"...In 1903, beer-savvy settlers from Germany and Great Britain founded the Tsingtao Brewery in Qingdao, China. Tsingtao brew masters use some of the finest ingredients from around the world. But what makes Tsingtao Tsingtao is the fresh spring water from Laoshan Mountain, the same place China’s ancient religious belief Taoism originated..."
Well, that was what our guide book said at least. Trumped by locals as one of the things we had to do, a trip to the brewery was pretty high on our priority list!
As soon as we heard they gave out free beer and peanuts we had signed ourselves up for the trip so we were quite surprised by how detailed (and interesting!) the museum turned out to be - and by the fact that the plant wasn't just for show; the working brewery is the largest Tsingtao brewery and our (free) beer came straight off the production line!
While I'm not particularly fond of beer, I have to admit the peanuts were delicious...I would probably go back for the peanuts alone!
All in all, it made for a great afternoon out~