China produces and consumes more beer in volume than anywhere else in the world, and Chinese beer is also famous for its good-quality. Its best known beer product is Tsingtao.
The beer was initially produced in 1897 by German colonists, and is the most widely available beer in China. The Chinese provinces have their own beers; Beijing has Beijing beer and so on. Nonetheless, these beers are not renowned for their quality. The beer may be lacking in character, but it makes up for the taste in price.