Empire Brewing Creates New Beer Using Tea from China

Posted on December 17, 2015

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- You can call it an unlikely drink combination: beer and tea, until now. It started with a trip to China."As we know, the Chinese market is growing dramatically, quickly. They have almost 400 million people in the middle class in China. We took David Katleski of Empire Brewing with us to explore what opportunities might exist for a small business owner here in Central New York," said Rob Simpson, CenterState CEO and president.Katleski was able to find the answer."I met a gentleman named Mr. Ji, he gave me a tour of his facilities. He gave all of us a tour of his facilities, called JingWei Fu Tea and at lunch, challenged me to make a beer with tea," said Katleski...

 

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