10 Hong Kong Breweries at
Rotten Head Craft Beer & Music Festival
This is the first time Hong Kong has had a music festival celebrating only local producers. We've hand-picked 10 of Hong Kong's best craft beer breweries for you to enjoy, some of them international award winners.
Hong Kong is brimming with clever and exciting artisans and we can't wait for you to try their products.
Click their logos to visit their websites and follow them on Facebook to get involved in their creative journeys.
Black Kite Brewery
Black Kite Brewery was founded by Hong Kong-born brothers David and Daniel Gallie, and 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 Brew Common
In Hong Kong's evolving craft beer landscape, 4 beer lovers from different backgrounds met in the Beer Judge Certification Program. There is only 1 thing in common - the passion for craft beer. The love of craft beer brought friendship among them and the community. They discovered that all beer geeks, indeed, have a lot in COMMON. The 4 beer lovers decided to build a brewery to pay tribute to this special community. And there goes the name - The Brew Commons
Together, we brew for the common good.
Heroes Beer Co.
hEROES Beer Co is a local craft beer brewery founded in 2017. Within a year, we have already won numerous medals in some of the most prestigious international competitions, and started exporting to Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore.
hEROES' slogan "Unleash the Hero Within" conveys our belief that everyone has the potential for greatness and heroism, when the time comes. Therefore, hEROES starts each beer's creation process by conducting an in-depth interview with a beer lover to learn his/her background, values, passions, and so on. All these dimensions of the person eventually become the inspirations of the beer's recipe, design, and hero story.
Each beer in the hEROES line up represents a hidden character from real life. They may come in all shapes and sizes, but through hEROES, we "unleash the hero within" to create the most unique and inspiring beers, and share with the beer community.
Hong Kong Whistle
We are a boutique brewery founded in 2016. We focus on the production of affordable, yet luxurious beer. Our beer has a fascinating connection with the contemporary culture and collective memory of Hong Kong.
Besides our delicious beer, we also provide hop hounds with a shot at experiencing the brewing process.
Gweilo was founded by husband and wife Ian and Emily and their friend Joseph, who each shared a simple dream: to create fun, fresh, natural, unpasteurised beers for the people of Hong Kong and Asia to enjoy.
They originally started contract brewing the flagship craft beers Pale Ale, IPA and Wit beers in 2015, then in March 2018, their own flagship brewery was opened, which is a state of the art facility with a 3500L 4-Vessel brew deck, 115000L cellar, centrifuge, rotary canning and bottling lines and a lab.
Moonzen is a family-run brewery born from our love for authentic beers and ignited by the rich tapestry of Chinese culture. Using only the best ingredients, every Moonzen beer has a story, connecting our drinkers to our brewing journey.
100% Authentic & Natural
All Moonzen beers are unpasteurised and unfiltered. Its superior quality is manifested in its enchanting aroma, fine bubbles, and satisfying flavour.
First brewed in a small village in San Tin, Yuen Long, Shaolin started making its own craft beer. Inspired by Chinese martial art, Shaolin develops its own “Tao” of beer. Insisted using only premium ingredients, it creates an extra hoppy and extra thick style, that we believe is full of “Chi”. Low level drinkers be aware. You may get possessed by Shaolin beer. May the “Chi” be with you.
Tai Wai Beer
This is where our story begins: Tai Wai – it is not only a place full of our brewer’s childhood memories in HK, but also a local phrase that embodies the meaning of TOGETHERNESS and SHARING among friends.
We are the 1st HK local brewery using Western tea leaves to infuse beer with a series of tea-flavoured beer in Asia with the vision is to brew beer that even non-beer drinker will come to appreciate the art. A series of tea-Infused beer will definitely leave you wanting more. Named as No.1 to No.5, not only indicating the flavor from the lightest Chamomile Pilsner to strongest Rooibos Tea Porter, but also easy to be remembered on your favourite one.
They have come a long way from home brewing in Luke's living room, but throughout their ethos has remained the same: working with other independent, like-minded quality breweries in Asia to push the local scene forward, to develop, innovate, craft and create. They want to make a craft beer community, to fight against the encroachment of corporate beer on craft by showing what real craft is.
Their flagship craft beers are Lamma Island IPA, Hong Kong Bastard Imperial IPA, Quit Your Job! Saison and Machine Men Pale ale.
Young Master Brewery
Young Master Brewery opened its doors in December 2013 and kick-started the craft-brewing movement in Hong Kong. Right from inception, their mission has been to make truly distinctive beers with world-class quality standards with no pandering to lowest common denominator flavor profiles.
They are Hong Kong’s largest, highest rated, and most awarded craft brewery producing a wide range of exciting craft beers. Their beer list has always featured both classic styles like a well-balanced pale ale, avant-garde beers like a foeder aged mixed culture forest berry sour ale, ones that draw inspiration from flavors of Hong Kong, like a tart and saline Cha Chaan Teng Gose brewed with local salted lime and others that are especially designed for the seasons. They make a core range of beers all year round and a constantly changing set of limited release beers. They also frequently collaborate with like-minded institutions and our peers both in Hong Kong and globally to develop one-off or long-term beer projects.
The Rotten Head Alternative Drink Bar
Although we adore craft beer and we love all the brilliant producers, we appreciate people have different tastes, so we've made an alternative drink bar, with all the usual drinks you love, including a delicious Prosecco, and of course lots of soft drinks for you non-drinkers and underage monkey heads.