A brewery in the CBD is just like a brewery anywhere else, but more CBD-esque. There are tasting flights and vats of beer. Ales are Indian and pale – but unlike at other Beijing breweries, the patrons in this District look like they just finished some very Central Business. Atmosphere aside the beer here is good. Beersmith is a laudable, if more buttoned-up, addition to Beijing’s ever-expanding craft brew scene, with its excellent beers all made by Great Leap alum Tom Ashton. The IPA (RMB58) is worth traveling across town for. The Pilsner (RMB48) goes down like a silky, sexy keytar solo. And the crisp dry-hopped cider (RMB60) uses Shandong apples. A Wagyu beef burger (RMB88) is all kinds of mouth-melty and the beer-battered French fries (RMB48) are heavenly little crunch-bullets.
July 7, 2017
July 3, 2017