Craft Beer in Busan: Galmegi Brewing Co.

If you are a fan of craft beer and hanging out at the beach, then allow me to introduce you to your new favorite spot! Galmegi Brewing is a restaurant and bar specializing in locally made, South Korean craft brews.

What is Galmegi Brewing?

Galmegi Brewing has five locations within the Busan metropolitan area. Each of their locations has become quite the local hangout among Busan natives.

They sell a wide range of craft beers from France, Belgium, the UK, and America. However, their real specialty is their own Galmegi branded craft beers. Sold on tap, their original craft beers add unique Korean twists to the brews you already love. It is a tap house unlike any other. Undoubtedly, it is worth a visit if you find yourself in Busan.

The Craft Beer

They have flavors to match any tastebuds. However, if you don’t know anything about craft beers I suggest you start with their classic Busan Lager. It has a light flavor that is ideal for first-timers.

Their best seller is the Galmegi IPA. This beer is bitter with a slightly fruity aftertaste. However, if you are more into dark beer, don’t miss a chance to try Night Meeting. It has a chocolate flavor that perfectly compliments the deep flavor of the beer itself.

But, like me, if you are not much of a beer fan because of its bitter taste. I have the perfect suggestion for fruity flavor lovers. You should give Hae a shot!! It is sweet and refreshing. I really fell head over heels for this one. It was my first time trying craft beer and I loved it!

Plus, don’t forget to check their seasonal beers. If you like them, enjoy them as much as possible while you can because you don’t know if they are ever coming back.  Many of the seasonal flavors they offer are based on food trends, seasons, and Korean traditional flavors. If you like a little spice in your life you can return once in a while for flavor adventures.

What about the food?

Their food is also really good. However, there are no good options for vegans or anyone following restrictive diets.

Some highlights from Galmegi Brewing’s menu include french fries with truffle oil and buffalo wings (YES! A place where you can get buffalo wings!!), shrimp chips, fish and chips, and salad. Yummmmmm

Craving some pizza to go with your beer? Don’t worry about it! They also have a pizza menu. Thin crust with big edges – it’s really tasty and perfect for a day at the beach.

Important note: the menu may change according to the branch and season.

You can either dine in or choose take-out and have a picnic at the beach. The best part? They have different locations in Busan, check out the one you like best!

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