The Tsingtao Brewery was founded in 1903 by German settlers in Qingdao, China.
Tsingtao Lager is brewed and bottled by the Tsingtao Brewery-the 10th largest brewery in the world. Also, Tsingtao Lager is the 12th largest beer brand worldwide. Introduced to the United States in 1972, Tsingtao soon became the top-selling Chinese beer in the U.S. market and has maintained this leadership position ever since. The Tsingtao brand is sold in more than 50 countries worldwide and accounts for more than 50 percent of China's total beer exports. In fact, Tsingtao is the number-one branded consumer product exported from China.