We’re back we’re back we’re back!

Everyone’s favourite beer festival returns for another year of hidden treasures and beer-soaked pleasures. 

October 16-17 in Beijing!

We’re bringing it all home for the 2020 edition – a much-needed party and a celebration of China’s beer community after a tough, tough year. Best of all: tickets are open now!

A celebration of collaborative brewing in China
16 breweries from across the country
4 free-flow sessions of craft beer
136 unique beers to try!

Every year, the 8×8 Brewing Project pairs 8 breweries from China with 8 breweries from a chosen region around the world to brew 8 kick-ass beers together. Our goal with this is to introduce new beers to thirsty Beijingers, build connections between brewers, and throw a huge bash for everyone involved!

For 2020, We’ve invited 16 breweries from across China, with collaborations between north and south, east and west. There’ll be bold new beers, amazing food, great music and so much more.

8×8 is a labor of love for us, and we’ve built it for wide exploration, deep discovery and pure enjoyment. There will be 136 beers to try across two days, along with special surprises and new tweaks to our magic formula.

8×8 2020 will feature:

楚门津酿True Man Brewing Co. — Tianjin
牛啤堂 NBeer — Beijing
悠航鲜啤Slow Boat Brewery — Beijing
大九酿造Maha Nine — Hohhot
半吨, Half Ton Brewery — Shenzhen
佳卡哈Craft Head — Shenzhen 
高大师Master Gao Brewing Co. — Nanjing 
水猴子Myth Monkey Beer — Wuhu
丰收道酿 DaoBrew — Chengdu 
美西啤酒 Wild West Brewing — Chengdu 
立吞Hopscraft — Chongqing
拾捌精酿No. 18 Brewery — Wuhan
香格里拉啤酒厂Shangri-La Brewery — Yunnan 
行匠Tripsmith — Guiyang 
勿幕精酿Wumu Brewery — Xi’An

Over the summer we connect the 8 pairs of brewers so they can plan their collaborative brews. The project culminates with all 16 breweries gathering at our 2-day festival in Beijing to launch their beers. Each brewery also pours two of their own beers, giving you a total for 40 free-flow beers to enjoy at each session. The brewers will be at the 8×8 festival in person, so you’ll have a chance to learn the stories behind what you’re drinking – straight from the source!

This year, we’ve tweaked our magic formula for even more fun. All the 8×8 fixtures — music, food, tattoos — will return, with more surprises in store as we get closer to the festival date. 

Get Tickets:

  • The 8×8 Festival will have 4 free-flow tasting sessions on Oct. 16-17

Friday 16 October:

VIP Preview Session: 7pm-8pm
Session 1: 8pm-11pm

Saturday 17 October: 

Session 2: 12pm – 3pm
Session 3: 4pm-7pm
Session 4: 8pm-11pm

  • Each session is 3 hours long, so you’ve got time to try as much beer as you’d like!
  • There will be 8 collaboration beers and 32 rotating beers on tap, giving you a total of 40 Beers to try at each session.
  • Across all four sessions we’ll be featuring 136 unique beers 
    (4 sessions x 32 = 128 rotating beers + 8 collaboration brews).


What do the different tickets get you?

  • All guests receive an 8×8 tasting glass to take home
  • Single Session (150元) passes get you into a 3-hour session of free-flow beer, valid for time slot listed on the ticket.
  • All-Session passes (550元) get you unlimited access to all four sessions, and the VIP All-Access Pass (650元) is all that PLUS an exclusive rare bottle tasting with the brewers from 7-8PM on Friday, immediately before Session 1, plus an 8×8 Gift Bag with extra swag!

We hope you’ll join us!