Is Beijing the world’s next craft brewery hotspot? You better believe it

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Is Beijing the world’s next craft brewery hotspot? You better believe it

China might not be known for their hip craft breweries but two guys have opened up their very own brewery in the heart of Beijing and have already produced 17 different beers… and the locals are flocking to drink it.

Slow Boat Brewery was founded in 2011 by American expats Daniel Herbert and Chandler Jurinka. The two shared an appreciation for beer and after two years of friendship, both went into the craft brewery business.

Talking to Hops Magaine, co-founder Chandler Jurinka said of his decision to brew beer in Beijing: ‘China is ready for craft brewing. Consumers are increasingly looking for unique and high quality goods and what Slow Boat offers meets that need. When Dan and I first met, the idea of starting …

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