Inside the beginning : Wan Pi Brewery in Harbin, China.
It's a secret to everybody. In Nangang district, down a nondescript staircase, lies Wan Pi Bar. No lit up sign. Just four Chinese characters. In the basement, Han Yu, who's almost 50, brews beer, "because he loves beer". He started 6 years ago. It's a good sized space. His tap handles, from foreign friends. He shows us photos of his 2nd spot he's building, says he's not happy with his progress, but hopes this new space will get him there. He wants to have shows. We sit for 90 minutes, try his new brews, and Lena translates everything I want to say to this man. We talk beer. InBev being assholes. Andy Junk & Lakefront Brewery. How we run shows. Selling. Nobody is doing this type of thing here. He doesn't want money. Just enough to do his thing. We left a bit blown away, and sauced for 50 kuai. Inspirational.