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The Island 1842 is an Imperial IPA designed for those who prefer a bold and powerful drink. Our goal with this beer was to coax out and showcase every nuance that our outsized malt and hop bill had to offer. This beer’s hop character is potent with additions in the first wort, constantly through the boil, at flameout and then generously during fermentation. In order to balance the strong hop profile, we built an appropriately robust malt backbone. The moment you pour Island 1842 into your snifter, expect a powerful nose of spicy, floral and zesty hops. The complexity of flavor will then continue to unfold with each sip and the flavor will linger on the palate.
Bitterness: 80 IBUS
Brewed in Hong Kong
Young Master Brewery opened its doors in December 2013 and kick-started the craft-brewing movement in Hong Kong. Right from inception, our mission has been to make truly distinctive beers with world-class quality standards with no pandering to lowest common denominator flavor profiles.
We are Hong Kong’s largest, highest rated, and most awarded craft brewery producing a wide range of exciting craft beers. Our beer list has always featured both classic styles like a well-balanced pale ale, avant-garde beers like a foeder aged mixed culture forest berry sour ale, ones that draw inspiration from flavors of Hong Kong, like a tart and saline Cha Chaan Teng Gose brewed with local salted lime and others that are especially designed for the seasons. We make a core range of beers all year round and a constantly changing set of limited release beers. We also frequently collaborate with like-minded institutions and our peers both in Hong Kong and globally to develop one-off or long-term beer projects.
Since Young Master began operations, we have earned the support of the most discerning clients in Hong Kong including iconic hotels like Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons; prestigious private clubs; craft beer specialist bars and some of the trendiest restaurants and bars in town. Our bottled beers are on sale at specialist stores and upscale supermarkets that carefully curate their lists.