Cool off in China’s seaside beer town

Shandong province’s capital city, Qingdao, is famous for its beaches, German inspired architecture, and China’s signature Tsingtao beer.

To escape the heat this August, Qingdao is the place to be for its annual International Beer Festival.

A festival in honor of the nectar of the gods, beer — how great is that?

Let the brewing begin ... Tsingtao Brewery
Let the brewing begin … Tsingtao Brewery

Every summer, starting the second weekend of August, Qingdao hosts the largest beer festival in Asia with international breweries from all over the globe flocking to the sandy shores of China’s Shandong Province.

If you are a serious drinker or a casual weekend enthusiast, you’ll see the best of China’s beer drinking culture at this event.

Revellers can enjoy a pint of some of the world’s favourites including Heinken, Budweiser, and Tiger.

There are also lesser known beers from around the globe represented.

The festivities include parades, beer tastings, drinking competitions, and much more.

Beer starts flowing on August 10th and doesn’t stop until August 25th.

A trip to the Tsingtao Beer Brewery and Museum is a good way to get to know the city’s beer legacy.

The self-guided tour presents how this beer got its start from German settlers, the current brewing process, the beer’s evolution, and it’s popularity worldwide.

The China Guide can customize any tour to Qingdao.

They can also include tickets to the Qingdao International Beer Festival.


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