A craft beer company employee offers a sample during the Korea International Beer Expo held at the aT Center in Yangje, southern Seoul on Thursday.
Korean imports of beer fell for the first time last year in a decade, largely due to a nationwide boycott of Japanese products amid a yearlong trade dispute, data showed Sunday.
As the summer heats up, more and more Koreans are cracking open a cold one — a cold nonalcoholic beer that is, with sales of the alcohol-free drinks shooting up so fast the growth rate is expected to overtake regular beer in the next few years.
An employee organizes cans of non-alcoholic beer on a shelf at a discount store in Seoul on Thursday. As more Koreans prefer to drink responsibly, competition for non-alcoholic beer is heating up.
Beers displayed at a major store in downtown Seoul on Tuesday. The government — the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the National Tax Service — announced an easing of alcoholic drink regulations, which includes allowing manufacturers ...