About Us

The past decade has seen an explosion of activity in the American craft beer scene.  Local brewers throughout the USA are reviving historical styles while at the same time exploring uncharted waters, putting themselves at the forefront of beer-making worldwide.  AmeriCraft Imports seeks to introduce the best American craft beers to the Hong Kong market.

Laurie Goldberg, the founder and Managing Director of AmeriCraft Imports, is an attorney, beer enthusiast, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server who moved from Los Angeles, California, to Hong Kong with her husband Adam, a fellow beer lover and avid home brewer.  While living in the USA, Laurie and Adam traveled extensively to sample the country's best local and regional beers.  Saddened to find little American craft beer in Hong Kong, as well as little knowledge of the exciting developments in American brewing, AmeriCraft Imports was born from Laurie's desire to keep drinking her favorite American brews and to change the perceptions of American beer in Hong Kong.  AmeriCraft Imports sources all its beers directly from the breweries to bring you the freshest product possible.  AmeriCraft Imports was named "Best Beer Importer in Hong Kong" at the 2014, 2015 , and 2016 Hong Kong International Beer Awards.

AmeriCraft Imports is proud to be a founding member of the Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong (www.cbahk.org), a not-for-profit organization aimed at raising craft beer awareness and promoting its responsible enjoyment in Hong Kong.

 

ABOUT THE BREWERIES

Anchor Brewing, located in San Francisco, California, is America’s first craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush.  Today, their beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in their traditional copper brewhouse.  Their process combines the time-honored art of classical brewing with carefully applied, state-of-the-art modern methods.  Anchor’s flagship beer, Anchor Steam® Beer, has been an American favorite since 1896.

Founders Brewing Company, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the most prominent breweries in the United States. It has been ranked in the top four breweries in the world by RateBeer.com for the past four years in a row, and has several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on BeerAdvocate.com.

Iron Fist Brewing Company, located in Vista, California, is a family owned brewery specializing in Belgian-style ales.  Their 21-year-old brew master, Brandon, is the youngest master brewer in the U.S. and has received many accolades for his beers including being named one of the top people to watch in 2011 by San Diego Magazine.  Since opening in 2010, they have more than doubled their facility and production to keep up with the high demand for their beers.

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, located in Dexter, Michigan, are dedicated to more than the traditions of old world craftsmanship, using techniques of open fermentation, oak barrel aging and bottle conditioning.  Everything they do is designed to create ales of outstanding art and flavor, with a focus on traditional rustic country style beers.

Kona Brewing Company, founded in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, has been producing award-winning beers since 1995.  In order to provide its customers with the freshest beer possible, it has brewing facilities in both Hawaii and the Mainland United States. Kona beers range in color from very blonde to black; in flavor from tangy to hoppy to roasty… and everything in between. Kona beers are widely distributed throughout Hawaii, making Kona the top selling craft beer in the islands. Longboard Island Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale and Limited Release beers Pipeline Porter and Wailua Wheat Ale are distributed in select markets throughout the United States and in Japan, and are now available in Hong Kong!

Lost Coast Brewery, located in Eureka, California, was founded in 1990 by Barbara Groom and Wendy Pound.  While embracing the rich tradition of English-style ales, Master Brewer Barbara Groom has added a distinctive West Coast flavor to her ales by brewing with Western Plains barley and wheat and the exceptionally clean water of Humbolt County.  Lost Coast’s award-winning beers have been so popular that it has had to move its facilities several times in order to increase production.

Shmaltz Brewing Company, located in Clifton Park, NY, owns He’Brew beer. Shmaltz Brewing Company has recently been recognized as "Best Craft Brewer" by Beverage World Magazine at their 2010 BevStar Awards, and ranked by craft beer consumer website RateBeer.com as one of the 100 "Best Brewers of 2011.”

The Lost Abbey, founded in 2006 by the Port Brewing Company, produces a line of award-winning American ales and the groundbreaking Lost Abbey family of Belgian-inspired beers. Since opening its doors, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey beers have won more nearly 100 medals in regional, national and international competitions. Rate Beer ranks the brewery number three in the world, and six of its beers are among the 100 best beers!

Craft brewed under the direction of co-founder and World Champion brewer Tomme Arthur, five beers are issued under the Lost Abbey label year-round: Avant Garde, Lost and Found, Red Barn, Devotion and Judgment Day. Additionally, a number of seasonal and specialty releases are offered at various times throughout the year. As many of these are blended and aged for up to 18 months in French Oak, Brandy and Bourbon barrels, Lost Abbey beers are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors, and bold, boundary-pushing styles.

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company is located in beautiful and brew-friendly Portland, Oregon.  Founded by brothers Kurt and Rob, the brewery opened in 1984 with two beers; the altbier and weizenbier. It has grown steadily ever since and now produces 450,000 barrels per year.

Beers from additional breweries coming soon!