Here is a list of breweries in China by city. We put the cities in alphabetical order. China is a big country and this was most sensible way we could think to organizing them.
It is a work in progress and I will add to the list as I go a long. I will start with the big cities and a few of my favorite breweries and will go from there.
If you own a brewery in China or want to me to add your personal favorite to the list then please send me us email or comment below.
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List of Breweries in China
Beijing is a big city with lots of breweries to list so we decided to give the capital it own page.
Shenzhen is a Chinese modern city in every sense. Which is crazy when you think it was much more than a fishing port 30 years ago.
In the Guandong province it forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis bordering Hong Kong and close to Huizhou, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Zhongshan and Zhuhai.
Now defined as one of the world’s mega-cities attracting the best in tech graduates and global corporations leading to service industry to cater for this influx.
It means you can get some great local brews which we will details below:
Evil Duck is brought to you by the great minds behind Craft Head; the Shenzhen craft beer institution. Which also makes some of the best ciders made in China.
Based in the heart of Shenzhen with 14 taps offering their own brews and guest beers from carefully selected Chinese craft breweries. There is always something new to try at Evil Duck.
For the hops head among you Exit Plan IPA is a good choice. However you can expect something out of the ordinary too.
They recently had a Kvass on tap made with bread as the source of sugar. Usually found in Central and Easter Europe and made with rye bread.
To see Kvass being offered in Shenzhen even for a short period was refreshing (like the beverage). Shows the experimental of Craft Head and why it is always worth a visit to see what’s new.
To get there, go to Fumin station Exit D, walk towards the McDonald’s and take a right turn. You’ll walk down a road with palm trees. Take your second left. Down this alley you’ll find Evil Duck on the right side.
Address: Building 76, 21 Shuiwei Wu Jie, Futian District (地址 福田区水围五街21号76栋)
Phone: +86 0755 8325 3823
Taps is another craft beer institution of Shenzhen. There is really some good beer to be bad is this city. They have around 12 taps which pours in-house brews and pre-mixed. cocktails
Beers on offer include Berner Weisse Sour, Taps’ signature End of Days IPA, Taps Stout, Cucumber Saison and Hop Explosion.
We would recommend trying flight of their beers to get a handle on all that they offer. Growlers are available for take-out if you want to take your favorite away with you.
Address: Shop 77, HuangTingGangWan, Zhongxin Rd, Nanshan, Shenzhen (Near Wanxia Station, Line 2) 地址 南山区中心路皇庭港湾77号（近地铁2号线湾厦站）
Phone: +86 2161 6171
Opening Times: 6pm-1am (Sun-Thu) | 6pm-2am (Fri-Sat)
Xiamen is one of our favorite cities. It’s located in the Fujian province of China. It has a history as a trade port and the people are different here. Many people remark Xiamen is “China-Lite”.
It boasts good weather most of the year, the coldest month being February. It is has some lovely breweries including one of Asian Beer Networks’ favorite. The first on our list FatFat Beer Horse.
–> FatFat Beer Horse (a.ka. Pangpang Beer Ma)
The taproom (brewery was moved out due to expansion) is an old ice factory whose ice was used to keep the beer made in Xiamen cold.
The machines are still in place and make for fascinating surroundings. The owner/brewer David trained as an architect and it shows in this unique setting for a taproom.
They have a core range with ever changing specials which means there is always something new to try. They recently got a still and so you now can try their absinthe and gin.
For more info visit Fat Fat Beer Horse on TripAdvisor.
Address: Shapowei Art Zone, Daxue Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005
Phone number: +86 187 5023 0350
Black Sheep Brewpub
We must start by saying that Black Sheep beers aren’t brewed on site however they are still brewed in Xiamen so still make the list.
The beers Black Sheep offer are a stout, IPA. American pale ale, wheat beer and blonde ale produced by foreign brewer on Xiamen island.
As mentioned before Xiamen is a craft beer desert with few options. Therefore the fact that Black Sheep have five local brews on to try is worthy of writing about.
Address: No.1703, Huandao E Road | 1F, B Building, JFC Mall, Siming Dist, Xiamen
Phone Number: +86 592 552 0636
Phone number: +86 187 5023 0350
Paulaner Bräuhaus Xiamen
Paulaner Bräuhaus Xiamen is a German themed brewpub. As a matter of fact it is part of a brewpub chain which has several locations across China. Additionally they are all based in 5 star hotels.
At the time of writing they have two beers on tap a Helles and a Dunkel being brewed by a European brewer. The beers are decent enough being a-typical of the style.
Address:98 Hubin Midlle Road, Kempinski Hotel, Xiamen
Phone number: +86 592 235 1613
Friends Restaurant – Peng You Can Ting – 朋友餐厅
Friends Restaurant is only worth noting as there isn’t many other brewpubs to write about. This is a Chinese restaurant with their own brewing kit
The beer isn’t anything to write home about tasting like not so good homebrew but the prices aren’t steep less than 20 RMB per glass. So for the craft beer completest maybe worth the trip.
Friends Restaurant appears to be in Block 6 and is at the bottom end of Shigu Lu next to the Dragon Pool. Also right next to bus stop Shui Chan Xueyuan Zhan, buses 923 and 901 among others stop there.
Address: BLOCK 6, SHIGU LU, JIMEI, XIAMEN, FUJIAN
Phone number: +86 15659812138
The Wrap Up!
At Asian Beer Network we strive to bring you the best news, information and interviews concerning craft beer in Asia. We will continue to add to this list as we go along.
In the meantime if you own a brewery or have a favorite you’d like us to add to the list then please leave a comment below or send us an email.