Register here: http://www.thecolorrun.com.cn/html/shenzhen.html and join us after the run!
BionicBrew is throwing the Inaugural Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival on March 28, all day Saturday.
Location is at 1979 Honey Lake, Qiaoxianglu 1011, Shenzhen. (Xiangmei North Subway station exit B2).
There are other beer festivals in Shenzhen but this one is different. To start, there will only be locally brewed beer from Guangdong and beyond, but no imports. We’re inviting some friends from outside Shenzhen to come and let us taste what they’ve been brewing.
There will also be food from local businesses and musicians from Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and we count on you to help us spread the word.
If you’re a food vendor, a brewer, or just want to get involved, let’s speak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info: http://shenzhencraftbeer.com/
Starting on Tuesday, February 17 we’re going to be in a semi open status. The bar will be open but the restaurant will not be until March.
If you thought the original Bionic was a challenge to find wait until you go on this little adventure. We’re hidden inside an industrial park in Baishizhou off of Shahe Jie. It’s walkable from Baishizhou subway station and very convenient to OCT/Portofino area.
There will be a pin drop posted into the group chat to easily locate it and you can always message me directly for a pin drop.
Bionic Pale Ale 5.6% ABV, 32 IBU
Sunday Session IPA 5% ABV, 40 IBU
Special-K (Kölsch) 4.5% ABV, 19 IBU
Pipe Hitter IPA 6% ABV, 50 IBU
Chocolate Nugget Porter 5% ABV, 25 IBU
Attack at Dawn Saison 5.8% ABV, 25 IBU
Amber 187 7% ABV, 40 IBU
What do you do when you have more beer than kegs? In preparation for our upcoming move we made as much beer as possible and have been storing the beer in the fermentors, which is a good idea until you have to move the fermentors. We tried to open the original Bionic BSZ but the cops squashed that idea in the second week of festivities. So then we bought some more kegs but they aren’t here yet and it’s time to go.
What to do? Sunday Session in the park. Sunday, February 8th from 2p-8p we’re going to have a little get together in the park in OCT.
We’ve got to drain 12 kegs of beer by Monday morning so we can refill them with the tasty treats stored in the final fermentor. Drink all you want for 50RMB.
Our short lived Shekou spot is closed. It was always meant to be temporary and that day has come. It was great to be down there for a bit and make ourselves known to a new group of craft beer lovers. We’ve had a few customers want us to come back so bad they’ve been out scouting for more locations in Shekou. Thanks guys! Keep the ideas coming and perhaps one day we’ll return and put down some real roots.
We had a lot of requests from both the Shekou and Luohu crowd to get a little closer to home so we ended up with a very small tap room in the Peninsula in Shekou. We’ve got a plan for a hidden Luohu bar in the future though!
Our original Baishizhou location will not be reopening due to one of the most unbelievable stories we’re not allowed to share (it’s actually not the neighbors completely) but we have a plan for another one right across the street if we can get one more thing to fall into place. Keep you posted on that later.
For now you can find us at Peninsula 2, Jin Shi Ji Road No 1-2, Shekou, Nanshan District (广东省深圳市南山区蛇口望海路与金世纪路交汇处). If taking the subway, go to Dongjiaotou station on line 2 exit B, like Bionic, and turn right, then right again and walk straight. It’s a 4 minute stroll from exit B to our doorstep.
Wed/Thurs/Sun 17:00 – 22:00
Fri/Sat 17:00 – Midnight (ish)
Tuesday 23rd: 8-10pm
Wed 24th/Thurs 25th: Closed
Fri/Sat/Sun: Normal hours
New Year’s Eve we’re paring up with the Honey Lake Music crew for another big party. This time we’ll bring enough beer to last well into the night.
This week the people of Shenzhen voted us the Best Brew in the city in the annual That’s PRD Magazine food & drink awards!
Thanks a lot from all of us at BionicBrew. We work very hard to bring you the best beer we can in our always challenging to find bar in Baishizhou. Due to some issues with keeping up with demand and an urgent need for a new tap room/brewing facility we’ve temporarily closed our doors. Have no fear, a plan is in the works to bring you a bigger and better spot for you to call home.
We are proud to announce that BionicBrew has been nominated as the Best Brew at That’s Shenzhen 2014 Food & Drink Awards.
Vote for your Shenzhen’s favourite restaurants and bars here: http://vote.thatsmags.com/vote/thats-shenzhen-2014-food-drink-awards/79
To get more familiar with the beer scene in Shenzhen we launched a MeetUp group “Shenzhen Craft Beer Drinkers”. It is meant to give you an excuse to get together once in a while and try craft beers, local and imported, learn more about brewing and meet like-minded people in Shenzhen. We, 60+ craft beer lovers, get together at least once a month and try to meet up at different venues each time. Shenzhen’s beer scene being relatively small, we might end up in BionicBrew every 4th or 5th time:)
The next meetup will be on Thursday September 17th at our neighbours’, the Paradise Store. RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Shenzhen-Craft-Beer-Drinkers-Meetup/events/205916862/
Join the community and find out who’s in it:
In September we’re hosting our friends from KanKan movie Club.
We’ll be showing two movies, Confessions on the 11th, and Chuchelo on the 25th starting at 7:30pm. We’ll have beers at 25rmb to keep you happy.
In just three days we demolished the place next door and combined the two spaces to open it up a bit and prepare to finally start brewing on site. New lights, new bar, lots of new art and finally a toilet, but there’s still lots to do. In September we’re going to focus on setting up the brewhouse so we can brew at the taproom.
A lot of new faces have been coming in recently so thanks to all those who keep on coming back and bringing your friends along. We know it’s hard to find and you pretty much have to be lead by the hand to find the right door.
Friday & Saturday 19:00-02:00 Sunday 17:00-22:00
So far it seems Shenzheners get a late start on their drinking and the bar is pretty dead until about 7 or 8pm. So, we decided to change the hours around a bit. The bar opens a bit later but also stays open later. Remember not to piss off the neighbors and stay inside the taproom after midnight and keep the doors closed. If you walk over to Rose Cafe for some food or a smoke please bring the glasses back.
We built a new website to spread the word about what we do, where we do it, and how you can help us do more of it.
In the spirit of DIY we built our own Crowdfunding platform so we can sell you what you really want (beer) and to keep the 8% that Kickstarter keeps for themselves. If you need a map how to get here, want to learn more about us or our beer, or if you just want to get some beer at a lower price you should visit the site.
It’s not done yet and there’s a lot to add to the FAQ but if you’re living in Shenzhen for at least a few months it’s well worth it because this is the best deal you’ve ever seen on craft beer in all of China.
The details will come out next month but we wanted to go ahead and make an announcement to our friends that BionicBrew is throwing the Inaugural Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival. It will take place November 7 & 8 from Friday evening to all day Saturday. Location TBD.
There are other beer festivals in Shenzhen but this one is different. To start, there will only be locally brewed beer from Guangdong and beyond, but no imports. We’re inviting some friends from outside Shenzhen to come and let us taste what they’ve been brewing. There will also be food from local businesses and musicians from Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and we count on you to help us spread the word. If you’re a food vendor, a brewer, or just want to get involved, let’s speak at email@example.com.
Last Saturday BionicBrew sponsored the monthly Wine & Cheese [and Beer] event by Shenzhen Party. It was great to mingle among new faces, Shenzhen’s expats, guests and locals. Amazed at the variety of great French cheeses and wines, we’ll be back again.
Thanks for those who came by BionicBrew after the event for more and see you soon!