About Lagers from China

About Lagers from China
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. Amber Lager
90 points
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts, buttery toasted raisin sage baguette stuffing, fig and date sweet potato muffin, and wet clay with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an engaging, long finish with accents of honeyed sunflower toast, dried fruit chutney, and molasses cookie. 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. Centennial Journey Marzen-Octoberfest
87 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of mandarin orange, hints of banana custard, and dried figs with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish displaying impressions of spiced caramel and marasca cherry. A rich, dense and flavorful Marzen.