Hong Kong hosted the fifth annual Beertopia this year, and a record number of people turned up for the craft beer festival. This year 14,000 people attended the two-day event, and 125 different breweries from around the world took part as well.
The festival was first started in 2012 by a man named Jonathan So, who decided it was time for Hong Kong to take part in the trend. Almost half of the breweries that take place in the event are based in the Asia-Pacific area. This year Hong Kong Bastard was awarded “Best IPA.”
In addition to lots of beer, the festival also features live bands, DJ’s, themed areas, and food from 20 different restaurants.
The festival began with several hundred attendees and has grown immensely in the past few years. The location has continued to change as the interest in the event has expanded as well, and it remains the largest beer festival in the country.