I went the other day to a place near the bund (one block behind) to a brewpub run by a Texan bloke. Fantastic beers, very hoppy light ales and a more meaty dark ale as well, and some other stuff I never got round to.
If you’re in Shanghai this place is a must, as it is really top beer but at a reasonable price. A pint is Rmb30 and a litre Rmb80. The guy running the place is a very interesting chap. But the beer is the star. All beer in China is very weak and sweet for the local market and after you’ve been drinking it for a while real beer comes as quite a shock. A nice shock. But boy was I pissed after a few litres of that stuff.
Hopefully there will be food soon. Here are some links:
But we do not and will not ever pasteurize our fine lagers and ales. This diabolical process kills the yeast which in turn destroys the character, offering a mundane and inferior product that is so common in the “Mega Brews”.