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The Craft Beer scene is probably one of the “biggest ” and best leaked travel secrets about Vietnam to hit the tourist map. It is unmistakably an industry that is being fast tracked as we head out of Covid.
It is a “scene”. It's a taste sensation. It's a "thing" you have to try. As you will find out in today’s episode, it’s a product produced from passion, skill and local flavours, which means it also has a story. You don’t have to strictly be a beer drinker to join in the fun. But you do have to come to Vietnam to experience it.
Today I have the distinct advantage of sharing with you a Brewers story. Please allow me to introduce Gary Bett, as the Founder and Head Brewer of the ‘Five Elements Brewing Company’, which is a small independent brewery in Da Nang. Gary has been in the brewing industry for over 40 years, and worked in the UK, Australia, Fiji, China, India, and Vietnam.
After finding himself responsible for Foster’s breweries in Asia, India, China and Vietnam – he always loved coming to Vietnam, which is where he eventually decided to set up business after leaving Foster’s. Vietnam is a great beer market. One fact you might find interesting to note ,and we talk about it in the show, is that 95% of all alcohol consumed in Vietnam, is beer.
We discuss some of the nuances of this fascinating industry and the brewing process such as :
- 6.31 – What makes a craft beer
- 7.42 – Local influences
- 9.04 – Batches and Brews
- 12.12 – The alcohol content
- 13.13 – Where to go to try
- 16.07 - What do Vietnamese think of craft beer?
- 19.43 – Raw materials and the spice mix
- 25.25 – Your invitation to the BREWHAHA Tap rooms in Danang
Craft beers and tastings are not just for your hearty beer drinkers. The most fun comes from trying, testing, guessing, trying …and doing it all over again. Having a laugh with friends and meeting new people. You get the drift!
Will you have a great fun experience?…. Definitely!
Brewhaha - NHA TRANG Map
BrewHaHa Quang Ngai Map
Brewhaha - Danang Map
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