About Chinese Beer

About Chinese Beer
While beer dates back more than 7000 years ago in China, it wasn't until the early 19th century that modern beer as we know it - produced with malt - was made in China. Today more beer is produced in China than any other country, which should come as no surprise, given China's size and population.

Today there are more than 200 brewing companies in China, primarily turning out pale lagers. Craft beers are on the rise, with dunkel beers being a recent trend. Brewpubs have opened, but again, most of the beers served there have been traditional lagers.

Top Picks for China

Tsingtao Brewing Co. Legend Barrel Aged Lager
94 points
Full of self-love here, awash with caramelized dessert flavors without being too sweet; rich and enveloping without overwhelming the palate.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Alcohol Free Lager
94 points
A rock-solid N/A Beer that delivers the crisp clean flavor of your favorite everyday lager.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Non Alcoholic Beer
Tsingtao Brewing Co. White Beer
93 points
Clean, fresh, fruity, and spicy; a bright yeast driven wheat with a just ground fresh clove flavor.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Retro Chinese Fashion Pale Lager
92 points
A crisp, clean, and mean pale Lager; light and electric on the palate with excellent drinkability.
Awards: 2024 World Beer Championships - Best Pale Lager
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Weizenbock
92 points
Rich and complex with lots of concentrated fruit notes make it a tasty draught.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Belgian Dubbel Trappist
92 points
Rich malt with a graceful nuance; a slow sipping and contemplative beer to enjoy all evening.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. English Style IPA
91 points
Classic English IPA flavor.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best English Style IPA
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Amber Lager
90 points
A delicious, spot-on, autumnal amber lager with great flavor and style.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Amber Lager
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Tsingtao Rose Flavored Wheat Beer
88 points
A creamy, fruity Wheat Beer that's not too sweet yet offers delightful dessert-like flavors.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Flavored Wheat Beer
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Wheat Beer
88 points
A refreshing and quenching wheat ale pleaser.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Wheat Ale