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The Ranch Brewing Company Opening Weekend

Alla0909 2017.09.07 15:02

When I moved to Daejeon back in January of 2010 with my husband, the beer scene was bleak. The offers of Hite, Cass and OB were everywhere, but nobody drank the good stuff. So naturally, my hubby brought his American hobby to Korea and started brewing home made beer right in our apartment. The smell was strong, it was humid, supplies were rampant in every single room of our apartment, but we were happy to spread the word and eventually most of our beer-drinking buddies were brewing their own Mek-joo too.


I'm not even going to mention that getting the supplies (let alone ingredients) was easier said than done, but it just had to be done back in those times.


Fast forward to 2017


These days newbies entering Korea can now even purchase craft beers from Convenience Stores like By The Way and 7 Eleven. Larger grocery stores, such as Home Plus, Emart and Lotte Mart have an even larger collection of International Beer Varieties, including the likes of 'Ballast Point,' 'Duchesse De Bourgogne' and even my home state favorite - 'Dogfish Head.' Crazy, I know!


Last weekend was very special to my hubby and I, because as co investors we proudly enjoyed the Grand Opening of Daejeon's own Craft Beer Brewery - the only of its kind in Daejeon! (In case it's not clear to some, Weizen House brews its beer outside of Daejeon). 


The Ranch Brewing Company is headed by Frederic Huyssen, who is a French national and has spent a significant amount of time in Daejeon. Having graduated with two Masters Degrees from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Frederic has been married and running The Ranch Pub (originally The Shisha House) for the past 10 years. Their Pub was one of the first to serve craft beers in Korea and continues to serve the public in Gungdong neighborhood, near KAIST. 


The process started in October of 2016, when an old Food Company building had to be completely revamped to welcome the giant stainless steel vessels for beer making.



The Ranch Brewing Company started brewing its first batches of beer around May in time to represent Daejeon at their Annual Beer and Music Festival. The brewery served two delicious beers - Dye Job Blonde Ale and Sandle Castle Golden Ale and were a hit among the visitors of the festival.



Finally, on September 2, 2017 from 4-10 pm The Ranch Brewing Company opened its doors for the Grand Opening Party. This time they served 6 beers from their line up as well as a new edition - JeongRim Rye Pale Ale. It was brewed specifically for the opening party and the surprised patrons even got to try it free of charge from 4-5:30 pm.



The other beers included: 

  • Sean's Dry Irish Stout

  • Saison De Seigle

  • Lonely Piper Scottish Ale

  • Big Field IPA

  • Dye Job Golden Ale

  • Sandle Castle Blonde Ale


The hungry crowds were also happy to see Daejeon's favorite Steak Truck - Nomnom, which turned into a disco ball of food serving at night.


And the sunsets never disappoint at the Ranch Brewing Company.






Search and even my hometown favorite - Dog Fish Head. Crazy, I know!

What was my favorite beer, you ask, I'd have to go with the brand new JeongRim Rye Pale Ale and the Saison. Of course, I'm a huge fan of others as well - Golden Ale and Blonde Ales are so easy to drink and are perfect summer beers, but why are you listening to me, go ahead and try some for yourself!


The Ranch Brewing Company is open every Friday and Saturday from 4-10pm. 


They are located at: 대전 서구 정림동 계백로1249번안길 62

 

And can be found on Social Media here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theranchbrewing


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