US brewer sets up craft brewery in Ho Chi Minh City

on 06/08/14 at 8:42 am

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indexA US brewer is making the move to Vietnam to set up a new craft brewery in Ho Chi Minh City.

Alex Violette (pictured) has spent the last five years as head brewer at Upslope Brewing in Boulder, Colorado but is now setting out to Vietnam to bring craft brewing to the country.

According to the Daily Camera, Violette is moving to Ho Chi Minh on 14 August and is partnering with a fellow American, John Reid, who has lived in Vietnam for the last six years and has taken the dearth of good craft beer in the country into his own hands by founding his own brewery.

Together they will open the Pasteur Street Brewing Company later in the year and aim to use local ingredients such as herbs, spices and fruits in some of the beers as well.

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