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The Strong Stuff: BáiJiǔ (白酒) Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

Seeing as we’ve already covered beer in a previous post, it’s time now to move on to the strong stuff and talk about China’s most popular spirit: 白酒 (bái jiǔ). If you want to experience drinking culture in China, baijiu will give you an epic crash course in boozing (not to mention a one hell…

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Qingdao (Part Three) Posted by on Dec 5, 2011

So far in our video tour of Qingdao, we’ve seen the famous pier, the Yellow Sea, a couple of churches, the governor’s mansion, and an incredibly crowded stretch of beach. Now it’s time for the main event – the Qingdao International Beer Festival! In its 21st year, this celebration of the nectar of the gods…

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Everything But the Table, Chinese Beer (啤酒) Posted by on Oct 14, 2010

I am often asked “what is my favorite/least favorite part about China,” and usually respond to both questions with one word: beer or 啤酒 (pí jiǔ). This often brings a look of confusion to the questioner’s face, but it’s quite telling of “beer culture” in China. How can you both love and hate Chinese beer? It’s simple.  You…

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