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Encyclopedia > Chinese beer
Past packaging of Tsingtao Beer in a display at the Qingdao Beer Museum

Chinese beer (traditional Chinese: 中國啤酒; simplified Chinese: 中国啤酒; pinyin: Zhōnggúo píjǐu) has become increasingly popular, first in China in the last century, and then internationally in the last few decades. While most Chinese beers are in the pilsner style, other styles are occasionally found, such as Tsingtao Dark Beer. Download high resolution version (800x643, 89 KB)Past packaging display at the Qingdao Beer Museum (Tsingtao Beer), taken 2004-10-03 by pratyeka. ... Download high resolution version (800x643, 89 KB)Past packaging display at the Qingdao Beer Museum (Tsingtao Beer), taken 2004-10-03 by pratyeka. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Pilsener or pilsner is a type of lager beer. ... Past packaging of Tsingtao Beer in a display at the Qingdao Beer Museum Tsingtao Brewery (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (SEHK: 168) is Chinas largest brewery. ...


The history of Chinese beer is around nine thousand years, with recent archaeological findings showing that Chinese villagers were brewing beer type alcoholic drinks as far back as 7000 BC on small and individual scale, with the production process / methods similar to that of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The ancient Chinese beer was important in ancestral worship, funeral and other rituals of Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, and the beer was called as Lao Li (醪醴 in oracle bone script). However, after Han Dynasty, Chinese beer lost its prominence to huangjiu, which was the case for the next two millenniums. Modern beer brewery was not introduced into China until the end of 19th century when Russia first set up a brewery in Harbin, with another three followed (also in Harbin), set up by Germany, Cezch and Russia respectively. For the Sixteen Kingdoms Period state, see Xia (Sixteen Kingdoms). ... Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley. ... This article is about the ancient Chinese dynasty. ... Oracle bone script (Chinese: 甲骨文; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally shell bone writing) refers to incised (or, rarely, brush-written) ancient Chinese characters found on oracle bones, which are animal bones or turtle shells used in divination in ancient China. ... Han Dynasty in 87 BC Capital Changan (202 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–190 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 - 24  - Abdication to Cao Wei 220... Shaoxing jiu, a famous huangjiu Huangjiu (黄酒; pinyin: huáng jiÇ”, lit. ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ...


Tsingtao Beer, produced by Tsingtao Brewery, has been the best selling beer in China for eleven consecutive years, and is also the brand most widely exported to other countries, followed by Zhujiang and Yanjing. Tsingtao Beer is brewed in the city of Qingdao (formerly spelled Tsingtao) which was a German base in the time of unequal treaties and late-colonial western influence in China. The Germans needed beer for their sailors, soldiers and traders, and production continued after they lost the city to the Japanese in World War I. Past packaging of Tsingtao Beer in a display at the Qingdao Beer Museum Tsingtao Brewery (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (SEHK: 168) is Chinas largest brewery. ... Zhujiang beer is a lager beer from China, and is one of 3 Chinese national beer brands (along with Tsingtao and Yanjing). ... Yanjing beer (Chinese: 燕京啤酒; Hanyu Pinyin: yānjīng píjiǔ) is a malty, smooth lager beer from China. ... Tsingtao redirects here. ... Japanese name Kanji: Kana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Unequal Treaties, is a term used in reference to the type of treaties signed by several East Asian states, including Qing Dynasty China, late Tokugawa Japan, and late Joseon Korea, with Western powers and Imperial Japan, during the nineteenth and early twentieth... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Apart from Tsingtao, other major Chinese brewing groups include China Blue Ribbon, Yanjing, Sie-Tang Lio and Zhujiang. Many major international brewers now have interests in, or joint ventures with, Chinese breweries, and popular international brands such as Carlsberg are now produced in China. This gives them access to the Chinese market, while providing capital and expertise to help upgrade local brewing standards, albeit at the cost of variety. Note: Carling beer is not produced by the Carlsberg brewery. ...


Only a few brewpubs exist in China, primarily in major cities such as Shanghai and Beijing which have a resident western community. The most well-known craft brewer in China is Kaiwei Beer House, a brewpub chain based in Wuhan. A brewpub is a microbrewery, often combined with a restaurant, that sells the majority of its beer on premises. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ... For the brand of cymbal, see Wuhan cymbals. ...


Chinese media reported in 2001 that as many as 95% of all Chinese beers contained formaldehyde, to prevent sedimentation in bottles and cans while in storage. [1] This practice has now been made illegal.[citation needed] R-phrases , , , S-phrases , , , , , Flash point -53 °C Related Compounds Related aldehydes acetaldehyde benzaldehyde Related compounds ketones carboxylic acids Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 Â°C, 100 kPa) Infobox disclaimer and references Formaldehyde (methanal) is the chemical compound with the formula...


Chinese beers often contain rice and sometimes rye in addition to barley. For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Secale cereale M.Bieb. ... For other uses, see Barley (disambiguation). ...


Hong Kong beers

Hong Kong has a large brewery owned by San Miguel Corporation, as well as a microbrewery producing several beers for the local market. San Miguel Corporation (PSE: SMC and SMCB) is the largest publicly listed food, beverage and packaging company in the Philippines. ...


List of major Chinese beers

Note: This is a partial list of China's major breweries. The vast majority of China's breweries serve only their local vicinity.

  • Anchor Beer (力加啤酒)
  • Beijing Beer (北京啤酒)
  • Chifeng Beer (赤峰啤酒)
  • China Blue Ribbon (蓝带啤酒)
  • Dali Beer (大理啤酒)
  • Ginsber (金士百啤酒)
  • Guangming (光明啤酒)
  • Guilin (桂林啤酒)
  • Haizhu (海珠啤酒)
  • Hangzhou Qiandaohu Beer Co., Ltd. (杭州千岛湖啤酒有限公司) - producer of Cheerday Beer
  • Hans Beer (汉斯啤酒)
  • Harbin Beer (哈尔滨啤酒)
  • Jinling Beer (金陵啤酒)
  • Kingway Beer (金威啤酒)
  • Kinglong Beer (金龙泉啤酒)
  • Meixue Beer (梅雪啤酒)
  • Mingyuedao (明月岛啤酒)
  • Reeb (力波啤酒)
  • Shanghai Beer (上海啤酒)
  • Snow Beer (雪花啤酒)
  • Tianmuhu Beer (天目湖啤酒)
  • Tsingtao Beer (青岛啤酒)
  • Tsingtao Dark Beer (青岛黑啤)
  • Valor (威尔啤酒)
  • Xinjiang Beer (新疆啤酒)
  • Xinjiang Black (新疆黑啤)
  • Xuehang Beer (雪航啤酒)
  • Yanjing Beer (燕京啤酒)
  • Zhonghua (中华啤酒)
  • Zhujiang Beer (珠江啤酒)

Hangzhou Qiandaohu Beer Co. ... Harbin Beer (Chinese: 哈尔滨啤酒, pinyin: Hāěrbīn Píjiǔ) is a product of the Harbin Brewery. ... Reeb is a brand of beer produced in the breweries of the Shanghai based Shanghai Asia Pacific Brewery Co LTD. If you havent already guessed, Reeb is beer spelt backwards. ... Past packaging of Tsingtao Beer in a display at the Qingdao Beer Museum Tsingtao Brewery (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (SEHK: 168) is Chinas largest brewery. ... Yanjing beer (Chinese: 燕京啤酒; Hanyu Pinyin: yānjīng píjiǔ) is a malty, smooth lager beer from China. ... Zhujiang beer is a lager beer from China, and is one of 3 Chinese national beer brands (along with Tsingtao and Yanjing). ...

External links

  • Zhujiang Beer
  • Tsingtao Beer web site
  • China Lion Brewing Group (English)
  • Official Website of Zhujiang Beer
  • Official UK Website of Zhujiang Beer

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