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China

China’s brewing scene has thrived with its economic expansion
PHOTOGRAPHS: JESTER KING, WICKED WEED BREWING, SEAN PAVONE/SHUTTERSTOCK

Beer, like many things, has a long history in China: the Chinese were brewing barley-based beer some 5,000 years ago. Early modern breweries were set up in China by the Russians, Japanese, Czechs and Germans, and even today the craft beer movement has been primarily driven by western expats. But as the middle-class has expanded, Chinese tastes for beer variety have grown, and now a contingent of young, in-the-know Chinese are dominating the scene in cities around the country.

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