What you need to know
Catch the wave of Taiwanese craft beer.
All photos are courtesy of Good Eye Taipei.
For an authentic taste of Taiwan, Taiwanese craft beer is a must-have. The majority of Taiwan's famous breweries are located close to Taipei, providing easy access to freshly brewed craft beers for locals.
“Good Eye Taipei,” a new bilingual Taipei city guide, recommends North Taiwan Beer's Lychee beer and Le Ble d'Or's classic honey beer — which was awarded first place in the World Beer Cup. Of the younger local brands, Head Brewers, is famous for infusing craft beer with Taiwanese tea. Their Guyu tea ale is brewed with Longjing Oolong, and Liqiu is brewed with Oriental Beauty tea. Alchemist is another beer brand famous for using local ingredients.
Way Home Beer House
No. 10, Lane 155, Section 3, Bade Rd, Taipei City.
"A beer house that feels like home - if only you had six hundred types of beer at home!"
Alphadog Craft Beer
No. 270, Yanji St, Taipei City.
"With 200 plus selection, Alphadog is the craft beer endeavor of an engineer turned brewer."
No. 10, Lane 4, Yongkang St, Taipei City.
"It serves 16 different types of craft beer on tap. Make sure to try their signature stout beer — Professor X."
No. 14, Alley 5, Lane 107, Section 1, Fuxing S Road, Taipei City.
"A beer bar that serves a selection of 20 domestic and foreign beers. It also hosts exhibitions and events."
No. 145, Yanshou St, Taipei City.
"The place serves cooled lu wei snacks with Taiwanese craft beer."
No. 72-1, Xining S Rd, Taipei City.
"An easy going owner and his handmade tricycle - serving two types of tap beer."
“Good Eye Taipei” can be purchased at all major bookstores in Taiwan. Check out TNL’s interview with the author here.
Editor: Olivia Yang