Breaking Ground in Beijing


What is more fun then brewing beer and drinking it? Brewing beer with FRIENDS and drinking it! China might not be the example of friend making, restricted as it seems with it's internet access it has allowed brewing to slowly work it's underground magic. Attending the Craft Brewer's Conference in San Diego this year,  Carl Setzer from Great Leap Brewery and Michael Jordan from Boxing Cat Brewing combine forces once back on Chinese soil to create Yunnan Amber. China's first-ever collaboration craft beer infuses Diahong black tea from China's Yunnan province and 

Beer history is made in China. It’s the first ever craft beer collaboration. Beijing’s Great Leap Brewery, and Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery have teamed up to create Yunnan Amber. Great Leap’s Carl Setzer and Boxing Cat’s Michael Jordan attended the Craft Brewer’s Conference in San Diego this year. They saw so many American collaborations, they went back to Asia to do the same.
Yunnan Amber infuses Dianhong black tea from China’s Yunnan province

The burgeoning craft beer scene in China, which — like the country’s nascent wine industry — continues to grow as consumers develop an interest in higher-quality food and drinks, is set to take another step this month as Beijing’s Great Leap Brewing and Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery release the Yunnan Amber, China’s first-ever craft beer collaboration.





The Beijing Home Brewing Society
http://www.beijingbrewing.com/wordpress_en/welcome-to-the-home-of-beijing-homebrewers/

Slow Boat Brewery


Strong ale works
http://strongaleworks.wix.com/qd#!

What: Fresh off the heels of Shanghai’s Sinan Mansions Beer Festival, Beijing’s brewmasters are hosting the capital’s first Craft Beer Festival. Showcasing their beers will be Strong Ale Works from Qingdao, Boxing Cat Brewery from Shanghai, the Beijing Homebrewing Society and local favorite Great Leap Brewing. Admission is 200 yuan and includes 10 tastings and three beers.

When: 
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 
Dashilar Art Space8 Dawailangying Hutong, Dashilar, Xicheng District

There were taco and Fries with kimchi marmalade and pulled pork.
A bouncy castle for the kids

Deep and abounding thanks to Liz Phung's photostream and fantastic poster logo & poster design. Check out her full camera roll on Flickr

Liz Phung's photostream


http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizphung/with/7356563000/#photo_7356563000

Give TinTurtle a pat on the back for winning First place with a mix team Black IPA that was handled by a round of internationals 
http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/event/2nd-annual-sinan-mansions-beer-festival-21098.html



http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/woot-first-place-2012-beijing-craft-beer-festival-332946/