SLOW BOAT BREWERY was founded in 2011 and is one of Beijing’s first craft breweries. We make world-class beer that challenges how people think of Chinese beer. We live, breathe and drink these ales in Beijing, the capital of China and city we call home.

Our beer is always fresh and unpasteurized. No preservatives, no chemicals, just great beer proudly brewed in Beijing.


Slow Boat Brewery has 20 different beers, including five that are in bottles, and can be found in the finest restaurants, hotels, and bars in Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Fujian, Guangxi, etc. We have ten core production brews that are brewed all year long, with new seasonal and experimental beers regularly released to keep things interesting!


Our Taproom, located on Dongsi Batiao Hutong, is where you can sample the largest selection of Slow Boat beer. We sell a changing array of anywhere 20 core and seasonal brews along with our award winning burger menu and an exceptional Sunday brunch.


Founders, Daniel Hebert and Chandler Jurinka, both Americans and long-term Beijing expats, became friends in 2009 over their shared appreciation for craft beer. Two years later, Slow Boat Brewery was born out of their desire to bring North American brewing styles to China, while still creating uniquely Chinese beers. The name “Slow Boat” comes from the song, “Slow Boat to China” written by Frank Loesser in the late 40s. The lyrics refer to a long enjoyable trip from the United States to China… an aptly fitting metaphor if we do say so ourselves.

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Draught Beers
Captain's Pale Ale
Monkey's Fist IPA
Malty Dog Red Ale
Sea Anchor Imperial Vanilla Stout
Helmsman's Honey Ale

Bottle Beers
Zombie Pirate Pale Ale
First Immortal Double IPA
Eight Six Golden Lager

Seasonal Beers
Motorboat, a Belgian Blonde
Oregon Steam Boat Lager
Slutty Mermaid Triple IPA
Sea Level Chocolate Stout

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