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
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
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.
Worker’s Pale Ale
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.
Koji Red Ale
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.
Full Moon Farmhouse Ale
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.
Black Velvet Vanilla Stout
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.
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. 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’.
Tuhao Gold Pilsner
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.
Party Beer Helles
Lucky 8 Lager
ABV: 6.5% | 50 IBU (Winter/Spring)
An auspiciously hoppy India Pale Lager we brew each winter to celebrate Chinese New Year. This beer hits with a big citrus kick from an addition of fresh pomelo, the fruit of abundance. American and New World hops lend bitterness and floral, citrus, and tropical fruit notes that shine through in the crisp lager finish.
Beijing Bikini Watermelon Wheat
ABV: 4.5% | 15 IBU (Summer)
Nothing beats hot summer days in the ‘Jing like a cold beer and a nice slice of watermelon. So we thought – why not have the best of both worlds?! We load our Beijing Bikini Watermelon Wheat with the best local watermelons from Daxing to create a crisp summer brew with a watermelon kick and a dry, sparkling finish.
Über-Jing Oktoberfest Lager
ABV: 6.5% | 25 IBU (Early Fall)
A full-bodied, toasty Oktoberfest lager brewed in the German Märzen tradition. Vienna and Pilsener malts balance with Hallertauer Tradition hops for a true taste of the old world. Prost!
Guizhou Smoked Chili Porter
ABV: 6.4% | 25 IBU (Fall/Winter)
A beer so smoky, we shouldn’t let it inside of our taproom. Beechwood smoked malt combines with the warming chili spice and fruity notes of smoked dried chili peppers sourced from Guizhou province in southwestern China.
*Asia Beer Cup 2015 Silver Medal
Toasted Chestnut Brown Ale
ABV: 5.6% | 30 IBU (Fall/Winter)
A perfect companion for a chilly afternoon. Boasting a dark amber color, this balanced beer combines warm caramel notes with distinctly toasty flavors reminiscent of Beijing’s roadside roasted chestnuts.
Monster Mash Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 8.8% | 20 IBU (Fall)
Candied pumpkin, ginger and cinnamon – nutmeg and vanilla, all in one batch. You’ll drink it down in a flash ‘cause it’s the Monster Mash!
Dualistic Oversimplification Szechuan Sour
Pineapple Cake Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5% | 16 IBU
A gold-colored pale ale that opens with a burst of fresh pineapple, whose sweet and sour flavor balances with citrus and passionfruit notes from Riwaka hops. Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes added directly to the mash add an appropriate hint of sweetness and a biscuity finish to this cross-the-straits collaboration with Taihu Brewing from Taipei.
ABV: 7.4% | 45 IBU
Our second collaboration with Norwegian craft brewery Nøgne Ø is an invigorating dark ale. We’ve layered the earthy and herbal flavors of aged Pu’er Tea from Yunnan Province over a full-bodied base of roasted malts. Moderate bittering hops allow thedistinctive character of the tea to take center stage.
Buck Wild Summer Lager
ABV: 4.5% | 12 IBU
A light, crisp brew featuring Sichuanese buckwheat tea, brewed in collaboration with Chengdu Harvest Brewing Co.
Pomegranate Beijinger Weisse
ABV: 5.6% | 10 IBU
A lactobacillus kettle sour with late additions of fresh pomegranate juice and hibiscus for a clean, tart flavor. Originally brewed in collaboration with 10 Barrel Brewing and Elysian Brewing.
Imperial Stormtrooper Stout
ABV: 7.4% | 52 IBU
Rather than giving you some speech filled with superfluous Star Wars innuendo and references to how we used Galaxy and Comet hops in a brew kettle far, far away… or how we turned pale malts to the dark side with a red lightsaber’s swish of Carafa 3 and Roasted Barley… we are just going to be honest. It’s an Imperial Stout. The Emperor would love it.
Eightfold Path Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.6% | 65 IBU
An imperial stout featuring eight different malts, including hand-roasted Tibetan Barley, for notes of dark cocoa and coffee. Brewed in collaboration with 10 Barrel and Elysian Brewing.
*Silver Medal – 2016 Brussels Beer Challenge
Nine Rivers Imperial Chestnut Ale
ABV: 8.6% | 40 IBU
In the foothills of the Great Wall lies an area of farmland, known as the Nine Rivers, where the best chestnuts in China are grown. This beer, a collaboration with Norwegian brewmaster Kjetil Jikiun, features local roasted chestnuts and a strong malty backbone to help you through the cold Beijing winter.
Beijing’s first city-wide collaboration (京A, GLB, Slow Boat, NBeer, Panda, and Arrow Factory) is a 4.44% ABV Belgian pale ale, brewed with 4.4 grams of star anise (notice a theme?), 4444 seconds on the boil, dry-hopped with 444 grams of German Comet Hops for a finish of 24 IBU. Fruity and spicy notes from the Belgian style yeast, and a blackberry and blackcurrant hop aroma.
Imperial Koji Saison
ABV: 14% | 25 IBU
In Spring 2015, Alex and Kris traveled to Grimstad, Norway, to brew this radical collaboration with our good friend Kjetil. Together, we created this Imperial Saison brewed with fresh koji from Nøgne Ø’s sake brewery, aged Chinese orange peel brought from the far reaches of the Orient, and a Saison/sake yeast blend. Dry, complex, umami flavors in a beer that defies definition, shocks the senses, and opens the mind to new possibilities!
Hutong Clan CDA
ABV: 9% | 75 IBU
This Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale brings the ruckus with an extreme dose of Pacific Northwest hops and an addition of fiery Chinese ginger. Originally brewed in collaboration with Boneyard Beer (Bend, Oregon).
One Beer Two Systems
ABV: 5.8% | 25 IBU
Suan Mei Tang 酸梅汤 is a traditional sour plum drink brewed by Beijingers during the hot summer months. For the first chapter of this brew at Moonzen Brewery, we took the essence of this “老北京” drink – smoked sour plums, hibiscus, hawthorn berries and dried orange peel – and infused them into a wheat beer.
The second batch of this crisp, refreshing beer will be brewed in Beijing at 京A in Spring 2016, hence the name, “One Beer, Two (brewing) Systems”. 干杯!
ABV: 5.3% | 30 IBU
A collaboration between 京A and Boxing Cat Brewery, this crisp pilsner features fruity aromas from New Zealand hops and lychee fruit additions.
Frenchie’s Mom Summer Saison
ABV: 6.4% | 22 IBU
A collaboration between 京A and The Brew. The peppery character of this French-style saison is complemented by subtle hints of lavender and rose.
One-offs and Experiments
Beibingyang Summer Wheat
ABV: 4.8% | 15 IBU
A fluffy and refreshing summer ale brewed with wheat malt and candied orange peel for pleasant notes of citrus zest, orange blossom and apricot. Mildly hopped with a mix of German and American hops for a smooth, clean finish.
ABV: 5% | 35 IBU
A quaffable take on our Worker’s Pale Ale brewed with Zythos hops, a college diploma, 2 years of work experience, and no criminal record or adjuncts. Pours light copper in color, with brilliant clarity and a dense white head. Grassy, spicy and resinous hop aromas rest on a base of biscuity, lightly caramelized malts.
ABV: 8% | 64 IBU
An ink-black imperial stout brewed with roasted barley from the Tibetan Highlands. A generous dose of New World hops strikes a balance with its rich malt base, resulting in luscious flavors of cocoa and freshly ground black pepper, with a hint of liquorice and lemon zest in the finish.
Lychee Chabuduo IPA
ABV: 5% | 45 IBU
This pale-straw session IPA was brewed with fresh lychee fruit, whose delicate flavor is complemented by hoppy notes of freshly crushed white grapes. Its moderate bitterness and crisp, dry finish, means you won’t regret going back for more to get the job done!
Spring Blizzard IPA
ABV: 6.8% | 55 IBU
Inspired by the storms of white catkin-fluff that hit Beijing every Spring, this pale straw-colored IPA is light, dry, and unfiltered. Fresh hop aromas of citrus and melon intermingle with an infusion of jasmine green tea for a crisp, lasting finish.
Mijiaya Neolithic Ale
ABV: 3.7% | 0 IBU
A 5000 year-old recipe for sour ale recreated with the help of Archaeologists at Stanford and the Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology. Based on their findings at the Mijiaya dig site in Shaanxi province – the earliest evidence of barley-based brewing in China – this beer was made with broomcorn millet, barley, mountain yam, and Job’s tears, plus hawthorn fruit, lily bulb, honey, and snake gourd root… all ingredients available to the ancient brewers of the late Yangshao period (3400 to 2900 B.C.). It was then soured with wild yeast collected on a farm in northern Shaanxi. Brewed without hops, this beer has an effervescent lemon tartness that cuts through the sweet and earthy flavors of its ancient fermentables.
ABV: 4.5% | 30 IBU
A beer for the masses that originated during the Gold Rush of the late 1800’s. The California Common was brewed in shallow open vessels to control fermentation temperatures in the era before refrigeration. Enjoy our modern take on this amber, full-bodied beer with herbal and earthy hop bitterness and a toasty, malt-forward palate.
Galactic Haze IPA
ABV: 7.2% | 50 IBU
A cloudy, straw-colored IPA that blasts off with intense notes of key lime and passionfruit. The palate reveals a bold hop character, where bitterness blends with earthy, spicy hints of black pepper and lightly toasted malt. The crisp, dry finish leads you right back for another sip.
ABV: 7.6% | 55 IBU
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.
ABV: 6.5% | 25 IBU
Our take on the German sour beer known as Gose includes a big addition of Huamei – dried and salted Chinese plums. This wheat beer strikes the perfect balance between tartness and sweet fruit, tied together with a brightening pinch of salt.
ABV: 5.5% | 15 IBU
Jasmine Tea Xanadu
A Berliner Weisse-style ale brewed with an addition of jasmine blossom infused green tea. The nose offers floral followed by subtle notes of green tea on the tart and refreshing palate.
Yunnan Coffee Stout
An invigorating imperial stout brewed with hand-roasted Goodworks Coffee from Ning’er County, Yunnan Province.
Ale to the Chief
Qu Brew （2016）
ABV: 6.3% | 15 IBU
Our second experiment brewing with the key ingredients of Baijiu, China’s national spirit. Brewed with red sorghum and kettle soured with Qu from a baijiu distillery in Inner Mongolia.
Ber Bang Bitter
Fifth Ring Red
A refreshing Berliner Weisse brewed with the best local Watermelons from
Jing-Eh? Maple Saison
YKL Session IPA
ABV: 4.5% | 40 IBU
A summertime session ale brewed exclusively for our Hop Project Takeover on Yongkang Lu.
Raspberry Passion Xanadu
ABV: 5.6% | 10 IBU
A Berliner Weisse with late additions of raspberry and passionfruit for a dry & tart kick.
ABV: 12% | 100 IBU
A revolution is brewing! Gaige Kaifang refers to “Reform and Opening Up”, the program of economic reform that China initiated in the late 1970s. Inspired by the breakneck growth and development of Chinese craft beer, we brewed this unfiltered Triple IPA to reform your palate and open up your mind to new hoppy possibilities. Pale gold with notes of bitter orange marmalade, grapefruit peel, black pepper and licorice. On the palate, resinous hops and a spicy bite of alcohol rule over the rich and chewy malt.
ABV: 6% | 20 IBU
A Spring Saison celebrating the birth of Alex’s daughter Mikayla! Featuring grains of paradise, magnolia flower, and coriander seed.
Suan Ge Pi (酸个啤)
ABV: 5.6% | 20 IBU
A sour fermented with Belgian yeast and dry-hopped with Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand for massive floral, fruity, and hoppy notes, and a puckering tart finish.
Frostbite Winter IPA
ABV: 5.5% | 45 IBU
A great winter warmer that’s guaranteed to drive the chill out. Caramel malts combine with Simcoe and Nugget hops for a full-flavored winter brew with a hoppy bite.
Qu Brew （2015）
ABV: 12% | 30 IBU
A Belgian dark strong ale Brewed with red sorghum and qu, the fermentation agent used to make China’s favorite spirit – baijiu. notes of dark fruit, raisins, and spice.
ABV: 8% | 25 IBU
Launched in celebration of Mexican Oktoberfest, this high-gravity hefeweizen starts off with aromas of bananas and cloves; wheat, sweetness, and spice on the palate; and a kick of alcohol at the finish.
Bingtanghulu Amber Ale
ABV: 5% | 20 IBU
Our 2015 JUE brew is inspired by the famous Beijing street snack that combines the sweetness of cane sugar with the tart kick of hawthorn berries.
Shua Ye 刷夜
ABV: 5.2% | 28 IBU
Shua Ye 刷夜” meaning literally, “to paint the town”. this beer is meant to awaken the Lao Beijing in everyone. This Golden Ale sports a warm golden hue, brought on by adding roasted sweet potato and a dash of cumin to the mash. The result is a perfectly balanced beer with a tinge of spice, smoke, and caramel notes, providing an indulgence of local flavors reminiscent of Beijing’s hutongs on a spring night.
Urban Buzz Honey Ale
ABV: 5% | 12 IBU
Get your buzz on with this golden-hued ale brewed with fresh local honey we collected at the Shangrila Farms rooftop hives in Beijing’s 798 and Sanlitun neighborhoods. Goes down easy, with distinctive floral and spicy flavors imparted by the urban honey.
Jing-A-Ling Celebration Ale
ABV: 8% | 22 IBU
Good things come to those who wait, especially around Christmas! This Belgian-style dubbel was brewed with five spices – orange peel, coriander, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, then matured for one year in our cellar. As you sip this dark and sultry brew get ready for a warm, intense glow induced by its high ABV. Nothing better for helping you recover from a cold, windy day in the ‘Jing.