International brewing Festival Coming To China In Nov

imageFrom Jing-A:

Jing-A is thrilled to finally announce the 8×8 Brewing Project, China’s first collaboration-based craft beer festival, coming to Beijing on November 3rd & 4th, 2017!

Each year, the 8×8 Brewing Project will pair 8 breweries from Greater China with 8 breweries from a chosen region around the world to brew 8 kick-ass collaboration beers. For our inaugural year we’ve teamed up with some of the hottest breweries from the Pacific Northwest, one of the birthplaces of the modern craft beer movement.The brewery pairs will be revealed soon – they’ll have the whole summer to work together and prepare their collaboration brews. Then, on November 3 & 4, we’ll gather everyone in Beijing to release their collaborations, pouring them alongside each brewery’s own specialty beers at the 8×8 Festival. All the brewers will be there in person, so you’ll have a chance to learn the stories behind what you’re drinking – straight from the source!

From the Pacific Northwest, our partner region for 2017…

  • Breakside Brewery (Portland)
  • Cloudburst Brewing (Seattle)
  • The Commons Brewery (Portland)
  • Culmination Brewing (Portland)
  • Gigantic Brewing Co. (Portland)
  • Holy Mountain Brewing (Seattle)
  • Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver)
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co. (Bend)

From Greater China…

  • Bubble Lab (Wuhan)
  • Fat Fat Beer Horse (Xiamen)
  • Jing-A Brewing Co. (Beijing)
  • Master Gao (Nanjing)
  • Moonzen Brewery (Hong Kong)
  • NBeer (Chengdu/Beijing)
  • Taihu Brewing (Taipei)
  • TAPS (Shenzhen/Chongqing)

-The 8×8 Festival is spread over two days, with 4 free-flow tasting sessions.
-Each session is three hours long, so you’ve got plenty of time to try as much beer as you’d like!
-The collaborations brewed for 8×8 will pour at all sessions.
-In addition, each brewery will feature two unique beers each session.

In total we’ll be putting on tap:
40 unique beers at each session (32 beers + 8 collaboration brews).
136 unique beers across all four sessions (4×32 = 128 beers + 8 collaboration brews)

8×8 Festival Schedule:

  • Friday, Nov 3:
    Session 1 – 8:00-11:00PM
  • Saturday, Nov 4:
    Session 2 – 11:00AM-2:00PM
    Session 3 – 3:30PM-6:30PM
    Session 4 – 8:00-11:00PM

Tickets go on sale May 25th – you’ll find the link to yoopay at

Single Session – 300 RMB

(first 200 tickets at an early bird price of 258)

All-Festival Pass – 988 RMB

All-Festival VIP Pass -1188 RMB

(includes exclusive pre-festival bottle-share with the brewers and 8×8 T-shirt)

Venue: The UCCA Pavillion
UCCA, 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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