When it comes to beer production, there is one country that outclasses all the rest: China. In 2022, they brewed approximately 9.52 billion gallons of beer.
China's beer production is increasing by three to five percent every year. They also produce the most popular beer brand in the world, Snow Beer.
Three other brands, Tsingtao, Yanjing, and Harbin, take up spots two, six, and eight worldwide, respectively. Craft breweries have also become popular in several Chinese cities.
There are records of beer being made in Southern China as far back as 7000 B.C. Its popularity started at the turn of the 20th century due to Western colonialism and trade.