Tsingtao was first exported to Singapore in 1965 under a private distributor and is the first Chinese beer brand to enter the Singapore beer market. With a strong belief in the Singapore beer industry, Mr Liang, after having been with Tsingtao Brewery in Qingdao for 25 years came to Singapore in 1999 and consolidated the brand under Qingdao Brewery Singapore Private Limited (QBS).
During these 20 years, QBS remains the sole and authorised distributor of Tsingtao Beer in Singapore and Malaysia. QBS remains committed to the Tsingtao Brand and is one of the oldest single brand distributors in Singapore. Uncompromising in its quality, Tsingtao is freshly brewed from the seaport city of Qingdao and exported to Singapore directly, ensuring the freshness of the beer enjoyed worldwide.
Tsingtao Singapore carries a range of Tsingtao Signature Collection Beers, a variety of the best-selling Tsingtao beer types globally: Flagship Brew (comes in Quart, Pint, Can and 6-Can Pack), Smooth Draft (Quart) and Premium Lager (Pint).
Tsingtao is available in all leading supermarkets, restaurants, nightspots, coffeeshops and online channels - Redmart and Qoo10
Tsingtao Brewery was established in 1903, by German and British settlers in Qingdao.
The first pilsner was produced using imported grains, local hops planted outside the brewery and fresh spring water from the Laoshan mountain.
The first Tsingtao was served on December 22, 1904.
With its commitment to perfection and high quality brewing methods, Tsingtao won the Gold Medal in the Munich International Exposition in 1906, just two years after the Brewery was established.
Tsingtao goes international. The earliest Tsingtao export record can be tracked back to the 1950s. Most of the beers were exported to Hong Kong, Macau, and the Southeast Asia market.
Tsingtao was first imported to the U.S. in 1972 and became the top-selling Chinese beer in the U.S. market. In the same year, Tsingtao was ranked the 6th largest brewery in the world based on total sales volume by The Barth Report.
Tsingtao launched its first International Beer Festival in 1991 with the goal of developing the culture of beer in Qingdao. To date, the festival has taken place annually in late August and lasts 14 days per year.
In 1993, Tsingtao Brewery became the first-ever Chinese company to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. That same year Tsingtao was also listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, making Tsingtao Brewery the first Chinese company to be listed in both Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Tsingtao becomes an official sponsor of the Beijing Olympics.
Today, Tsingtao has a total of 69 breweries all over China and is China’s most widely exported beer of all times. Tsingtao is exported and sold in over 100 countries in the world – including the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Canada.