Craft beer in Beijing: Great Threep officially opens March 13

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The third outpost of the Great Leap Brewing empire will officially open on Friday, March 13, and include guest beers Hop Devil IPA and Golden Monkey Tripel from Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing. You can try them against Great Leap’s Hop God 120 Imperial IPA and Three Door Tripel.

The newest Great Leap, at 45 Xinyuan Street, is currently open from 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Tuesdays through Sundays, but as of March 13 will extend its hours to 11 PM to 1 AM, Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 AM to 2 PM, Fridays through Saturdays.

It is also extending its February special, which saw all beers at rmb30 per pint. That will continue until St. Patrick’s Day, save for the wheat beers, which are rmb40 for a 620 milliliter glass.

Oh yeah, and this new Great Leap features pizza. And a free Pale Ale #6, Edmund Backhouse Pilsner or soda when you buy two slices of pizza between 11:30 AM and 2 PM on weekdays. And one beer on special at rmb25 per pint every Monday and Thursday.

By the way, the next installment of “The Chef & The Brewer” will be this Saturday afternoon at the new Great Leap and feature Rob Cunningham from East Hotel, who will :prepare a family-style feast paired with beers from Great Leap Brewing, and free flow Pale Ale #6 and Edmund Backhouse Pilsner.” The event is from 1 PM to 5 PM, with tickets at rmb200 ahead of time or rmb250 at the door.

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