Snow. Snow holds down the top spot for another year. It sold an estimated, and astounding, 101.2 million hectoliters of beer in 2017, beating out runner-up Bud by more than double the volume. Not bad for a brew you've likely never had a sip of — Snow is only sold in China.
Modelo Especial has officially become the bestselling beer in the U.S., surpassing Bud Light among brews purchased at supermarkets and convenience stores. The fact that the Mexican import beat the embattled Bud Light may have come as a surprise to some.
1. Snow Beer 雪花啤酒 Snow is not only the most popular beer in China, but it's also the most popular beer in the entire world! Based in Beijing, Snow was created as early as 1993!
Budweiser was the most valued beer brand worldwide in 2021, with a worth of 16.17 billion U.S. dollars. The brand was followed by Heineken in second and Stella Artois, ranked third. Brand value is a bit of nebulous concept and different definitions exist.
Beer consumption in China. In 2021, China's annual beer consumption (of both domestic and foreign brands) amounted to 45.7 billion liters.
As discussed, Snow is the biggest selling beer in China and therefore the world! So Snow Beer is from China, but where is China is Snow from? The Chinese beer Snow Beer originally comes Shenyang, in the province of Liaoning, China. It was first founded in 1993, making it a relative young pup in the Chinese beer world.
For well over a century, beer has been an important part of the identity of Qingdao, China. But the history of the city's namesake Tsingtao brewery, with its roots in European colonialism, does not follow a straight line from 1904 till now. Saved.
Chinese beer is known for being light and refreshing. The beers usually have an alcohol content of around 3 percent to 3.6 percent, lower than the 5 percent typical Western beers like Carlsberg and Heineken contain. Since Chinese beer is lighter, it makes for an easy drink.
Modern beer brewing was not introduced into China until the end of 19th century, when Polish people established a brewery in Harbin, with another three following (also in Harbin), set up by Germans, Czechoslovaks and Poles respectively.
Branded as the state beer of China, Yanjing is one of the most consumed pale lagers in its home country. As it is a state-owned brand, Yanjing beers are significantly marketed to Chinese consumers, although it is also exported to other countries.
Move over Bud Light, Modelo is now the top-selling beer in the US.
In 2020, China had 350 beer manufacturing companies above designated size, a sharp drop from 470 companies in 2015. The beer industry in China became increasingly concentrated.
The Budweiser from Budějovice has been called "The Beer of Kings" since the 16th century. Adolphus Busch adapted this slogan to "The King of Beers." This history notwithstanding, Anheuser Busch owns the trademark to these slogans in the United States.
The Czech Republic remained the world's top in per-capita beer consumption for the 29th consecutive year since 1993. Among the top 35 countries, eight countries saw a decrease in consumption from 2020 to 2021.
The largest and best-known brewery in China is the Tsingtao brewery in Qingdao in Shandong province in east-central China. It was founded by German settlers in 1903. At roughly 400 million hl (340 million US barrels) of annual production, China now produces more beer than any other country in the world.
It is a Chinese liquor, specifically baijiu (white liquor), which may not sound familiar and is certainly not commonly served in most San Francisco bars, but is consumed all throughout China. With a high alcohol percentage and ABV's ranging from 80% to 120% proof, this fire water is not for the faint of heart.
1. Snow beer (10.3 billion liters) – the most popular boor in China, made by CR Snow (China Resources Snow Breweries Ltd.), a joint venture between british SABMiller, and a Chinese firm, China Resources Enterprises.
When people say a particular spirit has a long history, you might think it was first made a few hundred years ago. Well, Baijiu has been made in China for more than 5,000 years. The country's national drink, it outsells the likes of gin, vodka, rum and even whisky.
Drinks - 2–10 yuan (0.30–1.50 USD)
A can/bottle of beer is usually below 10 yuan. You can also see many milk tea / fruit juice shops in cities. The cost for a cup, usually for take-out, is 5–10 yuan. See The Top 8 China Drinks You Should Try.
Pabst Blue Ribbon 1844, US$44 for 750ml
This Chinese-manufactured American pale ale may only be 6% ABV, but it's bursting with flavour as it is brewed with German caramel malt and American cascade hops.
According to country-wide consumption, Asahi Super Dry is the most popular Japanese beer in Japan. Its main competitor is Sapporo Premium. For its signature dry but crisp flavor, it's arguably the most popular Japanese beer outside of the country as well.