It's busy in the beer scene this week, let's take a look.

Drunk Begining [sic] imports several new beers this week: Green Flash West Coast IPA, Goose Island Sofie, Deus, and eight beers from Ballast Point.

After Flow Brew tried a new recipe and dry-hopped more, the upgraded Foreplay Pale Ale is more aromatic and hoppy.

American brewery Goose Island lands in Beijing after 28 years in business, and will hold a Goose Island Block Party on May 13 at Home Plate (Sanlitun). Aside from the beers, there will be popular bands and DJs, such as Re-Tros, Bed Stars, DJ Edmund, and DJ Choize. Entrance is free with RSVP (via their WeChat above).

Great Leap Brewing, Plastered 8, and Beijinger December 2015 cover model, local tattoo artist Wang Ke of Pins and Needles, collaborated to design a special edition T-shirts for female craft beer drinkers. These shirts are currently available only at Great Leap Brewing Original #6.

Congrats to Jing-A for grabbing several awards at the Shanghai International Beer Festival. On May 19, Jing-A will launch their new beer, Gaigekaifang (Reform and Opening) at School Bar, which is a triple IPA at 12 percent ABV. There are other two beers on sale for RMB 50 on tap: Hutong Clan CDA and Airpocalypse Double IPA. Or just try all three for RMB 100.. Four bands will be featured: The Last Resort, Final Impact, Skin Bad and Goodbye Sunset. Cover charge is RMB 40.

As we posted, on May 14 Jing-A is launching a beer garden at East Hotel Beijing's Xian. The party starts from 5pm, and it's two-for-one on all pizzas, signature cocktails, and draft beer until 8pm. There will be three Jing-A beers on tap: Flying Fist IPA (6.5 percent ABV), Mandarin Wheat (4.8 percent ABV), and Worker’s Pale Ale (5 percent ABV). For group reservations, contact 8414 9810.

North Capital also imports 13 bottled Brewdogs, including Jack Hammer, Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club, This is Lager, Libertine Black Ale, and more, as well as five canned Brewdogs.

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Photos: Drunk Begining, Goose Island, Great Leap Brewing, Jing-A, Xian, North Capital, Tracy Wang


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