A key player in Beijing's new craft beer culture, Great Leap Brewing produces about 300 kegs of alcohol every month to satisfy beer-thirst expats as well as curious and more and more westernized... Read More
A key player in Beijing's new craft beer culture, Great Leap Brewing produces about 300 kegs of alcohol every month to satisfy beer-thirst expats as well as curious and more and more westernized Chinese drinkers. The brand was established in 2010 and brews 12 beers now. A few of them draw inspiration from Chinese gastronomic cultural, for example, the brewery infuses two typical Chinese ingredients, Sichuan peppercorns and Shandong dates, in its gold ale Honey Ma to create an interesting version of Chinese craft beer. The blonde ale Iron Buddha carries a stint of the renowned Chinese oolong tea Tieguanyin (the Chinese name of Iron Buddha). The company's first brew is Pale Ale No. 6, whose name is a nod to the door number of its bar. The brewery has two taprooms. The original branch is near the buzzing Nanluoguxiang hutong and the second branch is near the Workers' Stadium.
- Best Nightlife: "If you're looking for delicious pub grub to go with your beer, head to Great Leap Brewing's second branch which offers irresistible burgers, salads, chicken wings, etc."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Experience China's emerging craft beer cultural in the first on-site micro brewery in the heart of Beijing.