LocalHood vendor:Mathews Lawrence Alexander @Craft Brew ‘n Co.
I am Mathews Lawrence Alexander, the director of Craft Brew ‘n Co., established in 2014 in Hong Kong. I opened our first Craft Brew & Co at a time when bars in Hong Kong were controlled by the big breweries which would aim control what you as customer drank by offering large amounts of money to sell their beers exclusively. This essentially prevented small importers from getting listed in main bars which effectively stifled the real beer market.
We were one of the first bars to turn away sponsorship offers with the aim of deciding entirely what was available for our customers to drink.
At that time the availability of craft beer was limited. We were passionate about great craft beer and set about on a mission to educate people about beers they never knew existed. We serve beers we want to drink. Beers with flavour, beers with character.
Aside from serving great beers Craft Brew & Co. is also a popular meeting place throughout the day for people from, or visiting the neighbourhood. We want to make sure that everybody feels that the venue is treated as their second home. The venue often hosts friendly get-togethers like birthdays and anniversaries on a regular basis.
We try to make sure that we always have something new available for our guests to try. Satisfaction for us is seeing our regulars engaged in the latest beers we have on tap.
We've chose the locations for our venues based specific neighbourhoods as we want to engage directly with the local community. We appreciate the fact that LocalHood is active in organising fun events and activities and are very happy to be associated with. Especially given that, in this day and age where much of human interaction occurs digitally it is important to be involved on a personal level with your surroundings and the people who live in the vicinity.
We are always happy to support LocalHood in anyway that builds the local neighborhood community connection.