The Microbrewer

The major Korean beer brands, Hite, Cass, and Max are everywhere, but beneath the surface lives a community driven by necessity to prove it is possible to brew better a beer. In their way stand powerful interests and a legal system that insulates them from the public. Continue reading

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