#22 Sandra Kwok (President of Craft Beer)

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Hello to those interested in Hong Kong. I recently put out a message on reddit asking if anybody wanted to collaborate with me on the podcast.

One of the comments on reddit introduced themselves as the president of the craft beer assiociation here in Hong Kong. So I sat down with Sandra and talked about all things beer. 

For those that don’t know, I don’t drink beer. I found making this episode a treat, it has much to do with Sandra’s outward personality and engagement with the topic, this enthusiam is really something to share and I’m really happy she reached out and wanted to be on the show. I hope you like this one as well, I did. Together we talk of course about beer, mainly craft beer and home brewing scene in Hong Kong and the Asia region.

We touch on the perceptions of being a woman in the beer industry, name drop coaster magazine a few times, the perception of craft beer in HK, and we also touch on the best way to drink and bottle a beer. Again I don’t drink and I found this episode highly informative. Of course you probably do drink, so I hope you enjoy this episode.

This episode comes with a free drinking game. Drink every time I make a bad joke, have fun!

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#21 Jill and John (Horticulturalist)

Welcome to episode 22 of Hello from Hong Kong, I want to preface this episode by saying it’s an older discussion I’ve had sitting on the Periscope archive for over a year now. I’ve just uploaded the video version to YouTube and this month’s episode is with Jill and John from Clyde, New Zealand. Jill by the way is a Horticultural Scientist. You can find her on Twitter @apricotqueen

The episode that should have come out has some technical quirks I’m trying to resolve and if they are, it’ll be released for July, stay tuned for that one as it’s about craft beer pertaining to the Hong Kong region.

I met Jill and John while making a live-stream in a high end supermarket and the three of us weren’t really shopping as our primary purpose for visiting. I took advantage of the situation and invited them to the show, they accepted and we sat down for nearly an hour talking about the quality and selection of international food in Hong Kong compared to other parts of the world, especially with New Zealand. We talked about Japanese food, the frustration of exporting produce to China, clearing up some of the misconceptions from China, tourism in New Zealand and what’s the deal with Manuka honey?

As we converse, we also take questions from the live audience on Periscope so be aware of that.

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