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OUR STORY

京A Brewing Co. is the brainchild of Kris and Alex, two North American guys and long-time Beijingers with a passion for great beer. One cold day in January 2012, they decided to homebrew a hop-forward American IPA to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year. The result, which they named “Hoppy New Year” (what else?!), was surprisingly good, and friends quickly finished off the batch and called for more. The two realized then that the only thing better than drinking full flavored, handcrafted beer is brewing it for others. And so began their dream — to make creative and delicious ales and lagers with only the best ingredients for craft beer fans here in the ‘Jing’.

What began as a hobby with a couple pots and plastic buckets quickly became an obsession. Balancing corporate jobs by day, and brewing by night, Alex and Kris hosted pop-up events around town to showcase the latest creations from 京A. Over the next few months they moved from brewing out of their apartments to borrowing commercial kitchens and guest brewing on other local systems. In Spring 2013 京A Brewing Co. established its own brewery inside The Big Smoke Bistro on Xingfucun, which runs 24/7 to supply an ever-growing growing number of taps in Beijing and beyond. 京A Taproom 1949 opened soon after, and operated as one of Beijing's most popular, award-winning bars from 2014-2017. Finally, in Fall 2017, 京A completed an overhaul of their longtime home at The Big Smoke, transforming it into a new flagship location – 京A Brewpub Xingfucun.

We’re excited to be part of the revolution for locally brewed craft beer that’s just starting to gain momentum in China. Check out our blog or sign up for our newsletter and public WeChat account to follow the 京A story! And thank you for supporting local beer!

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AWARDS

Worker’s Pale Ale – Gold Medal, Brussels Beer Challenge 2017

Worker’s Pale Ale – Gold Medal, International Beer Cup 2017

Airpocalypse Double IPA – Gold Medal, International Beer Cup 2017

Suan Ge Pi – Gold Medal, Asia Beer Cup 2017

Our Beer

We brew with the best local and imported ingredients to make full-flavored, bold, and creative beers that are free of adjuncts and artificial preservatives.

We currently have several core beers that we brew year-round, and many seasonal beers that each year we look forward to brewing, and a long history of one-off and collaboration beers. We love experimenting, blurring the lines, and combining new flavors for whimsical beers in all sorts of styles!

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Flying Fist IPA

ABV: 6.5% | 55 IBU

A double dose of Citra and Simcoe hops adds intense tropical notes to this hophead’s delight. *Bronze Medal - Asia Beer Cup 2014/2015, International Beer Cup 2016

Our flagship American IPA is abundantly dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe for an intense burst of tropical fruit aromas, including passionfruit and pineapple. Pale malts set the stage for flavors of fresh pine and zesty citrus, accentuated by a smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness, and a crisp finish. A favorite among hop-heads, this beer is our go-to IPA for all occasions.
*Bronze Medal – Asia Beer Cup 2014/2015, International Beer Cup 2016

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Mandarin Wheat

ABV: 4.8% | 15 IBU

A Belgian Wit, Beijing-style. Pale wheat malts, local mandarin orange and coriander seed give this beer a sunny color and a crisp, dry finish.

A Belgian Wit, Beijing-style. Pours hazy yellow with plenty of fluffy white head and bright aromas of mandarin orange and coriander seed. On the palate, the mild sweetness of the light grains blend with notes of earthy spice and fresh citrus, ending with a zesty dry finish.

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Worker’s Pale Ale

ABV: 5% | 40 IBU

A full-flavored American Pale Ale for the Beijing working man. Light, refreshing, and generously hopped for that extra pick-me-up between shifts.

A full-flavored American Pale Ale for the Beijing working man. Pronounced notes of grapefruit and pine resin greet the palate, with moderate hop bitterness supported by a backbone of pale and specialty malts.

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Koji Red Ale

ABV: 5.5% | 25 IBU

An experimental ale made with Koji sake rice, wasabi root and ginger. The result is a blushing red color, a fruity aroma, and barrel-like notes.

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.

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Full Moon Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 6.2% | 20 IBU

A Belgian Saison farmhouse-style ale originally brewed for China's Mid-Autumn Festival, featuring infused Sweet Osmanthus flower (Gui Hua, a traditional mooncake ingredient) and earthy undertones of Sichuan pepper.

A farmhouse ale originally brewed to celebrate China’s Mid-Autumn festival. On the nose, this beer features the sweet Osmanthus flower (Gui Hua, a traditional mooncake ingredient). Earthy, peppery undertones of Sichuan peppercorn mingle with sweet malt for a silky mouthfeel and an off-dry finish.

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Black Velvet Vanilla Stout

ABV: 6.2% | 15 IBU

Chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors from the malt combine with the essence of Papua New Guinea vanilla beans aged in Town Branch bourbon.

Our year-round stout seduces with a decadent bouquet of bourbon-soaked vanilla beans. Velvety-smooth flavors of chocolate and coffee lead on to a touch of roasted malt bitterness in a lasting finish.

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Airpocalypse Double IPA

ABV: 8.8% | IBU BEYOND INDEX

Our hazy, unfiltered tribute to the city we know and love and to the people who, whether it’s a blue-sky day or a no-sky day, make it so great. Enjoy it indoors, with windows shut, and revel in an ABV and IBU that are truly ‘beyond index’.

Our hazy, unfiltered tribute to the city we know and love and to the people who, whether it’s a blue-sky day or a no-sky day, make it so great. Intensely kettle and dry hopped, this Double IPA opens up with layer upon layer of citrus, pine needle, and stone fruit aromas. A mix of specialty malts lends a rich mouthfeel and helps carry dank flavors of pine resin, grapefruit, and peach, closing out with a dry finish. Enjoy indoors, with windows shut, and revel in this beer with an ABV and IBU that are truly ‘beyond index’.

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Tuhao Gold Pilsner

ABV: 5% | 30 IBU

Our crisp Bohemian Pilsner features hop-driven aromas from Saaz and New World hops balanced by the beautiful flavor of lightly toasted malt. This beer screams class, like a Lamborghini parked sideways across three lanes!

Our crisp Bohemian-style Pilsner showcases the beautiful interplay between lightly toasted malt and aromatic hops. Pours a brilliant golden color and opens up with spicy and herbal Saaz and fruity New World hops. The gently sweet palate of Pilsner malt is matched by medium bitterness and a clean, refreshing finish.

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Dongbei IPA

ABV: 8% | 55 IBU

This beer's all about the fresh, unfiltered aroma, so pull it in close and drown your nose in a juicy spill of tangerine, peach, guava, and mango. With a pillowy-soft mouthfeel and light bitterness, this beer goes down surprisingly easy for a hop-bomb.

A hazy and intensely dry-hopped Northeast-style IPA. This beer’s all about the fresh, unfiltered aroma, so pull it in close and drown your nose in a juicy spill of tangerine, peach, guava, and mango. With a pillowy-soft mouthfeel and light bitterness, this beer goes down surprisingly easy for a hop-bomb.

Our Bars

  • 京A Brewpub Xingfucun offers an extensive menu by Chef Andrew Dilda, with a focus on slow-smoked Texas BBQ. You’ll find more than a dozen 京A beers on tap, including our full range of year-round beers, plus seasonal and experimental brews and a selection of guest beers and ciders. We also offer bottled beers and growler fills for take-away! In our Back Bar you'll also find six cocktails on tap and a curated selection of Bourbons, Whiskeys, and Rums.

 

  • 京A Summer Pop-up Beer Garden at Damei has over a dozen outdoor tables with two large outdoor screens which will be showing all World Cup matches that start at 11PM or earlier. On tap we're pouring 6 京A beers, with favorites like the Flying Fist IPA, Mandarin Wheat, Worker's Pale Ale, and Tuhao Gold Pilsner, plus two seasonal beers. You'll also find favorites from our Xingfucun Brewpub's menu.

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HOURS & LOCATION

Monday-Thursday: 11AM-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 11AM-2AM
Sunday: 11AM-Midnight

Reservations: (8610) 6416-5195

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57 Xingfucun Zhong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
北京市朝阳区幸福村中路57号 京A Brewpub

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JING-A BEER GARDEN AT DAMEI

HOURS & LOCATION

Everyday 5pm-Late

Screening all World Cup games starting at 11pm and earlier.

For games at 2AM & 3AM we'll stay open late if you call ahead for groups of 10 or more.

Reservations: 18310019871

京A Beer Garden at the West Gate of Damei Central Plaza 达美中心广场
Qingnian Lu No. 7, Chaoyang District (a few blocks east of Chaoyang Park) 
朝阳区青年路7号

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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Find Us

The widest selection of our beers, including exclusive small-batch brews, can be found at 京A Brewpub XFC.
In addition, we’re proud to have our beer on tap at a growing number of bars & restaurants throughout China.
You can find us in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities...
If you'd like to offer 京A at your venue, please contact us!

DDC (Dusk Dawn Club)

14 Shanlao Hutong
山老胡同14号

6407-8969

Tap 19

No.257 Jiashan Road, Shanghai
上海嘉善路257号

021 5430 6379

Hugo Brewpub

22 Zishanlu (Shanghai Garden Pedestrian Street)
成都紫杉路步行街22

18628067599

News & Events

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New 京A Beer Garden @ Damei

Craft beer lovers and football fans can now enjoy an al-fresco pint during World Cup season by visiting the new 京A Beer Garden at Damei West Gate! Our summer pop-up has over a dozen outdoor tables (72 seats) and will be open daily from 5PM-Late. With two large outdoor screens, we plan on showing all…

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One Hop Policy – Nelson Sauvin

Tonight we’ll be launching our new “One Hop Policy” series of single-hop hazy pale ales. The first beer puts the spotlight on Nelson Sauvin, a hop grown in New Zealand whose name derives from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. While most IPAs use several aroma and bittering hops to create a distinctive hoppy blend, limiting ourselves…

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New Beer: Black Tentacle Imperial Stout

We’re launching our latest beer this Friday, and it’s one that’s been 6 months in the making! Black Tentacle is a beer we brewed with Barnaby Struve of Stigbergets Bryggeri (Gothenburg, Sweden) back in November 2017. We’d met Barnaby earlier that year at Brewskival, a Swedish craft beer festival, and soon afterwards he decided he’d visit us…

Store

All our merchandise, including glassware, apparel, growlers, and more are available for sale at 京A Brewpub XFC and at our Weidian store (just scan the QR code or click the link to access it!)

Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally, nor do we ship coasters or labels (sorry collectors, you'll have to come visit us!)

If you're looking to pour 京A beers at a party, you can purchase full cases (24 bottles) of our beers at 京A Brewpub at a favorable price. Our bottled beers are also available for delivery through the 京A online shop on Weidian as well as on several Taobao bottle-shops. In Beijing you can also get bottles delivered immediately through the food delivery services Jinshisong and Sherpas. In Shanghai, find our beer on BottlesXO for rapid delivery!

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Contact Us

Please fill out our contact form to help us get your message to the right person. We promise it’s not a black hole!

Here’s who will receive your email:
General / Media Inquiries – Richard
Distribution / F&B Sales – Kris
Brewpub Bookings for Large Events – Chris

To make a reservation at 京A Brewpub, please call us directly at (8610) 6416-5195

We aim to respond to all questions within two business days.