The Beer Festival’s opening kick-off event will be held on 6 August and will feature eight local partner breweries, including Black Kite, Lion Rock, Mak’s, City Brew, Kowloon Bay Brewery, Moonzen, Hong Kong Beer and Young Master Ales will be looking to introduce their distinctive beers to guests. In addition, guests can also expect local gourmet canapés, fun games, and live music. So come along and start your summer in style with beers and sunshine at one of Hong Kong’s most iconic venues.
Tsim Sha Tsui heritage hotel, Hullett House, will proudly launch its very first alfresco Local Hand Crafted Beer Festival next month, and you are invited to join in the fun. In celebration of the city’s love affair with craft beer, the festival, which will run for eight weeks beginning from 8 August 2016 (Saturday), hopes to inspire guests to “Be a Local‧Drink Local!” by featuring local craft beer from Hong Kong based breweries. The Gardenwill be magically transformed into the ultimate summer hangout – a “Beer Garden” – and will play host to a number of exciting activities, including a weekly beer quiz, American-style cornhole games, beer pong, and more. Alongside sophisticated craft beers and fun games, Mariners’ Restwill present a range of innovative beer-infused cuisines, as well as a special hoppy hour promotion that is sure to entice beer-enthusiasts across the city to Hullett House. A kick-off event will be held on 6 August 2016 as a prelude to the festival.
The Hullett House Local Hand Crafted Beer Festival will be premised by an opening kick-off event (held on 6 August), in which their eight local partner breweries will be looking to introduce their distinctive beers to guests. These breweries include Black Kite, Lion Rock, Mak’s, City Brew, Kowloon Bay Brewery, Moonzen, Hong Kong Beer, and Young Master Ales. In addition to outstanding craft brews, guests can also expect local gourmet canapés (created especially to match with the fermented foam), fun games, and live music. So come along and start your summer in style with beers and sunshine at one of Hong Kong’s most iconic venues.
Details of Hullett House Hand Crafted Beer Festival Opening Kick-Off Event
Date: 6 August 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Garden
Ticket Price: HK$250 (Online reservation: HK$200) Ticket includes entry and 16 tokens for gourmet and beer redemption at the event.
Online Ticket: www.ticketflap.com/HHbeergardenkickoff
- Freshly-brewed local craft beer by eight featured breweries
- Brewing demonstration experience
- Beer-inspired gourmet tour
- Live music performances
- American-style Cornhole Game
- Beer pong
- Giant Jenga
- Cooling, hand-crafted beer ice pops, tailor-made by Nice Pops
The Local Hand Crafted Beer Festival will officially run from 8 August to 2 October, with one local brewery being featured per week in The Garden Mariners’ Rest. In addition to beer, special beer-inspired gourmets will be served throughout the eight weeks, such as Cantonese Roasted Pork Belly,Deep-Fried Squid with Spicy Salt, Cajun Chicken Wings, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Pretzel with Mustard and Chinese Preserved Red Bean Sauce, Nürnberger Sausage with IPA Sauce, and more. Special weekly promotions, including Hoppy Hour, Beer Chicken Deal and Beer Quiz Night, will mean that guests can join in the fun all week long. Meanwhile, activities such as the “Meet the Brewer” evenings hope to indulge guests’ inner beer geek. When the weekend rolls around, the Beer Garden will play host to a Beer Picnic in which adults and children alike can enjoy the festivities. Parents can indulge in the local beer and specially made picnic food whilst watching their children play on the grass under a natural backdrop of green grass and blue skies. What a wonderful weekend plan!
*Weekly Featured Brewer Brands
|8 –14 August (Week 1)||Black Kite|
|15 – 21 August (Week 2)||Lion Rock|
|22 – 28 August (Week 3)||Mak’s|
|29 August – 4 September (Week 4)||City Brew|
|5 – 11 September (Week 5)||Kowloon Bay Brewery|
|12 – 18 September (Week 6)||Moonzen|
|19 – 25 September (Week 7)||Hong Kong Beer|
|26 September – 2 October (Week 8)||Young Master Ales|
For more details, please visit: http://www.hulletthouse.com/hullett-house-beer-garden. Please contact (852) 3988 0103 or email to email@example.com for reservations or enquiries.
About The Breweries:
Black Kite Brewery was founded by Hong Kong-born brothers David and Daniel Gallie in 2015, and is named after the familiar bird that is often seen soaring amongst Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. Using fresh ingredients from around the globe, the brewery produces a core range of classic styles, as well as periodic specials. The latest fermented taste is “OH, BACON ! RAUCHBIER-SMOKED ALE”, featuring intriguing smoky bacon flavours.
Lion Rock endeavours to encapsulate Hong Kong’s core value – strive for excellence – through its exceptionally fresh beer. The brand sets out to create a made-in-HK taste by Hong Kong people. Every signature beer of Lion Rock carries its own message; “Lion Rock Signature (Pale Ale)”, for example, evokes the passion of perseverance among Hong Kong people with its silky foam and refreshingly complex fruity tastes of citrus fruit, passionfruit, peach, gooseberries and resinous. “Oriental Pearl (Oatmeal Stout)” on the other hand is brewed for those who seek incredible depth and rich beer body; its smooth silkiness, lingering aftertaste, and emphasis on malty sweetness, are perfectly endorsed by its licorice, chocolate and coffee aromas.
Mak’s was founded by three dreamers, all intent on pursuing one goal: to revolutionise the local brewing industry. All grains are genuinely fresh; only the finest ingredients are used in the fermentation so that each sip is flawless. Previously created as a seasonal choice, “Yim Tin Beer” is now officially a full member of Mak’s Beer. Using top-grade dried longans, quality wolfberries and preserved fruits, this original pale ale delivers a complex and well-balanced taste with a very distinct character. Another seasonal limited signature, “Mint Pale Ale”, is based on malt beer; the brewer wisely infused dried mint leaves and wild winter honey into the mix, giving the beer a fresh and unusually sweet taste that is perfect for summer.
City Brew is dedicated to promoting Hong Kong, as is evidenced by the names of their highlighted selections of beer – “Tough Ladies IPA” and “Gentleman STOUT” – named after local slang used by Hong Kong youngsters. Brewed with orange peels, wild pepper and anise, Tough Ladies IPA’s intoxicating fruity, lychee-like aroma is followed by caramel malty sweets and zesty peppery spices, representing the feminine yet independent personality of Hong Kong ladies. Gentleman STOUT is fermented by red dates and longans, creating a fine balance of malty sweet and smoky flavours, illustrative of the Hong Kong gentlemen’s renowned fierce temper and paradoxically forgiving nature. Brewing workshops are also held by the brand, allowing beer lovers to discover the secrets behind their pints of stoutly goodness.
Kowloon Bay Brewery
Kowloon Bay Brewery is the brainchild of beer lover/brewer Mike Bardill and beer lover/business girl Ging Van. Mike and Ging met as colleagues years ago, and quickly formed a lasting friendship. After discovering a shared love for beer, they started visiting craft beer festivals around Asia. As they travelled to the different locations however, one thing kept popping up – the lack of good craft beers in Asia Pacific, prompting them to set up their very own beer business in Hong Kong. Kowloon Bay Brewery makes an exciting addition to the market with its five fresh and great tasting staple craft beers, in addition to seasonal flavours. One of Kowloon Bay Brewery’s most exciting ventures has been the invention of Asia’s first ever gluten-free beer, allowing the gift of ale to be shared to all, even those beer geeks with gluten allergies.
Moonzen Brewery was founded by husband-and-wife team Laszlo and Michele Raphael in early 2014. Inspired by stories of craft beer, Michele and Laszlo wanted to bring the best craft-brewed beers to Hong Kong. Their flagship product, “Thundergod Ale”, won the “Best Pale Ale” and “Best Hong Kong Produced Beer” in the Hong Kong International Beer Awards 2014. Blending fresh wheat with honey, caramel, chocolate and other ingredients, Moonzen’s ale easily impresses the beer lover by ensuring the very best flavourful and foamy enjoyment.
Hong Kong Beer
Hong Kong Beer started life as the South China Brewing Company, Asia’s first ever craft beer brewery when it was established in 1995. Fast-forward twenty years and a name change later, Devin Otto Kimble and Daniel Flores are the ale masters at large after taking over the company in 2003. Best known for producing first-class beer, flawlessly brewed with the best malt, hops and yeast, HKBC also excels with its unique production techniques. Using an award-winning, cutting edge German model, the process involves a “balloon” filler that eliminates the need for CO2 during bottling, reducing oxygen pick-up from packaging to just a few parts per billion. A far superior ale offering that ensures HKBC stays at the very top of Hong Kong’s beer game.
Young Master Ales
Young Master Ales is helmed by founder Rohit Dugar – winner of the Hong Kong Brew Competition; as such, it is no surprise that the brand enjoys high popularity amongst Hong Kong’s most renowned restaurants and five-star hotels, including Hullett House. Young Master Ale’s offering features a classic sour and salty goose brew, infused with the salted lime commonly found in local Cha Chaan Tengs. Sharp and tangy flavours, alongside foamy and refreshing textures, make this the perfect respite from the humid weather, pleasing beer connoisseurs and novices alike.