Would you jump for joy if you had more choices
of craft beer to try than this selection?
And how do you feel about beers that have up to 13% alcohol?! :O
A couple of months ago when I walked into Mack Brewery's Ølhallen brewpub in Tromso, Norway, a part of me thought I had died and gone to heaven because I had never been in a pub with 56 beers on tap before. In Hong Kong, the Roundhouse Taproom looks to have the most beers on tap, at just 25. But while just a few years ago, I'd have said that Hong Kong wasn't a place for fans of craft beer (or microbrews), the existence of the likes of Beertopia have changed my mind.
So imagine the disappointment I felt when I learnt that this year's edition of the mega craft beer fest would not take place in March (as was the case last year). Instead, I'd have to wait a few more months to take part in this event since Beertopia 2015 was rescheduled this year to October -- and the venue moved from the West Kowloon Cultural District across Victoria Harbour over to the Central Harbourfront.
Still, now that August is almost over, October doesn't feel so very far away -- this not least since the dates for this year's Beertopia have now been fixed and announced, and "early bird" tickets for the events have gone on sale. (Oh, and there's also the small matter of the more than 550 beers that will be available to taste having been announced, including Norway's Nøgne Ø!)
For the record: I've already got myself a ticket for the second day of Beertopia -- with the plan being that I'll go during the day, in the hope that the atmosphere will be "chill" and the crowd not on the thick side then. In other words: I'm hoping for a repeat of the very enjoyable Beertopia experience I had last year. And if any of this blog's readers are also hoping and planning for the same, do please let me know -- and maybe we could actually meet up and go taste some beers together there! :b