From a teeny, tiny little taproom on Dongsi Batiao, Slow Boat Brewery has decided to go the other extreme with their new flagship brewpub in South Sanlitun (across from the new Intercontinental Hotel) with a gigantic 3-story building with a bar on each level and a grand total of 36 taps (4 taps on the first floor and 16 taps on the 2nd and 3rd floor). Not only is this is huge game changer for Slow Boat Brewery, this new brewpub now takes the title for biggest brewpub in Beijing.
More than just a new flagship location for Slow Boat, this also marks the first branch where all brewing will be done on premise and their 18 brewing tanks are in full view like an open kitchen for their brew process.
“Beer brewed on premises will be consumed on premises directly from the tanks or from freshly filled kegs. Twenty different beers will be available – some only at the Sanlitun location. All water used on premises goes though a reverse osmosis filter before usage. Over three floors there is a total of 18 brewing tanks with an annual capacity of 2,200 bbls or over 550,000 servings.” – Slow Boat Sanlitun Flagship
With 16 taps, you can be like an Octopus and Drink All the Beers Your Stomach Can Handle
Both Second Floor and Third Floor Bars have 16 Taps
While beer is still overwhelmingly the focus of their new flagship, I’m equally as excited about their new menu. Slow Boat is broadening their menu to expand on their list of award-winning burgers along with some gorgeous, well-portioned salads, fried chicken in collaboration with Traitor Zhou’s and seriously tasty sausages in collaboration with Migas.
Mt. Chicken – Signature Fried Chicken in Collaboration with Traitor Zhou’s (RMB 45)
House Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pine Nuts, Avocado and Balsamic Dressing (RMB 65)
Mediterranean Salad with Mixed Greens, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Pickled Radish, Avocado and Grilled Almonds with Vinaigrette Dressing (RMB 55)
Sausagefest in Collaboration with Migas: Andouille, White, Chorizo, Black, Bacon, La Rou and Beef Tongue Sausages with Mustard and “Stupid Pickles” (RMB 108 small/210 big)
Wings (RMB 68 for 9 or RMB 135 for 18)
Their Award Winning Fryburger with aioli sauce and beer-battered fries (RMB 55)
Stay tuned for a NEW! Beijing Burger with roasted vegetables, grilled eggplant and thyme (RMB 70), their Lao Thai Thai Burger with chunky peanut butter, pineapple, Sriracha sauce and Thai basil (RMB 75) and their Double Trouble with 2 slices of 100% beef burgers, smoked bacon jam and onions (RMB 85).
To top all that off, they’ve also got a couple of desserts to make sure you leave happy including an Aztec Chocolate with layers of brownies with hot chocolate sauce (RMB 60), Caramel and Sea Salt Waffles (RMB 45) and fresh-squeezed, homemade fruit popsicles (RMB 25).
Slow Boat is now accepting reservations. To stay up to date with their soft-opening deals and hours, follow their Official WeChat Account: SlowBoatBrewery or scan this QR code here:
Slow Boat’s Contact Details:
- Address: On the main South Sanlitun Road, east side of the street. Look for the tall, white building with Slow Boat Brewery written in red block letters on the roof of the building. Chaoyang District, South Sanlitun no. 6, 朝阳区南三里屯路6号 (see map below)
- Tel: 010 6592 5388
- Reservations for Booking: email@example.com
- Website: Website: www.slowboatbrewery.com
Kristen Lum has an accomplished background in PR, communications and events in China. Born and raised in California, Kristen has been based in Beijing since 2006 and is founder of the lifestyle blog called LumDimSum, covering mostly restaurant news and reviews alongside upcoming events around town that relate to Beijing’s multi-faceted, quickly-developing creative industries like art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel tips.