I'll be headed to Beijing and Xi'an for a week next week. Mostly we will be doing a whirlwind tour of the historical sites and stuffing our faces with delicious Chinese food, but I would love to know where the best places are to sample the better local offerings in these two cities. Even if its liquor stores and I have to drink them in the hotel room; I would still like to try a smattering of different styles. I did a search and there's only two relevant threads from the last two years; most of the threads have to do with Shanghai. I am not expecting Cantillon on the shelf or anything (though these are welcome), but would be interested in the local beer scene! Gan bay!