Mark your calendars for the 8×8 Brewing Project, returning to Beijing on October 26-27!
8×8 is an annual international beer festival organized by Jing-A.
Each year eight breweries from around greater China are invited and paired up with eight craft breweries from a specific region in the world. Together, they work to create a series of 8 new collaboration beers, and then pour them alongside many of their own favorite brews at the 8×8 festival in Beijing!
2017 was the inaugural year of 8×8, and if you came, you’ll remember we invited over eight awesome breweries from the Pacific Northwest of the US to partner up some of our favorite comrades in the Chinese craft beer industry.
For 2018, we’ve shuffled a new selection of breweries into the mix from around greater China, and we’ve chosen a new region of the world that’s quite famous for its exciting and vibrant craft beer scene… The eight breweries visiting from overseas this year will hail from Nordic countries, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Estonia!
From Nordic Countries:
Nøgne Ø Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S (Norway)
KEX Brewing (Iceland)
Amager Bryghus (Denmark)
Stigbergets Bryggeri (Sweden)
Dugges Bryggeri (Sweden)
To Øl (Denmark)
The 8×8 Festival will feature 4 three-hour sessions of free-flow beer tasting. The first session kicks off on the evening of Friday, Oct. 26th, followed by three more on Saturday, Oct. 27th.
The eight collaboration beers made specifically for 8×8 will pour at all sessions, so there’s no risk you’ll miss out on those.
Every brewery will have an additional two taps to pour their own beers, and these will change each session, for a total of 8 collaboration brews and 32 rotating beers available at each session.
That means there’ll be 136 unique beers poured throughout the course of the festival!
There’ll also be food vendors to help you keep up with all that beer, a live DJ, and other fun diversions!
Keep an eye out for our continuing updates about 8×8, including information about each participating brewery and the reveal of how the 16 breweries have been paired up!
Tickets will go on sale Sept. 5th, and those of you who plan ahead can look forward to a generous early-bird discount.