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.