Nothing beats a Beijing summer night enjoyed with a round of crisp beers and al-fresco Chinese street bites. Starting July 18th, Jing-A and Jing Yaa Tang will be teaming up to bring you the best of both worlds at Jing-Jing – a new pop-up beer garden at The Opposite House.
Craft beer lovers who mourned the closure of Jing-A's courtyard location in 1949 The Hidden City will find a familiar sight - their massive 12 tap bar, pouring a selection of Jing-A's craft beers along with cider and even draft cocktails. Meanwhile in the kitchen, Jing Yaa Tang's Chef de Cuisine Li Dong will be serving up a feast featuring his 10 favorite Chinese snacks for you to enjoy with your drinks in the shaded sunken garden of The Opposite House.
Founded in 2012 by longtime Beijingers Alex Acker and Kristian Li, Jing-A is a leading brewery in the nascent Chinese craft beer industry, best known for their award-winning hoppy and experimental brews. Jing Yaa Tang, now celebrating its 5th anniversary, has brought classic Chinese cuisine of the highest caliber to the heart of Sanlitun for years under the leadership of Chef de Cuisine Li Dong.
Here's a selection of our top three picks from the food and beer menus:
Spiced Pork Knuckles
Paying homage to one of the most popular Sichuan snacks on the old Sanlitun Bar Street, the rich and spicy flavor of these pork knuckles pairs perfectly with a cold pint.
Spicy Sichuan Cold Noodles with Chicken
Another delicious treat from Sichuan – sweet, spicy and sour. Silky noodles and tender shredded chicken are mixed with a tantalizing mala chili sauce, an ideal late-night snack for the summer!
Baby Cucumber with Soy and Egg Sauce
A traditional snack from Northeast China featuring crisp and refreshing slivers of cucumber ready for dipping in a decadent sauce jam-packed with umami flavors.
Worker's Pale Ale
A full-flavored and balanced American Pale Ale for the Beijing working man (or woman). Pronounced notes of grapefruit and pine from its moderate hop bitterness are supported by a backbone of pale and specialty malts.
*Gold Medal - International Beer Cup 2017
*Gold Medal - Brussels Beer Challenge 2017
Koji Red Ale
An experimental ale brewed with red koji rice, an ingredient traditionally used in the production of Chinese Huangjiu and Japanese Sake. The addition of koji rice to the mash imparts a blushing red color and woody, barrel-like notes. Subtle additions of wasabi root, ginger, and moderate bitterness from earthy and herbal hops round out the palate of this unique and complex beer.
One of our most popular Summer Seasonal beers - this refreshing Berliner Weisse (sour wheat ale) is brewed with the best local Watermelons from Daxing District in Beijing plus a pinch of hibiscus flower, for a big melon kick and a sparkling, tart finish.
Jing-Jing will launch Wednesday, July 18th in the Sunken Garden (LG1 of The Opposite House). The official Grand Opening will be Thursday, July 19th with live DJ and an extended happy hour from 5-9PM.
Jing-Jing Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 5PM-11PM (Kitchen opens at 6PM)
Happy Hour every Tuesday-Friday from 5PM-7PM, save RMB 10 on all beers and cocktails.
Location: Sunken Garden (LG1 of The Opposite House)