China’s second largest brewery got its start in 1903 when German settlers set up shop, ready to explore the emerging market. It was owned by The Anglo-German Brewery Co. Ltd. until 1916. After that point liquidators decided the best company to take over the brand was Dai-Nippon Brewery, which eventually split into two factions: Asahi and Sapporo Brewery.
Domestically, sales of Tsingtao accounts for 15% of all beer sales in China. Other popular brands include Huarun Snow Beer, Yanjing, Henan Kingstar, and Chongqing.
Due to China’s underdeveloped taste for beer in general until into the 1980s, Tsingtao was forced to strengthen exports or become extinct. If you ask North Americans if they have heard of any Chinese beers, Tsingtao is typically the only answer you get. Other brands like Zhujiang and Yanjing have attempted to compete with little success. Tsingtao remains the number one Chinese beer in America. This one brand alone accounts for 50% of all China’s beer exports!
Getting to the flavour, Tsingtao is a well-hopped standard pilsner with 4.7% alcohol content. It was originally advertised as the only beer brewed with mineral water from the Laoshan Spring; unfortunately this is no longer the case for a good chunk of the beer produced as only the factory in Qingdao has access to it. Rice is used as an adjunct in the mash in order to cut cost. Some argue that this only adds to its unique appeal.
Tsingtao neon signs are rare, attractive and extremely collectable. A popular variety features a green fire-breathing dragon surrounded by text arranged in a circular pattern. Putting one up is great way to show that you are proud of your Chinese heritage, or simply that you like Tsingtao! The design is so sharp that it is a great conversation piece, even if you aren’t crazy about the beer.
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