Great Korean Beer Festival (GKBF) in COEX Samseong

Wild Wave - GKBF

Two days ago Mike and I went to the Beer festival in COEX K-Pop Square. This event is still happening, from the 27th April to 06th May 2018. This ten days festival known as GKBF (Great Korean Beer Festival) will have more than 20 craft brewers, live concert and some foods booths set up for the event.


The food and beers were set up in a different section. There were only six food booths near the subway's exit, but more food can be found about 100metres away from the beer booths.

Beer Booths - COEX GKBF

Food Booths - COEX GKBF

There were tables and chairs set up for the visitor, however, with so many people around, it's quite difficult to secure one, though. We have to wait for about an hour before getting one. Mike's colleagues from the BC - Rose, Ian and his wife were also there, together, we ordered and shared some foods.

Place to sit GKBF COEX

Steakout - COEX GKBF
10,000won

Turkey - 11,000won

From the booths that we had tried, the beers price per cup were ranging from 5,000won to 7,000won.



Czech Beer
1. Primator English Pale Ale [5% 26 IBU] - 5,000won
2. Primator Weizen [5% 17 IBU] - 5,000won
3. Primator India Pale Ale [6.5% 60 IBU] - 5,000won
4. Primator Marzen (Semi-Dark) [5.5% 29 IBU] - 5,000won
5. Merlin Cerny (Czech Black) [4.7% 34 IBU] - 5,000won
6. Jezek Pilsner [4.8% 32 IBU] - 5,000won

Kölsch - Wild Wave

Wild Wave
1. Dry-Hopped Sour [5.5%] - 6,000won
2. Kölsch [4.7%] - 5,000won
3. Wild IPA [6.2%] - 7,000won
4. Belgian Golden Strong [8.0%] - 7,000won
5. Gose [3.8%] - no price
6. Belgian Rye IPA [7.0%] - 6,000won
7. Saison [5.0%] - 5,000won
8. American Stout [6.5%] - 6,000won

Jeju Orange PaleAle- GKBF COEX

제주 감귤맥주
Jeju Orange PaleAle [5% 31 IBU ] - 6,000won

Others Beer company such as:
Galmegi Brewing Co, Andong Brewing Co, Red Stripe, Seoul Brewery, The Table Brewing Co, Amazing Brewing Co, Sevenbrau, Gorilla Brewing Co, Goose Island Beer Company, Playground Brewery and many more.

Can sit around and enjoy your meal too - GKBF

We were there for four hours, and I have only tried four types of beers. There were still about sixteen beer booths or more that I have yet to try out. But seriously, if I were to try them all, I won't be able to stand straight let alone taking photos from the event!

GKBF Event Programme - COEX

How to get there:
Take Subway Line 2 and stop at Samseong Station on Exit 5 or 6.
(Price: 1,350won - Depending on your location) This price is from Hyochang ~ Samseong
*We took a taxi back home, and it cost 16,000won (Samseong ~ Hyochang)



Travel Date: 29th April 2018

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