While voting for the 2014 Beijinger Reader Bar and Club Awards has ended and we wait on pins and needles for the results on May 18, venues around the city continue to receive awards elsewhere.

CNN named Beijing's Great Leap Brewing one of Asia's Best Beer Bars, our city's only appearance on the list and one of only two establishments in China (Shanghai's Boxing Cat Brewing is the other).

"[Great Leap Brewing] is a proudly Chinese operation, from a focus on local ingredients to an intimate 12-tap tasting room located amid the winding lanes of a traditional hutong," CNN wrote.

In 2013, our readers certainly agreed. Great Leap Brewing won eight awards at the 2013 Beijinger Bar and Club Awards, including Bar of the Year, and Personality of the Year for Great Leap's brewmaster Carl Setzer, also one of the Beijinger's 20 Most Interesting People for 2013. But can they repeat for 2014? All will be revealed at the Beijinger's "Brazil Nuts" Reader Bar and Club Awards ceremony on 2014. Stay tuned.

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