A new craft beer brewery has opened in the beachside city of Gangneung, in Gangwon-do. Budnamu currently serves six beers on tap, four of which are brewed in-house by Australian brewer Phillip Rankmore, as well as guest beers from local and overseas craft breweries. More are expected to follow in the next month.
Budnamu seeks to infuse traditional styles of beer with local Korean ingredients, as exemplified by its pine extract saison and Changpo (a plant known as Sweet Flag) Rauchbeir. Says Rankmore: “We really think that there are so many traditional Korean ingredients that a lot of people just don’t know that much about, and we think they can add a lot to beer.”
Located within walking distance from the Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal, the brewery additionally offers coffee and dining options, a beer garden, terrace seating, and even an indoor rain forest. Budnamu is currently open to visitors from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Tuesday – Sunday; in September these hours will be extended to 11:00 – 24:00, seven days a week. For more information, contact 033-920-9380. Check out their Facebook page for updates on deals and events.