For a self-serving introduction to China’s iconic beer, head to the original and still-operating brewery. On view are old photos, preserved brewery equipment and statistics, but there are also a few fascinating glimpses of the modern factory line. The aroma of hops is everywhere. Thankfully, you get to sample brews along the way.

After the tour, there's more to sip all along Beer Street just outside. If you’re taking a bus, get off at the ‘15中’ (shíwǔ zhōng) stop. A taxi from Old Town costs ¥15.