Great Leap Brewing and Boxing Cat Announces China’s First Collaboration Between Two Craft Breweries

BEIJING, China (July 31, 2012) – Innovators of craft brewing in China, Beijing’s Great Leap Brewing and Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery are offering customers a unique opportunity to taste the first collaboration
between two craft breweries in China, the Yunnan Amber. Great Leap
Brewing announced today that the Yunnan Amber will be available at
Boxing Cat Brewery on August 10th and at Great Leap Brewing on August 15th.

“Having the opportunity to collaborate with brewmaster Michael Jordan of Boxing Cat on China’s first collaboration brew was a great experience. The beer has aspects of both our brewing philosophies and will give fans of craft beer in Shanghai a taste of Great Leap in a setting that is already famous for the best beer in town,” said Great Leap brewmaster and owner, Carl Setzer.

After seeing collaboration brews between American’s top craft breweries at the Craft Brewing Conference last May in San Diego, Setzer and Jordan discussed the potential for a collaboration and have been trading ideas, recipes and styles since. Following the finalization of the recipe, Carl travelled to Shanghai in July, where he and Michael brewed the Yunnan Amber side by side at the Boxing Cat Brewery.

The collaboration brew incorporates brewing methods of both Great Leap and Boxing Cat. This unique recipe infuses Dianhong black tea (滇红茶 Diān hóngchá) from China’s southwest Yunnan Province and a combination of domestic and imported hops to create a mild beer with a nice malt profile that has a delicate black tea finish.

Great Leap Brewing looks forward to future collaborations between Boxing Cat Brewery and other craft breweries in China and abroad. The Yunnan Amber can be found at the Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai on August 10th and at Great Leap Brewing in Beijing on August 15th.

About Great Leap Brewing
Great Leap Brewing is Beijing’s own craft brewery specializing in Chinese style craft ales. Started in 2009 at the 798 Art District, Great Leap Brewing found a permanent home at Dou Jiao Hutong #6 in Beijing’s
Gulou district. We strive to bring high quality craft beers to the largest audience possible.

Elizabeth Phung
Media Relations Director
Great Leap Brewing
Phone: +86 13439183124
Email: [email protected]

We wish our Beer colleagues a fruitfull cooperation and hope lot’s of people can enjoy the special home brew!

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