Chinese brews dominated the list of “the world’s best-selling beers of 2013,” with Snow Beer snagging first, Tsing Tao coming in second, and Yanjing and Harbin taking 6th and 8th place respectively. Suck it Budweiser. Check out the complete list below:
3. Bud Light
10. Coors Light
Snow Beer? Yeah, we were surprised too considering that Tsing Tao is practically synonymous with beer in China, and Snow Beer is basically what you drink if the former is too classy for you. Let’s be honest, it tastes like a bottle of Tsing Tao that’s in the middle of being rinsed out with dish soap.
But the public apparently disagrees, as last year the world’s beer drinkers downed more than twice as many pints of this SAB Miller-China Resources collaborative brew as they did Bud Light.
In fact, the overall stats become much less surprising when you consider that Chinese hopheads currently consume about 110 billion pints of beer per year, approximately twice as much as Americans.
We figure it’s still going to be a while before any of Chinese suds make a list of the “top ten tastiest beers,” but with respectable craft breweries shooting up all over China, that day may come sooner than we think.
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