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Bestbev HK is a team of enthusiastic drinkers with a passion for great quality brews. We’re adamant that it wouldn’t be fair to sell what we don’t enjoy, and, as such, tasting sessions for potential products are done with the entire team. We aim to bring the best craft beers and ciders from around the world to Hong Kong. Our current portfolio includes products from Japan, Singapore, Australia, UK and USA. We also like to engage with the creative community and local businesses in Hong Kong through unique events and quirky collaborations.
Bestbev HK is proud to be a member of the Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong (www.cbahk.org), a not-for-profit organization aimed at raising craft beer awareness and promoting its responsible enjoyment in Hong Kong.
Shaheen Budhrani, Director
Shaheen is a BJCP ‘Certified’ Level Beer Judge. It’s rumoured that his businesses are an excuse for him to drink copious amounts of beer without coming across as unprofessional. He is yet to respond to these accusations.
Laurie Goldberg, Director
Laurie is a recovering lawyer from the U.S. with a passion for all things food and beverage related. She loves touring breweries, sampling beers from all over the world, and hanging out with others in the beer industry. Laurie Goldberg is also a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, and a cofounder of the Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong. Her former company, AmeriCraft Imports was named "Best Beer Importer in Hong Kong" at the 2014, 2015 , and 2016 Hong Kong International Beer Awards. Bestbev acquired AmeriCraft in 2017.
Shakib Pasha, Director
Shakib enjoys unique blends and Belgian Whites. He is constantly on the hunt for a wild new brew. He is a big fan of Asian breweries that are pushing the boundaries of conventional brewing.
Arnold Lee, Director
Arnold is unashamed supporter of fruity real cider. He is an expert on all things Aussie, having studied in Melbourne. Arnold prides himself in finding the freshest and most unique beers and ciders from Australia.
Gary Cheng, Account Manager
An absolute IPA fanatic, and has a theory that the best thing to pair IPA with is whisky. Highly skilled in maths, with his computing speed being directly proportional to his alcohol intake.
Sandra Kwong, Business Development Manager
Previously based in Germany, ‘alcohol enthusiast’ Sandra is also the current President of the Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong and the co-founder of Coaster Magazine, Hong Kong and Macau’s first bilingual beer magazine. She is currently obsessed with sours and can often be found in pubs preaching the gospel of brewing and good beer.
Sophie Foxall, Account Manager
Sophie picked up her passion for craft beer after spending four years in the Pacific North West. Unashamedly into the lighter styles of beer, nothing makes Sophie happier than a nice cold Kölsch in the great outdoors!
Ka Tsun Chan ("A.I."), Operations
Although having previously worked in the wine industry, A.I is also a big fan of porters and stouts. He believes that alcoholic beverages are a catalyst for in-depth communications, so he likes to talk with people after work with a glass of wine or beer.