Friday, August 8, 2008

German Brewery in China

In the late 1800s,the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II was searching the globe for additions to the empire.Latecomers to the imperial game,the Germans seized parts of coastal China.One such colony was the district of Tsing-tao.German colonists moved in and established trading stations,factories,and farms.They established a brewery to make the national German favorite,beer.The local Chinese took a liking to the fermented brew,and the brewery flourished until 1918,when after the German defeat in World War I Germany was stripped of all her colonies.The Germans in Tsing-tao left,but the local Chinese continued to run the brewery,which to the present day continues to produce genuine German lager beer.

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