« on: February 05, 2012, 10:03:23 PM »
I wonder how many experienced assistant brewers in the American Craft Beer world would be interested in taking a job in South Korea? I am only trying to gauge what kind of interest is out there. I know a brewpub locally that is trying to make real American Craft Beer styles here in South Korea, but I don't think the knowledge base here is adequate. The Korean brewers here are afraid of hops and creative, innovative ways of making beer. There are no American brewers here that I know of... and if there were, they'd most likely be coerced into making the same three Euro styles - pilsner, weizen, dunkel. The brewpub here wants to break the mold and introduce this place to real beer... hopped-IPA's, big stouts, red ales, etc.
People I know out here don't think a good assistant brewer would dare come. I think someone would be interested in helping develop a new beer culture in a foreign country. Either way, I speak in no formal way for the brewpub. I'm just trying to figure out if there's any interest. If so, I can at least pass the info along to the guys at the brewpub to see if they might have some capital to fund such an endeavor.