Are you going to Taipei and you like craft beer? You are in luck!
The vibrant capital of Taiwan is one of these Asian cities with many small breweries trying to discover, show and prove people that beer is much more than industrial lagers. Craft beer is here!
We lived the whole boom of craft beer in South Korea. We lived many years in Seoul and saw the first craft breweries boosting and becoming a common option for drinkers escaping the green bottled soju. In the last 3 years we saw a bunch of new breweries gathered at festivals and teaming up with the trendy eateries to offer the best combination and seek recognition among the millions of Koreans who crave good beer, or at least, new beers.
On our world trip, we include beer on our checklist. We make sure we try some local beers and see how the local culture and the local products influence the flavors of beers.
We had tried some craft beers in Hong Kong, Japan, and of course, South Korea. So, we were very excited to try some of the craft beers made in the exciting and modern country of Taiwan.
In Taipei, in the Zhongzheng District there is a bustling area surrounding Ximen MRT Station. In involves many franchise restaurants, coffeshops, street vendors, bars, nightclubs, street perforfmers... Those who have been to Hongdae in Seoul or Harajuku/Shibuya in Tokyo will know what we mean.