Summer is here, blasting us with it’s humidity, heat and soon Korean rain season – “Jangmal.” But not all things are torturous and uncomfortable when it comes to Korean summers, one of them being the arrival of June and in turn – Junetoberfest. Junetoberfest is what Daejeon Brewers Guild has decided to call its summer home-brew get-togethers, resembling (ever so slightly) ‘Octoberfest’ – courtesy of our German beer-drinking counterparts.
This year marks Junetoberfest’s 7th showcase of home brewed beers and usually gathers brewers from all over the peninsula. Considering the size of this place, an afternoon event is perfect to get your drink on, socialize and still have plenty of time to stumble on home. Korea, we love ya, but the lack of decent beers in yesteryears is what drove/drives many of the brewers to obtain equipment and start concocting beers in the comfort of their own villas/officetels/apartments/juteks.
And if beer is not your poison of choice, some brewers occasionally showcase other potent beverages of their own creations, such as mead, makkoli (Korean rice wine) and other less known drinks.
In the past, Junetoberfest events always called a certain bridge home, this year, the newly built Daejeon-based craft brewery – The Ranch Brewing Company – was kind enough to be the host for ‘Junetoberfest VII’ antics.
Let’s take a look…
As for the beers themselves, there were the likes of Golden Ale, IPA, Gose, Porter, Scottish Ale, Sour Solera and more! Of course some commercial beers were also available, with the agreement that they must not be utter “shit,” Hite, Cass, OB – you know where you stand with the home brewers!
Oh did I forget to mention, that originally the idea of Junetoberfest and each event’s organization is done by my favorite brewer on the peninsula – Garrett Hohn – my hubby-extraordinaire 😛
There were also plenty of yummy food options, courtesy of the generous attendants of this merry event.
These entertaining events always last till the sun down and we were thankful to have such a lovely back drop.
Thank you to all who came out to Junetoberfest VII and to those who have been our royal attendees throughout the years – YOU ROCK!!!
If you’re interested in brewing, contact Daejeon Brewers Guild for more information.
If you’re interested in learning about beer brewing, check out Garrett Hohn’s I Brew – U Brew Beer.
If you’re curious about trying some locally made craft beer in Daejeon, visit The Ranch Brewing Company!