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Inside Taiwan’s Craft Beer Renaissance

On a formerly abandoned gravel field in the city of Yilan, along Taiwan’s northeastern coast, a craft brewery thrives. Both Taiwanese locals and foreign visitors—many looking for a weekend escape from the nearby island capital of Taipei—flock to Jim & Dad’s Brewing Company, joining each other at communal tables in front of large window panes, beyond which beers are fermenting and conditioning in stainless steel tanks. A small bar features a selection of rotating drafts: brews like Jim & Dad’s Pomelo Pilelo Ale, a pale ale incorporating the fresh juices…

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