What’s On Tap: All the way from China Carl Setzer from Great Leap Brewing! – THANK YOU Chad Kresser for the referral
Great Leap Brewing started in 2010, and has since been creating recipes based on our desire to foster a Chinese Craft Beer culture. Great Leap Brewing was the first of Beijing’s recent craft brewery revolution. The brewery uses only high quality ingredients. Their philosophy is to source a majority of locally grown products, including 100% locally grown and processed hops, teas, spices, fruits, vegetables, coffees, sugars and honeys. Great Leap Brewing believes that China is ready to be proud of a locally brewed, high quality product that uses Chinese ingredients to create the best possible beer for a growing local market.
Great Leap Brewing is the brain child of Carl Setzer and Liu Fang and proudly operates Great Leap Brewing’s Dou Jiao Hutong #6 in the heart of Beijing where regulars, visitors and fans can try at least 12 beers on tap at any time and over 30 different beers year round, all proprietorially brewed and owned by Great Leap Brewing, including seasonal and annual favorites like the Liu the Brave Chai Masala Stout, Imperial Pumpkin Ale and their anniversary favorite, the Three Door Tripel, made with Chinese rock sugar, organic date honey and osmanthus tea.
Great Leap has pioneered Beijing’s craft beer market and strives to present the market with creative, local creations that are inherently and proudly Chinese!
Third Chair: Chris Killinger
Draft Pick’s of the Week: Summer Beer Off!
1. Narragansett Del’s Shandy
2. Wachusett Strawberry White
3. Blue Point Summer Ale
4. Narragansett Summer Ale
5. Newcastle Bombshell
6. Baxter Brewing Summer Swelter
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Beer Garden: Try a cider worthy of Johnny Appleseed
It is thought that beer had a very big hand in shaping civilization as we know it. The necessity for grain crops to keep producing the raw ingredients for all manner of proto-hops beverages defined multiple societies’ agriculture. Ancient people had to, after all. Not only did practically everyone consume these drinks, it was the chief food source for the subjugated peoples whose labor provided the foundation upon which cities and empires arose.
What happens when necessity dictates how and what can or can’t be grown? This was the obstacle settlers were saddled with when arriving in the new world. READ MORE
China’s Beer Drinkers Grab a Warm One as Coors Alters Can
Not all beer drinkers want to grab a cold one.
Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP:US) discovered this in China, where it altered the cold activated bottles and cans last year for Coors Light featuring images of the Rocky Mountains that turn blue when the beer is at ice cold temperatures.
Drinking cold liquids is widely seen as undesirable in China. Warmer beverages are considered healthier for digestion, an idea that also stems from the traditional habit of boiling water to make it safer to drink. READ MORE