Media & Awards

Best New Bar: The Beijinger
Outstanding Local Craft Beer: The Beijinger
Best Microbrewery Taproom: Time Out Beijing
Best Microbrewery Taproom, Reader’s Choice: Time Out Beijing
Best Bar: Time Out Beijing
Best Bar, Reader’s Choice: Time Out Beijing
Best Newcomer, Reader’s Choice: Time Out Beijing
Best Hutong Bar, Reader’s Choice: Time Out Beijing

Best Bar Food: The Beijinger
Best Hutong Bar: The Beijinger
Outstanding Local Craft Brewery: The Beijinger
Best Burger, Runner Up: The Beijinger
Best Microbrewery Taproom: Time Out Beijing
Best Burger, Reader’s Choice: That’s Beijing

Time Out Beijing | Best Overall Winner: Slow Boat Brewery
Our favourite microbrewery is also our pick for best bar of 2013—and yours. If you’re any- thing like us you picked Slow Boat because it hits every mark—a great all-rounder. Its pub grub is top-notch, offering arguably the best burgers in the city, and the service is incredibly warm and genuine; the staff always have the time to share their passion for beer if you find the selection of 12 craft brews on tap daunting. And, most importantly, the beer always comes fresh, chilled and perfectly carbonated. Slow Boat hits that sweet spot of being big enough to cope but small enough to care about the little details that make a bar truly out- standing.

Slow Boat vs. Rogue | That’s Beijing!
“Slow Boat Zombie Pirate Pale Ale VS. | Rogue Dead Guy Ale. (Morbid)

VERDICT: Bravo Beijing’s brewers. The Zombie Pirate is an undead genius in a bottle – while Rogue’s Dead Guy, although not a bad brew, is a just a touch too lifeless.”

Craft Beer in China | CAMRA
“these [beers] are un- pasteurized and un-filtered and have a lovely fresh taste”

Time Out Beijing | 2013
Best Microbrewery Taproom: Slow Boat Brewery
… There’s never a weak link in any of its 12 beers on tap—be it the popular standards such as the hoppy Monkey’s Fist IPA or the limited-edition brews such as the Sea Anchor Imperial Vanilla Stout. The taproom is like catnip for the capital’s beer lovers, whereas the uninitiated can always rely on recommendations from the bar’s knowl- edgeable, approachable, beer-loving staff. Finally, its recent foray into its own brand of bot- tled booze is helping to put Beijing on the beer map nationally. We’ll raise a glass to that.

Beertopia | Craft Brewers Pump Beijing
Up With High-end Eco Beer | 2012
“[Slow Boat] has gained a quick follow- ing because of their hand-crafted beer and are setting the example for eco- friendly business models in China’s capital.”

We can also be seen in CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), The Asia Wall Street Journal, The South China Morning Post, City Weekend, That’s Beijing, and The World of China.

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Current Taps

Core Draught Beers
Captain's Pale Ale
Monkey's Fist IPA
Zombie Pirate Pale Ale
Helmsman's Honey Ale
S.O.S Belgian Wit
Sea Anchor Imperial Vanilla Stout
Riptide Raspberry Ale
Pole Star Pilsner

Seasonal Draught Beers
Sea Monster Pale Ale
Sea Level Chocolate Stout
Back Bacon Buccaneer's Golden Ale
Torpedo Juice Coffee Kölsch
White Cap IPA
Yacht Party Blonde Ale
Imperial Monkey's Fist IPA
Koh Chang Lemongrass Saison

Bottled Beers and Cider
Zombie Pirate Pale Ale
First Immortal Double IPA
Zeffer Red Apple Cider
Zeffer Hopped Cider
Zeffer Crisp Apple Cider
Zeffer Apple Crumble Cider

Upcoming Brews
Cow On A Boat Cream Ale
Rye Pale Ale
Strawberry Basil Sour
Flying Whale IPA
Double Red IPA

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