After having successfully hosted four Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festivals since 2014, Great Leap Brewing is proud to announce the fifth installment of the BICBF, which will take place at TRB Copper from March 29-31, 2019.
TRB Copper is a formerly state-owned copper wire factory that now has been carefully transformed into a versatile and contemporary culture and event destination managed and catered by the TRB Group.
The festival will continue to be a door ticketed event where guests can meet the brand creators and brewmasters, and will be provided a 150ml branded glass for sampling free-flow beers as well as taste the exclusively paired canapés provided by TRB during five different drinking sessions over the course of the weekend. Each session will be limited to 240 people, which will give guests plenty of time and space to sample beers from a variety of international breweries and get valuable insight from the visiting brewers about their different beers. This year, each session is only 228rmb per session. Weekend Passes (good for three total sessions, one Friday, one Saturday, and one Sunday) are 628rmb, and Deluxe/All Access Pass (entrance to all sessions) are 1028rmb.
While we are still confirming breweries for this year’s event, the following breweries have already confirmed attendance:
From America: Begyle (United States), Left Hand (United States), New Belgium (United States), Pipeworks (United States), Half Acre (United States), Bench (Canada), New Holland (United States), Eris (United States)
From South America: Peñón del Águila (Argentina)
From Europe: Lindheim Ølkompani (Norway), Lervig (Norway), Warpigs (Denmark), Oedipus (The Netherlands), Siren (UK), Buddelship (Germany)
From Asia: Baird (Japan), Minoh (Japan), AJB (Japan), Magpie (South Korea), Young Master (Hong Kong), Sunmai (Taiwan), Heroes (Hong Kong)
From Oceania: Yeastie Boys (New Zealand), Moon Dog (Australia), Hallertau (New Zealand), 8 Wired (New Zealand), Deep Creek (New Zealand), Wolf of the Willows (Australia)
And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Apart from more international brands that will be in attendance and we will announce later, even more breweries will be sending their beer from America via the Brewer’s Association, which will have its own large table at the festival. For the latest updates on the festival follow us on WeChat (ID: BJ_greatleapbrewing).
“Every year, we write how delighted we are to get to organize this festival, and every year it’s true. Since its inception in 2014, we’ve seen the fest grow from 15 breweries from 8 countries and regions to a projected 40+ breweries from over 15 different countries and regions this year, including breweries from entire continents that we’ve never had represented at the festival before. Last year, we saw the festival turn into what we’ve always envisioned, something that Beijingers can be proud of and that represents the true offerings from around the world instead of just what is available here already. We’re excited to get that opportunity again this year.”
– Carl Setzer, owner and brewmaster