Following the last announcement at the end of April that Slow Boat Brewery had found a Sanlitun site at 6 Nansanlitun Lu, the sailors have been busy brewing and furnishing, and have finally settled on an official opening date: September 1.

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The new flagship brewpub sits opposite to the Topwin Center in Sanlitun, and will offer 20 different beers from 36 taps over three floors and three separate bars. Beers will now be brewed on site using 18 tanks that have an annual capacity of 2,200 barrels (550,000 pints)  a huge step up from Slow Boat's modest beginnings of offsite brewing for their original 40-or-so seat space near Zhangzizhong Lu.

The first floor features folding doors, which easily retract to transform the space from an indoor to outdoor bar, while the second and third floors offer over 170 seats for thirsty patrons. “My goal was to not have a bad seat in the place. Every seat has a clear view of the brewing process,” said owner Chandler Jurinka

And what about food? Aside from their two-time Beijinger Burger Cup-winning burgers, the kitchen will also provide a number of healthier choices: “there will be a succinct menu featuring salmon and chicken, as well as seasonal dishes to pair with the newly-released beers, and we will expand the menu week after week,“ confirmed Chef Clement Rol.

There are also a series of events on the horizon following the official opening on September 1, so buckle up, Sanlitun, there's a new heavyweight in town.

Slow Boat Sanlitun Brewpub
Mon-Thu 11.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11.30am-2am, Sun 11.30am-midnight. 6 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6592 5388)

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