Next Tuesday night from 6-9PM, 京A Taproom is excited to host Moreno Ercolani, founder/brewer of Tuscan brewery Birrificio L’Olmaia, for a night of craft beer revelry as he visits Beijing. We’ll have a limited supply of three of his brews, imported from Italy: La 5, a belgian-style pale ale with German and Slovakian hops; La…
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. Finally, 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 京A taps in Beijing as well as their flagship location, the 京A Taproom, established in Fall 2014.
Flying Fist IPA Bronze Medal – 2014 & 2015 Asia Beer Cup
Guizhou Smoked Chili Porter – Silver Medal 2015 Asia Beer Cup
City Weekend: Best Craft Beer 2014, 2015
The Beijinger: Best New Bar (京A Taproom) 2015
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!
Flying Fist IPA
A double dose of Citra and Simcoe hops adds intense tropical notes to this hophead’s delight.
*Asia Beer Cup 2014/2015 Bronze Medal
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.
Worker’s Pale Ale
A full-flavored American Pale Ale for the Beijing working man. Light, refreshing, and generously hopped for that extra pick-me-up between shifts.
Koji Red Ale
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.
Full Moon Farmhouse Ale
A Belgian Saison farmhouse-style ale originally brewed for Mid-Autumn festival, featuring infused Sweet Osmanthus flower (Gui Hua, a traditional mooncake ingredient) and earthy undertones of Sichuan pepper.
Black Velvet Vanilla Stout
For this brew, we took our favorite balance of chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors from the malt; hop bitterness; and a hint of sweetness to tie everything together. Finally, we added fragrant Papua New Guinea vanilla beans aged in Town Branch bourbon to round things out and add a smooth vanilla finish.
Airpocalypse Double IPA
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 indoors, with windows shut, and revel in an ABV and IBU that is truly ‘beyond index’.
Tuhao Gold Pilsner
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!
At our flagship bar and restaurant you’ll find more than dozen beers on tap， including the full range of 京A ‘s core beers, seasonal and experimental brews, and a selection of guest beers and ciders. Yes, we offer growler fills!
We also serve a dinner menu of our pub food favorites with a Beijing twist, as well as the popular Brewer’s Brunch on weekends.
News & Events
This is our second collaboration with Kjetil Jikiun, co-founder of Norway’s pioneering craft brewery Nøgne Ø (available at the better bottle shops around Beijing). Kjetil has recently left Nøgne Ø to embark on a new project, an upcoming brewery called Solo (or Σολο in Greek) on the island of Crete. At Nøgne Ø, he brewed many award-winning beers, including…
This Saturday at 6PM, we’ll be launching our newest beer, a collaboration that we brewed with Boneyard Beer last month! We love our hoppy Flying Fist IPA and Airpocalypse, and we can’t wait for you to get your tongue ripped out by this Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale (also known as a Black IPA). It’s really one…
All our merchandise, including glassware, apparel, growlers, and more are available for sale at the 京A Taproom 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!)
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