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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. 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.

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AWARDS

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

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% | 50 IBU

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

Mandarin-Wheat

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. Pale wheat malts, local mandarin orange and coriander seed give this beer a sunny color and a crisp, dry finish.

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Worker’s Pale Ale

ABV: 5% | 30 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. Light, refreshing, and generously hopped for that extra pick-me-up between shifts.

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Koji Red Ale

ABV: 5.5% | 15 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 made with Koji sake rice, wasabi root and ginger. The result is a blushing red color, a fruity aroma, and barrel-like notes.

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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 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.

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Black Velvet Vanilla Stout

ABV: 6.2% | 15 IBU

This brew begins with a balance of chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors from the malt, and a touch of hop bitterness. A final addition of fragrant Papua New Guinea vanilla beans aged in Town Branch bourbon rounds it out with a smooth vanilla finish.

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

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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. Enjoy indoors, with windows shut, and revel in an ABV and IBU that is truly ‘beyond index’.

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Tuhao Gold Pilsner

ABV: 5% | 28 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 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 Taproom

At our flagship bar and restaurant you’ll find more than a dozen beers on tap, including the full range of 京A ‘s core beers, our seasonal and experimental brews, and a selection of guest beers and ciders. Yes, we also 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.

WEEKLY SPECIALS

HOURS

Monday-Wednesday: 5PM-Midnight
Thursday: 4PM-Midnight
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday: 11AM-2AM
Sunday: 11AM-Midnight

Phone (Taproom): (8610) 6501-8883

LOCATION

1949 The Hidden City, Courtyard 4
Gongti Bei Lu
Chaoyang district

朝阳区工体北路4号院

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News & Events

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京A on Vacay Photo Contest

If you’ll be traveling this holiday, be sure to bring a 京A t-shirt, hoodie, or hat with you and send us a picture of where you go! We’ll have some prizes in store for the 京A fan that impresses us with the best picture, as well as whoever travels the farthest from Beijing! Please send…

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New T-shirt: Hutong Clan CDA

Rep 京A’s Hutong Clan, the Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale that we brewed in collaboration with Boneyard Beer this winter, with our newest T-shirt! In comes in charcoal heather grey with the big, bad capital H of Hutong Clan on the front and the京A and Boneyard logos on the back. You can pick one up at our Taproom (RMB…

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Hutong Haircut Day Recap

Last Saturday afternoon, 15 men and one brave woman lined up outside Beijing’s best Moroccan/Rum/Sports Bar with a pint of 京A’s Flying Fist IPA in hand and a full(ish) head of hair, ready for the scissors of our hutong barber, Li Shifu. What did we learn? Sitting outside with a wet head can make your ears…

Store

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!)

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, and Taproom Booking for Large Events – Justin
Private Keg Sales – John

To make a reservation at 京A Taproom, please call us directly at (8610) 6501-8883.

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