Young Master Ales Brewery opened its doors in December 2013 and has since established itself as a leader in the Asian craft beer scene. Right from inception, we have endeavoured to create a world-class, yet locally rooted craft beer culture in Asia. We do this by injecting original thinking, bold flavours and disciplined brewing techniques into our beers.
We operate in the south-side of HK Island. Our first brewery was commissioned in November 2013, in the Ap Lei Chau neighborhood and we soon outgrew it. Our second brewery came online in August 2016 in Wong Chuk Hang. Our production capacity grew ten-fold making it among one of the largest craft brewing operations in Asia.
We also added a bottling line and a canning line, an expanded barrel ageing program and a foeder, the first of its kind for a brewery in Asia. After the commissioning of our new brewery, we turned our original brewery into an experimental facility to brew our small-batch limited release beers, which has now been decommissioned after a decade of production.
Wong Chuk Hang
Commissioned in August, 2016.
We built a state-of-the-art 40HL brewery in 2016 featuring a fully-automated CraftStar Brewhouse from GEA in Germany. The new brewery also features an expanded barrel-ageing area, a sour beer / mixed-fermentation program complete with a foeder which is the first of its kind for a brewery in Asia, a bottling and canning line.
Ap Lei Chau
Commissioned in November, 2013.
Decommisioned in December, 2023.
It all began in Ap Lei Chau with a straight-forward 10HL brew-length setup where we made all our beers until mid-2016. The brewery remained in operation until the end of 2023 where we made our limited, smaller batch releases there.