Galmegi Brewing Co.


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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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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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Head Brewer awarded Cicerone Certification

Here at Galmegi Brewing Co, we are proud to announce that we are using the Cicerone certification program for keeping up our standards in beer knowledge and serving. We now have 6 Certified Beer Servers on staff and our intrepid leader Stephane has achieved the Certified Cicerone status! For more info visit and we hope we can help spread these standards here in Korea. Cheers!

갈매기브루잉에서는 좋은 맥주를 만드는 동시에 항상 최적의 상태로 맥주를 서빙하기 위해 Cicerone certification program에 참여하고, 인증을 받고 있습니다. 저희의 캡틴 Stephane은 3단계의 레벨 중 레벨2인 Certified Cicerone을(아시아 지역에 몇명만이 보유) , 6명의 스탭이 레벨1 Certified Beer Server를 인증 받았습니다. 앞으로도 최고의 맥주를 최고의 상태로 제공할 수 있도록 노력하겠습니다. Cicerone에 대한 자세한 정보는 Cicerone.org에서 확인하실 수 있습니다. 감사합니다.