Exploring Tijuana's growing Craft Beer (Cerveza Artesnal) scene

So, I’ve been living in the United States for the last 3 or so years, basing myself in San Diego while my wife studies at UCSD. During this time I’ve got to appreciate how great the craft beer scene is in San Diego, one of the best with more independent microbreweries than anywhere else, most…

Thailand's underground home brew & microbrew craft beer scene

Coconuts Bangkok just published this excellent video on the underground and illegal craft beer home brewing scene in Thailand. This is something that I investigated, but never got into due to the dubious legal situation with brewing beer yourself (Especially as a foreigner) and importing hops from overseas. The team at Coconuts Bangkok did a…

House of Beers – Loads of Choice For Sukhumvit Beer Lovers

We ended up at House of Beers quite by accident.  Sarah had wanted to check out Wine Connection’s free flow Wednesday, and had just picked up her Burmese Visa so was in the area. We’d come in via the BTS, had purchased our ticket (Wine Connection is limited to 250 people) early and had an…

Mikkeller Bangkok, Gypsy Brewbar in Ekamai

About Mikkeller Bangkok Mikkeller is famous for its gypsy brewing practices, that is, making one off, niche craft beers in other peoples breweries… and they are bloody good at it! It turns out that the guys from Mikkeller have a bit of a think for Bangkok, and after a few years of supplying their beer…

Steve Cafe and Cuisine – Hidden Gem in Rama 8

Sarah and I were planning to go out for dinner last night at The Wine Connection, but ended up deciding against it due to the protest locations, and her class timetable. We decided instead to give Steve Cafe and Cuisine a try, a restaurant that we’d often spotted from the Thewes pier when vegetable shopping…

The Expats Guide to Beer in Thailand

I’ve been living in Thailand for over a year and enjoy the odd beer, and by odd I mean the odder the better. Most tourists and expats only encounter the more well known brews in Thailand, and blog posts on Thai beer tend to ignore many of the interesting beers available in Thailand if you…

Bangkok: Attempting to live like a local (well, sort of)

Accommodation: Day one was at a hostel in Khoa San Road.  Cost was 300 Baht for a tiny fan room, that was sweltering hot, with a dodgy lock on the door, and paper thin walls where you could hear drunk english tourists chatting up lady boys all night.  Lets just say I wanted to be…

Munich, Germany – Oktoberfest

Finished up the final day in Zagreb and jumped on the train to Munich, Germany.  550KM and an overnight train via Slovenia and Austria, joined in a sleeper cabin with a bunch of Aussie girls about the start their buasbout tour.  Apparently they were staying in a massive tent city, something that I could imagine…