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Slow Boat Brewery Taproom

Well folks, 5 years after we opened the Slow Boat Taproom on Dongsi Batiao, we have received notice that the architecture above us is in violation and will be removed. This has nothing to do with us. Our business and operating licenses were renewed less than 1 month ago. For those that don’t know, this is part of the 开墙打洞 campaign and there are three stages: 1) correct architectural violations, 2) brick up entrances / doors in violation, and lastly 3) buy back the land so it can be renovated and resold. When renovation starts our beloved Taproom will be closed. We are not certain how long. In fact, we’re not sure if we will be able to reopen. Only time will tell. Still, we are forced to plan for the worst. Yeah. We're sad too. But take heart! The news is not all bad. At the Taproom our last day of full food service will be Friday, the 19th but on Saturday, the 20th, we will be celebrating 5 years by offering pints of our Monkey’s Fist IPA for ¥5 a pint. So come over, grab a beer, and let's go down with this ship....

Do you know Jon? He’s that friendly Englishman managing our Taproom. Jon is evil. Less Hannibal Lector evil but definitely more evil than Mugatu from Zoolander. Or Gru from Despicable Me. Anyhow, his mad mind concocted a caldron of mulled wine – A HEATED MULLED WINE – that’s just what you always wanted (if you always wanted mulled wine). What’s his recipe? Evil Red wine with the perfect evil mix of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and a touch of evil orange peel. Jon’s evil mulled wine, available only at our Taproom. ...

GO MONKEY THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE We can’t believe it either, but it’s time to start planning for New Year’s Eve. This year we’ve assembled one of the best, if not the best, selection of locally made draught in Beijing. Unfettered access to all 18 beers, 5 delicious bottled Slow Boat beers, cider from Cider Republic on tap, Gin & Tonic from The Distillery, mulled wine, not to mention our award winning burgers and fries from the kitchen, AND Baylor’s kickass playlist. Don’t forget a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. And, in honor of the upcoming Monkey New Year, Monkey’s Fist IPA will be on for 25 RMB after Midnight. We will also be pouring the new Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA. Bring it! Check out our NYE selection: Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA [new] – 9.5% Helmsman’s Shangri-la Farms Honey Ale [new] – 6.0% Northern Drift Sour [new] – 4.9% Three Sheets Coffee Porter [new] – 5.5% Safe Harbor Christmas Ale – 6.7% Hong Kong Series session IPA [new] – 4.25% Sorachi Ace Pale Ale [new] – 5.2% Angry Seas Cascadia Ale [new] – 7.5% Captain’s Pale Ale – 5.5% Monkey’s Fist IPA – 5.75% Slutty Mermaid Triple IPA – 10.8% Malty Dog Red Ale – 5.25% Endeavor Vienna Lager – 5.0% Sea Anchor Imperial Vanilla Stout – 8% Zombie Pirate Pale Ale – 4.7% Eight Six Golden Ale – 4.5% Maple Bacon Ale – 7% First Immortal Double IPA – 8% Cider Republic Cider [new] – 4.9% Gin & Tonic from The Distillery [new] Jon’s Evil Mulled Wine Champagne Our annual beer-filled bash begins on December 31st. If you've rung in a new year with us before, you know that capacity is limited so you will want stake your claim early--which is to say that space goes quickly as in previous years. Hats, Kazoos, Champagne toast and countdown all on the house!...

It’s official! Slow Boat Brewery Taproom has won the “Best Burger in Beijing” title from TheBeijinger magazine. Last year Slow Boat Brewery Taproom won 2nd place in the same burger cup that compares and rates burgers from around the city. Slow Boat’s “Anxiety burger “ and its “Fryburger”, described below, were responsible for it’s rise and ultimate victory over the 3 year reigning and undefeated champion, Home Plate BBQ. It all starts out with a sesame seed hamburger bun made fresh and delivered daily. They’re light, not overly sweet and perfect when lightly grilled. The “Ayi-ioli” sauce is a nutty and fragrant East meets West family recipe and the kungfu behind the Fryburger’s spicy kick. At the heart of the burger is a special all beef patty with a Jenga of beer battered fries stacked on top and blanketed with cheese. There’s not another burger like it in Beijing. Here are a few voter’s comments about the FryBurger, as reported by TheBeijinger -- “Putting fries in the burger is just pure genius,” a sentiment echoed by more than a few Slow Boat partisans, and “Their burgers are that perfect bite of beef and cheese," and "Salty, savory, creamy, a crispy bun ...

If you’re looking for a way to get through Monday, we’ve got you covered. As of April 6th, the Slow Boat Taproom will now be open every Monday from 5:00PM to 12:00 midnight. Now you can enjoy beer and burgers at the Taproom 7 days a week! To kick it all off, each Monday in April we’ll be launching new beers and offering great food deals for our customers. Monday, April 13: Launch of the West Coast IPA! Monday, April 20: 2 for 1 Classic & Tofu burgers between 5:00 and 9:00 Monday, April 27: 25rmb Agave Wheat all night. Here’s to Mondays!...

  The Slow Boat Taproom will be open during the Chinese New Year Holidays and we’ll be offering a special deal on our Eight Six Golden Lager from February 18th to 24th. 6 Packs of Golden Lager will be available to go for 88RMB (regularly 128RMB) and cases of 24 will be on sale for 354RMB (regularly 468RMB) If you’re travelling during the New Year, our 2-liter Slow Boat Growlers will keep your beer fresh for up to 4 days and our bottles make great gifts as well....

      Thank you everyone who participated in our Valentine’s WeChat contest and to those came out to Slow Boat for Valentine’s Day. Here's Jeane and her adorable family, our Valentine’s Day draw winners, enjoying their dinner! Slow Boat and Sweet Tart Bakery (WeChat ID: @SweetTart2014) are partnering up this Valentine’s Day to offer a Vanilla Stout cupcake of chocolaty love. Stop by with your Valentine on February 14th and get one for 30RMB. Win a Valentine’s Dinner for Two! Follow Slow Boat Brewery on Wechat (@SlowBoatBrewery) and your name will be automatically added to a draw that will take place on February 12th. Valentine’s Dinner for 2 includes a bucket of fries, your choice of 2 burgers, 2 pints, as well as 2 Sweet Tart Bakery cupcakes. ...

Eight Six Golden Lager 6 packs will be available for takeaway at the Taproom for only 100RMB throughout January and February! Get yours today. 6 Packs of Zombie Pirate Pale Ale will be available for 120RMB 6 Packs of First Immortal Double IPA will be available for 150RMB...