Please enjoy this preview of Episode 5 of Beer Stories - Alex & Mischa welcome Charles Guerrier of Brew Asia (formerly SEA Brew) to the studio to talk about the conference he created that unites brewers from across Asia for an annual conference, trade-show, and shenanigans! They also discuss how the industry has evolved in this part of the world, over the years and get into some funny stories that have come out of the shows, from Singapore to Saigon to Bangkok to Manilla. Charles also submits to The Hangover Check and opens up for Fact or Fiction. Cheers!
Welcome to another episode of Beer Stories. This is a podcast about beers. Our, producer is Niall Mackay of Seven Million Bikes podcast. Our theme music was composed and performed by Lewis Wright. My name is Misha Smith, my co-host, as always, alex Violet. How's it going, Alex?Alex:
Oh, it's going well.Mischa Smith:
and our guest today is the, founder, owner operator, ceo, mad genius behind BrewCharles Guerrier:
Asia. Probably stick with a founder. That's probably this. Okay. Easiest way to go. Yeah.Mischa Smith:
why you chose Saigon as the first time outside of Singapore to host the conference? Yeah.Charles Guerrier:
I mean, you, you guys, you're kind of the leading city. This is really the beating hearts of the craft industry in Southeast Asia. So, so we thought, Hey, we're better to go. I tried home brewing and I, my background is running bars and it's not, it's not brewing itself. And I've tried brewing twice, both with disastrous, disastrous consequences. but my last, my last attempt at at home brewing was I was brewing an ipa. and after three weeks, four weeks, I said, okay, it's time to taste it out. First time I brewed a beer for 40 years, here we go. Let's have a taste. And I cracked it open and I'd made this beautiful cider As we're working with the suppliers when they're running presentations at the show, we, we really work harder than say, look, don't just stand there and do a presentation. Pay the brewers the respect that they can work out what you do. Teach something, help them with a problem cuz that's what they're gonna remember.Mischa Smith:
our guest today is the, uh, founder, owner