Magpie Brewery’s Pale Ale




It is a rare Sunday off for me and I was out to brunch when I ran into my friend Jason who helps run Magpie Brewery. It is a beer making school/tasting room/ standing beer shop that is for serious beer drinkers. They make the creative ales that pushes the envelope of what beer can be. Right now I am sitting and sipping on some habernero chipotle chocolate stout. Yeah you heard me and it tastes like a kissing a beautiful girl at a bbq festival in Mexico.

The creative beers are not for sale. They are just “experiments.” They have other craft brews on tap for those that would like to indulge.

This is not a bar. It is a creative space for people to get together. It’s an underground slice of hipster heaven.

Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray is a Korean adoptee and entrepreneur that returned to Korean in 2005 because he wanted to try and find his birth mother and to learn about Korean culture. He started a restaurant review blog in 2007,, that became a local and international hit. He and his blog has been featured in the New York Times, Monocle Magazine, The Kimchi Chronicles, Bizarre Foods, Rudy Maxa, Olive Magazine, Euronews and much more. He now is a partner at O’ngo Food Communications (, which is a culinary tourism and consulting company that offers Korean cooking classes and restaurant tours to travelers. In 2013, he started Brew 3.14 Pizza Pub. His food tours, cooking classes, and restaurant are ranked as some of the top attractions in Seoul according to the website tripadvisor. He lives in Korea with his wife.

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  • Sake

    looks cool. would like to visit.

    • Daniel

      Let me know when you are free and I would be happy to take you there.

  • Jee

    where is this place :-)?

  • arazue

    Noms. I would love some tasty beer. Is this place open for the public, or you have to know someone to enter?

    • jason

      Hey there, I’m Jason and I’m one of the founders of the Magpie Brewing Company Brew Shop. You don’t have to know anyone to enter, and yes we’re open :)

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