Sips & bites | Pop-Up + Arrow Factory beer partnership, plus XL, La Social & Dareen

By Jim Boyce | I recently posted about Arrow Factory doing a mid-Autumn festival special and teaming up with Jing-A on a Saigon beer event. Now here’s more malty news: these guys have bottled two of their brews and are selling them at Pop-Up Beijing.

Both Two Birds Lager and Guanxi Pale Ale are available in a 500 ml pop-top format. I’m a fan of that lager, a beer that’s fermented at a lower temperature than most, much milder than the ubiquitous IPAs in this city, and even better with a bit of age. It’s my go-to brew at Arrow Factory Brewing.

two-birds-lager-guanxi-ipa-arrow-factory-pop-up-beijing-china This comes on the heels of Pop-Up adding two beers from Nine Inch.


I’ve posted lots about the XL burger deal here and on social media and it’s just so good I need to do it again. XL, every Tuesday, half-price burgers. This is the bacon and blue cheese, with that pickle giving it a certain je nais sais quoi:

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Dareen Shawarma has opened in TopWin in Sanlitun South, in the same B1 food and drink zone as Fat Boys burgers, Papp’s tea, CHEERS wine and a bunch of others. I haven’t tried it yet but those falafel wraps at rmb20 and shawarma with cheese at rmb25 are nicely priced.

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You don’t find many cocktails in Beijing with Fernet Branca, so it was fun to see this bitter licorice-y herbal liqueur featured in a drink called Buenos Aires at La Social in Nali Patio. Even better, it was refreshing and delicious and priced right at rmb50.

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