Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett visit Hong Kong’s only microbrewery, Young Master Ales, on this week’s episode of Fuhmentaboudit! Learn how Rohit Dugar and Ulrich Altbauer met and decided to brew in the craft beer desert that is Hong Kong. Find out what barriers Young Master Ales had to overcome to find a space and open their brewery. Why does Young Master Ales focus on ales, and how do they source their ingredients? What beer helped Rohit win Hong Kong homebrew competitions? Find out how different types of bars and customers are reacting to Young Master Ales’ beers! Learn how classism influences drinking culture in Hong Kong. This program has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures.
“Rents are high in Hong Kong, but beyond that, it was difficult to find a site that was suitable. It becomes sort of a jigsaw puzzle… there are so many variables. Many landlords would just say, ‘No,’ but because they don’t understand what a microbrewery even is.” [7:50]
— Rohit Dugar on Fuhmentaboudit!