With this year's Craft Beer Festival canceled, the organizers have reshuffled their ideas and are proud to bring us Beijing’s first Craft Beer Week between Monday, June 8 and Sunday, June 14.
The week consists of a bunch of separate events throughout the city, testing our drink-and-focus skills.
From Monday to Wednesday, each hosting brewery will have its own events, held during their normal business hours. Each venue will also participate in the launch of the "collaboration beer" on Wednesday June 10, at 7pm – billed as a Belgian-style Pale Ale, brewed in unison by all of our favorite breweries, using imported and local malts and showcasing ingredients home to Beijing.
Then from Thursday to Sunday, visiting breweries’ beers will be tapped at all hosting breweries. Visitors will need to pick up a Beijing craft beer week passport for RMB 300, with: only 100 passports are available, bagging you tasters of all guest beers in town and a t-shirt once you’ve consumed them all.
If that wasn't enough to floor you, throughout Friday and Saturday, all breweries will sell their beers at the festival price of RMB 35, mimicking a "dispersed craft beer festival environment," in the words of the organizers. As long as the weather is good, making your way around all the breweries shouldn't be too much of a task and promises a helluva messy day.
Right now, the following breweries are confirmed, so get ready for a packed week:
Hosting: Arrow Factory Brewing Company Taproom, Great Leap Brewing, Jing A Brewing Company, NBeer Craft Brewing Company, Panda Beer, and Slow Boat Brewery Taproom.
Visiting: Boxing Cat Brewery (Shanghai), Calvin Brewing Company (Hefei), 18 Beer (Wuhan), Le Ble Dor (Suzhou), and Strong Ale Works (Qingdao) (with more to come).
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