Playground Brewery participated in Bar
Convent Berlin (BCB2020) in Berlin, Germany held as an online exhibition from
Oct. 12 to 18, and introduced its major beer, Gentleman Lager, Monk IPA, and
Whole Splash IPA.
Playground Brewery is a craft brewery that
was established in February 2015 and started its full-scale operation in
January 2016 after 11 months of preparation. The production plant has an annual
production capacity of about three million liters, and it is located in
Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, and it is also running a general
restaurant that serves as a tasting room at a permanent location. Also, it
currently supplies beer to about 500 businesses nationwide, including hotels
and golf courses.
Gentleman Lager introduced in this
exhibition is a Korean reinterpretation of the typical Czech Pilsner style.
Unlike the Czech Pilsner, which has a strong bitter taste, the beautiful
golden-colored Gentleman Lager has a soft feel for swallowing and uses plenty
of hops to add depth to the taste.
It's 7.6 degree of alcohol water reminds of
the mixture of soju and beer, and despite this, the taste is clean and provides
a pleasant drinking experience. The yangban mask which Gentleman Lager
symbolizes has the unique cool and tenderness, but sometimes shows bluff. The
character of Yangban mask is a neat lager, but goes with the gentleman lager
with a twist that reminds of soju and beer combo.
Monk IPA, which was introduced together, is
an authentic American-style IPA with the unique dryness and malt of IPA. When
you first drink it, you can feel the bitter taste, but after swallowing it, the
softness and the aroma from hop can be tasted. Lastly, the saliva collects in
the mouth, and the bitter taste goes away. It is the best quality IPA.
What Monk IPA symbolizes is the destruction
of the rules. The official said, "I gave this name because I hope that
Monk IPA will be a beer that overturns the paradigm of the beer market."
Also, Hop Splash IPA is the New England
Style IPA that is difficult to meet in the US. The official said, "To
congratulate the release of restrictions on the use of hops led by Playground
Brewery, we did not hesitate to put in a lot of hops."
Oat, wheat, Viennese malt, and ale malt
were used to create a rich body, and by adding generous hops blending, IPA that
gives the feeling of drinking fresh juice was created.
The International Bar and Beverage Trade
show (BCB2020) is an exhibition of the alcoholic beverages and the beverage
industry with a long history, and people in the bar and pub industry
participate in various related programs. Due to COVID-19, it will be held
online this year, and a series of exhibitions in the UK (Imbibe), Brazil, and
the US will also be held at the same time, attracting buyers from all over the
As a part of the export consortium project
replacement project, KBIZ gave support to participate in BCB2020 in an effort
to develop overseas sales channels for small and medium-sized enterprises that
are going through difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance