So, I started a new website: homebrewshanghai.com. Modeled after Rob Titley’s Homebrew Korea, I plan to create the same sort of community that helped me out during the trial-and-error periods of my own homebrewing in Korea. So far the site is just a splash page and a message, but it’s something nonetheless.
Shanghai’s –and to a larger sense, China too— is almost non-existent. Korea’s homebrew scene practically looks like Portland, Oregon in comparison to China’s. It’s a difficult task to get supplies and equipment, but I felt that if some sort of online community existed, it might be easier to plant the proper seeds for a homebrewing scene in the city.
The site isn’t just for homebrewers, though. It’s also a place for beer lovers to talk about their favorite hideaway and find a one-of-a-kind beer hiding somewhere around the city.
John is a Technical Project Manager at WP Engine. Before working at WP Engine, John lived and worked in South Korea and China for the better part of four years. His life as an amateur Chinese web censorship wonk, traveler, map nerd, and beer geek can all be found on this site.