China isn’t really known for their beer and it is obvious why at the first sip. Now, that isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy my beer in China, because I absolutely did. I enjoyed it the same way I enjoy a refreshing Coors Light. Sometimes I just really want a Coors Light, sue me.
My favorite brew of China was Guilin Liquan’s 1998 LiQ beer. It was very smooth, refreshing, and a great price at only ¥10 ($1.55). I would also put Guilin Liquan as my favorite brewer in China. I tried two of their crafts. I couldn’t taste much of a difference between the two, but they were both better than the others I had.
On our last couple of days in China, we bunked with a Chinese brewer at the hostel. He was in the middle of a brewery tour in Chengdu. He gave us a list of places to try and talked to us about the growing micro-brew culture in China and how he sees it around the world. It was super interesting to talk to him and we are looking forward to our next trip to Chengdu to check out the breweries he suggested.
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Brew Update – China
New China Flavors: 9
New China Breweries: 8
Beijing Yanjing Brewery – Beijing, China
- Yanjing Beer North American Adjunct
China Resources Snow Breweries – Beijing, China
- Snow Beer 8.0 P Lager
Harbin Brewing – Harbin, China
- Harbin Beer Pale
Master Gao Craft – Nanjing, China
- Baby IPA
Panda Brew – China
- Outlaw Witbier
Shandong Hande Brewing Co. – China
- Baishi Royale Lager
Tsingdao Brewery – Qingdao, China
- Tsingtao Pale
Yanjing Pijiu (Guilin Liquan) – Guilin, China
- 1998 LiQ American Light
- 10P LiQ North American Adjunct