Kingdom Breweries: Cambodia's New Craft Beer
on 24/09/10 at 9:49 amBeer
Cambodia might not be counted among the world’s most eminent beer-producing countries, but change is brewing. From its premises on the banks of the Tonle Sap, Phnom Penh’s newest boutique brewer, Kingdom Breweries, is gearing up to give local brands a run for their riel — using only the best German and Czech hops, premium German malt and top-quality water to produce its flagship pilsner.
“Can I offer you one?” CEO Peter Brongers asks, proffering an ice-cool bottle of the first batch ever brewed. “Some of the locals might think it’s too bitter, but I think it’s perfect.”