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Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai, China

If you’re a beer lover who happens to be in Shanghai and want to drink something other than Tsingtao or Harbin, I recommend you drop by the Boxing Cat Brewery…

One of a few small places brewing their own craft beer here in Shanghai, Boxing Cat has eight taps offering a rotating range of styles, from lights to stouts. However, as they’ve been especially busy during the World Cup, showing every match on big screen TVs to expats from around the globe, they are literally being drunk dry. Seems their micro-brewing facility just can’t brew fast enough to keep up with the demand! So when I arrived the other night, they only had three beers left on tap…

While I ended up trying the trio, the Right Hook Helles was my favorite of the night…

As I arrived after dinner, I didn’t eat anything, but I hear their pub grub is excellent as well.

With Spain and England now out of the Cup, I hope that Boxing Cat’s taps will be fully flowing again soon as I want to try their other beers!

BOXING CAT BREWERY

82 Fu Xing Road West

(Near Yong Fu Road)

Xu Jia Hui District

Shanghai, China

+86-21-6431-2091

http://www.boxingcatbrewery.com

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Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

As the first few days of our trip to Denmark were for the Copenhagen Beer Celebration, it only made sense we began our visit at the world-renowed Mikkeller beer bar. Here’s a look…

This is the original Mikkeller Bar, located in the Vesterbro neighborhood of Copenhagen…

Down the craft beer rabbit hole we go…

Plenty of outdoor seating…

Beers 1-4 are brewed specifically for this location and are always on tap. Tap 5-20 changed almost daily and rotate between Mikkeller beers and guest breweries from all around the world…

Even if you’re not the biggest beer fan, they have something for everyone…

Mikkeller also offers beer-infused sausages they make themselves…

We went with malt and chili…

And yes, every customer who orders sausage gets their own knife, which gets dangerous the more you drink…

Here you can see how some of the kegs had changed when we came back later that day to meet friends…

The place fills up rather quick after 4pm…

Trust Mikkeller’s knowledgeable bartenders! They will walk you through their beers and help you find something you like…

Yes, Mikkeller gets a big thumbs up in my book as well. Definitely one of the best beer bars I’ve ever been too!

MIKKELLER BAR

Viktoriagade 8 

1655 Copenhagen

Denmark

+45-3331-0415

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I had high hopes for this one, but it fell flat. No detectable seaweed taste, not even an added saltiness. Could have saved a few bucks buying a bottle of normal ale…

I had high hopes for this one, but it fell flat. No detectable seaweed taste, not even an added saltiness. Could have saved a few bucks buying a bottle of normal ale…

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As a beer lover and proud Connecticutian, Two Roads Brewing has quickly become one of my new favorite new brewers. But even given the proximity of the brewery from my parents’ home and the number of hop-head friends I still have in CT, I was having a very difficult time getting my hands on a bottle of their limited Conntucky Lightning release. I’d just about given up all hope that this bourbon barrel-aged ale would ever touch my lips, when the guys at Wayward Raven surprised me with a bottle at ComiCONN a few weeks back! Thanks, Josh and Mark!!

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The 2013 Brooklyn Defender

New York Comic Con and Brooklyn Brewery are teaming up again this year for a new incarnation of the beer concept they launched last year, Brooklyn Defender!

This year’s beer, an American Black Ale with “dark malt visage and hopping finish that protects the city from the scourge of tasteless beers”  was brewed with the intention “strike fear into the heart of those who would forget the virtues of true beer.”, according to Brooklyn Brewery brew master Garrett Oliver.

The label, designed to reflect the darker aspect of the new ale, was conceived and drawn by the amazing artist Cliff Chiang!

This redesigned Defender will hit the streets of New York on September 21st at a special launch party at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. Click here for details. Hope to see you there!

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This pic is hard to make out, I know, and I apologize for that, but at least it will give you an idea…
This is the wall of aging beer at the incredible ChurchKey in Washington, DC. They carry 555 types of beer from around the world, 50 on constantly rotating taps! The bottles on this wall are only released for sale/consumption when the “brew-melier” deems them ready.
I had some amazing brews on tap here last night, like Kopstootje from Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Everyday Junglish from DC Brau Brewing, and Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery up in Michigan.
Definitely drop by and check them out if you’re ever down in our nation’s capital and find yourself in need a cold one!

ChurchKey
1337 14th St NW, 2nd Floor 
 Washington, DC 20005
202-567-2576
http://www.churchkeydc.com/

This pic is hard to make out, I know, and I apologize for that, but at least it will give you an idea…

This is the wall of aging beer at the incredible ChurchKey in Washington, DC. They carry 555 types of beer from around the world, 50 on constantly rotating taps! The bottles on this wall are only released for sale/consumption when the “brew-melier” deems them ready.

I had some amazing brews on tap here last night, like Kopstootje from Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Everyday Junglish from DC Brau Brewing, and Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery up in Michigan.

Definitely drop by and check them out if you’re ever down in our nation’s capital and find yourself in need a cold one!

ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW, 2nd Floor 

Washington, DC 20005

202-567-2576

http://www.churchkeydc.com/

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