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. 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. 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. Centennial Journey Marzen-Octoberfest
87 points
A maple forward Oktoberfest driven by aromas of roasted nuts.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Pilsner
85 points
With its crisp bitterness and a dry finish, this Pilsner is serious, but need not be taken too seriously.