Galmegi Brewing Co.

Author: Ryan Blocker

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Galmegi Brewing on The Session brewing podcast

For you uber beergeeks out there, you may know The Session podcast produced by The Brewing Network out of Northern California just recently featured our head brewer Stephane Turcotte on their weekly Podcast. The Session’s purpose is to entertain while bring in interviews with professional brewers, talks about the craft beer industry, homebrewing, and other such beer related topics. If you want to check it out pop on over to The Session’s page on the Brewing Network for links to your preferred podcast provider or just follow these links.

The Session: Galmegi Brewing Company
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WanderLuxe names Galmegi Brewing one of the best in Asia

Lifestyle magazine WanderLuxe has just written an article titled, “GUY’S GUIDE: THE BEST CRAFT BEER IN ASIA” in which Galmegi Brewing Co. was named one of the best! We are obviously thrilled with this honor and it’s especially exciting to see our name shared on a list with some other Asian breweries that we admire. Here is an excerpt from their article:

Three locations, six tap year-rounders, a rotating roster of seasonals (hello ‘I’m Pine IPA’ with pine and juniper) and brew collaborations with the likes of The Booth, Four Sesasons Craft Brew Pub, and the Magpie Brewing Co., these Busan boys have been busy. They’ve also recently launched some pretty handsome refillable growlers, which we hope, is a step in the right direction for other Asian breweries to offer these environmental convenient beer takeaways that has already swept American craft-brew bars. And Seoul, you havn’t been left out – you can find all the Galmegi beers at Neighborhood in Sinchon.

Thank you again WanderLuxe for your review!

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Slate Magazine: Suds Korea

Recently, Slate magazine published an article about the craft beer scene and industry in South Korea. For the article our head brewer and the man responsible for navigating this boat called Galmegi Brewing Co., Stephane Turcotte, was interviewed along with other heavy weights in the Korean craft beer scene. If you’re interested in Galmegi Brewing or the Korean craft beer scene, click the link to the article below to read the article.

Suds Korea

Here are a few quick excerpts from the article:

A quick introduction as to how Galmegi started (and a nice compliment for us and our brewing brothers and sisters over at The Hand & Malt Brewing Co.)

In 2011, Turcotte, who is always in complete beer-nerd mode, formed a home brewing collective in Korea, getting other home brewers to pool their money together to purchase quality equipment. Before the law passed, when Galmegi had first opened as a brew pub, Turcotte had an arrangement with Ka-Brew (now known as Kapa Brewery), one of the other breweries today that was and still is a major contract brewer for many of the craft beer pubs. Turcotte sold and relabeled Ka-Brew’s beer as Galmegi beer in order to create brand awareness. But when Turcotte wanted to use Ka-Brew’s facilities to start brewing his own recipes, he was told he would have to wait in line. There were too many brewers and so few fermentation tanks.

Today, Galmegi, which has its brewery in Busan, and the Hand and Malt are producing some of the best beers in this nascent craft beer nation. Both breweries make an IPA that could confidently sit on shelves beside most of the celebrated American-made varieties.

Stephane about selling big, aggressive North American styles to South Koreans:

“People always said to me, ‘Man, you’re crazy. You’re trying to sell IPAs to Koreans. They drink shitty lagers.’ But we noticed right away all the Koreans are drinking [craft beer], especially the women.” (The distinction that women were leading the craft beer movement in Korea was reiterated by Do and the owner of Reilly’s Brew Pub in Seoul, too.) Meanwhile, Galmegi’s IPA (not counting their double and rye IPAs) outsells their hoppy pale ale two to one. “Look at Korean food,” Turcotte notes. “They have huge garlicky and spicy flavors.” In other words, they are ready for beer with taste.

Stephane about the needs of a brewers guild to represent craft beer interests in South Korea:

Turcotte adds, “What we’re missing is a brewers’ guild to help make sense of the laws,” pointing to the San Diego guild that banded together to educate customers and work with local legislators, leading to the creation of one of the best craft beer locales.


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Growlers! Now Available at Galmegi Brewery

They’re here! Available beginning tomorrow at the brewery: Galmegi Growlers. These bad boys are 2-liter, brown-glass, heaven vessels with swing-tops to keep the beer fresh. The growlers are 45,000 won (including first fill) and then 16,000 won to refill with the beer style of your choice. SO EXCITE!!! OMG!!! cheers

드디어 내일부터 갈매기브루잉의 테이크 아웃 서비스, 갈매기 그라울러가 시작됩니다. 이 ‘그라울러’는 2리터 갈색 유리병이며 스윙탑 뚜껑을 가지고 있어 갈매기의 맥주들을 신선하게, 안전하게 보관할 수 있습니다. 처음 구매시에는 병안의 맥주를 포함하여 병까지 45,000원에 제공해드리고, 그 이후부터는 그라울러를 가지고 오시면 16,000원에 리필하여 드립니다!!
생각보다 수량이 많지 않습니다. 오직 80병! 망설이지 마시고, 내일 갈매기 브루어리로 오세요!

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls

New food! Deep fried mac and cheese balls. Ham, jalapeño and cheddar cheese, panko’d and fried. Come by and have a taste!
새로운 스페셜 메뉴!
햄, 할라피뇨가 들어간 맥&치즈 볼!! 와서 맛보세요! 끝내죠요

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I’m Pine IPA

Galmegi Brewing’s latest seasonal is now on tap. This one doesn’t need naming, as we’ve already done it: “I’m Pine IPA”. It’s a bold and bitter IPA with additions of juniper berries and Korean pine needle tea to play up the evergreen aromas and flavours. It’s 6.5% ABV and 70 IBU. Just ask your server, “How are you today?”

갈매기의 새 시즈널 맥주가 출시되었습니다!

‘I’m Pine IPA’
6.5% ABV / 70 IBU

이 IPA는 마치 소나무 숲에서 느껴질 법한, 주니퍼베리와 솔잎차의 캐릭터를 가지고 있는 깔끔한 맥주입니다. 기존의 갈매기 IPA와 비교하시면서 마시면 더욱 즐기실 수 있습니다.
지금 브루어리에서 판매되고 있으니 드시러 오세요!

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Hopping Sheep Double IPA

We are excited to announce our newest collaboration with The Booth:
Hopping Sheep Double IPA
9.0% ABV, 120 IBU!!!
6,000 won
Welcome to the year of the Sheep! Galmegi Brewing and The Booth collaborated to bring you the first IIPA in Korea. Hoppin mad? You bet. Generously hopped with Simcoe and Citra then double dry hopped with Galaxy – this thing ain’t sheepish. Big tastes of resin, bubble gum, and peach await with huge bitterness and a slight maltiness that is sure to please. So hop on over and enjoy. Tastes like this only come once a year! On tap starting Thursday @ Galmegi Brewing. Cheers!

2015년 양의 해를 맞이하여 부산 갈매기 브루잉 – Galmegi Brewing과 The Booth 더부쓰가 한국에서는 처음으로 만든 더블IPA를 선보입니다! 심코와 시트라 홉으로 양조, 갤럭시 홉으로 신나게 드라이 호핑했습니다. 풍선껌, 시트러스 그리고 복숭아 향이 씁쓸하고 몰티한 맛을 예고해줍니다. 포스터의 양처럼 뛰어오세요, 다시는 못마실수도 있습니다. 목요일부터 부산 갈매기 2호점에서 판매 됩니다.

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Get Jackhammered

On tap at the Brewery! Jack Hammer IPA! This beer smells so good, if it were perfume, I’d wear it and nothing else everyday. A clean and vibrant bitterness balanced by malty notes and fruity hops.

브루어리에 Jack Hammer IPA가 들어왔습니다! 맥아와 과일향의 홉으로 발란스가 맞춰진 깔끔하면서도 강렬한 쓴맛을 느끼실 수 있습니다^^ 향을 맡아 보시면 너무 좋아 깜짝 쓰러지실 지도 모릅니다~! >,< 브루어리로 오셔서 맛좋고, 향좋은 맥주 한잔 하시는건 어떨까요?

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Espresso Vanilla Stout

Tonight we are proud to introduce our new winter seasonal: Espresso Vanilla Stout. It’s comes in at 5.5% ABV and is aged with Dutch coffee and vanilla beans. 6,000 won but on sale for 5,000 won during Dark Waves! Cheers.

갈매기의 새로운 겨울 한정판! 에스프레소 바닐라 스타우트를 소개합니다!
커피와 바닐라를 입 안 가득 느낄 수 있는 이 맥주가 이번 주말 다크웨이브 비어페스티벌 동안에 5천원에 판매됩니다. 놓치지 마세요~!