Qingdao Beer Museum

Qingdao Beer Museum: Hours, Address, Qingdao Beer Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Qingdao Beer Museum
4.5
08:30 - 18:00
Monday
08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
08:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:30 - 18:00
Saturday
08:30 - 18:00
Sunday
08:30 - 18:00
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Traveller_Oldie
East London, South Africa255 contributions
Even for the non-beer drinkers!!
Jun 2021 • Family
Well worth the visit even if you are not a beer drinker!! Interesting background on beer and beer brewing in China. The tour ends with a walk through the brewing process and a sample beer.
Written 26 July 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Clean and Educational
Mar 2021 • Couples
The museum was very well thought out and they have lots of memorabilia saved from decades of operations in Qingdao. I enjoyed the museum at the beginning of the self guided tour with its many advertisements, export records and bottle collection (everything from 1903 to KFC). The museum also goes through a thorough history of German ownership, Japanese era, Chinese takeover and modern day expansion.

Tsingtao may not be the best beer but the beer museum was a lot of fun, well maintained and clean. Halfway through the tour there is a little pub where you can grab a small beer and a bag of honey roasted peanuts just after the history area. After the small pub there is the vats and bottling areas. Three quarters the way through there is a large gift shop which had some well made Tsingtao novelties, boxes of beer and ice cream (which included a beer flavoured ice cream which was pretty good). After you pass the gift shop there is the 1903 restaurant where you can grab another free beer.

The regular ticket price was 50 RMB which includes two 200 ml beers and 1 bag of peanuts. There are quite a few different ticket prices which you could pay for depending on your inclination to drink Tsingtao at the beer museum. An option that seemed like an ok deal was spending 80 RMB to get the regular admission plus a 2 L bag of beer. We saw a few couples where one purchased the 80 RMB ticket and they split the beer at the restaurant at the end using the small glasses. There were other tickets which included a pint glass, beer flights or other souvenirs.

If you don't get the extra beer but decide you want more during the tour it will cost double for the beer bag (60 RMB) during the tour. You could also get beer in a bag for pretty cheap at a plethora of restaurants accross the street from the beer museum. In addition to the displays and beer there is a nice open area between the museum and the brewery to take pictures.

We would recommend this museum if you want to learn a bit about Qingdao's history, beer history in China or are a fan of beer.

We figured the closest metro is Lijin Road but it is a bit of a hike from there. Didi is cheap in Qingdao and the drop off is "Tsingtao Brewery Museum - Ticket Office".
Written 27 March 2021
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China533 contributions
When in Rome...
Aug 2020 • Solo
Everyone who comes to town does the Beer Museum. It’s just a thing. It reminded me of the Sapporo Brewery tour in Japan, just not as well done. It’s fine- just not great. You can go through quickly and still learn the basics about how the brewery came to be and how it’s developed over the years. I purchased the ticket + a 6 beer tasting (which was a great deal because it’s basically the half price with a ticket, as compared to just buying the sampler at the bar. The IPA was surprisingly good and if I was able to check a bag for my flight home, I probably would have brought some back with me.
Written 13 August 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,530 contributions
Fun!
Sep 2019
This museum is fun and interesting even for a non-beer drinker like me. It is very organized and everything was self-explanatory. They give you two free samples of the beer while on the tour which I couldn't even finish. The room for the experience of how a drunk person feels was quite fun. This is a very busy place with tourists doing their must-do stop here. Half price for seniors which was very nice!
Written 20 May 2020
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Tina
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A conbination of culture ,history,and current factory.
May 2019
The best beer is in this museum.Much more better any other beer i have been tasted. Qingdao beer bottle one is not good than the fresh one in Qingdao. The museum has been keeping the old Germany factory which was already one hundred years ago. Drinking , learning, and making friends . Good place for enjoying.
Written 21 March 2020
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Surveyor47
Havant, UK1,683 contributions
Very informative
Dec 2019 • Family
If you like a good beer, this is the place to visit. If you also like seafood there are plenty of eateries very close by. The museum has a very structured approach, guiding you through the different areas. The best bit (for most) is the well chilled, raw beer taster at the end. A very good way to spend a few hours.
Written 15 January 2020
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Sillypiggys
Sydney, Australia1,050 contributions
Great exhibition and comes with great beers!
Jan 2020 • Family
Great range of exhibits showcasing the history of the establishment of Tsingtao beer. Easy to get to via Subway Line 2 station Taidong. Get out at exit A, turn left then left again into Dengzhou Road walk 200-300m. We went in January on a weekday and there were hardly anyone. No queues, no crowds. The basic entry was RMB50 pp, RMB25 for students or seniors (69-69yo, 70+ is free). The entry fee comes with two beers (two beers applies for student entries!!).
Written 9 January 2020
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Mike Shang
Shanghai, China583 contributions
Iconic Qingdao attraction
Dec 2019 • Family
We lived in Qingdao for four years and only managed to visit the museum 2 years after leaving.

It's a must visit. Busy but sensibly designed to avoid a crowded feeling. Interesting combination of history and a working factory. Standard adult ticket is 50RMB (80RMB will also get you a bottle of beer with a photo supplied by you). Children over 140cm are half price and under 140cm free.

About two thirds of the way through the museum you will get to enjoy two glasses of draft beer and a packet of peanuts. There is a souvenir shop with plenty of interesting gifts. A must visit.
Written 28 December 2019
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GregCinVA
Norfolk, VA100 contributions
What the Germans brought to China
Dec 2019
The Germans time in Qingdao was short, ca. 23 years, but they forced a lot of cultural changes (architecture being prominent) and European beer making was definitely a big one too. The museum does a nice job of presenting all of the history involved, and an equally good job of showing beer making in Qingdao from 1903 until present. All of the presentations and signage are in English and Chinese, and we had an Chinese and English speaking tour guide (cost extra), but I didn't notice if the audios were in other languages so I'd check ahead. This multi language presentation contrasts with another major Asian brewery, Sapporo, where everything was in Japanese, at least in 2017 when I was there. The beer tasting is good, but not done as an education like it was at Sapporo (how to pour, features of each beer, etc.), but you can sample ones that are not exported at least to the USA.
Highly recommended must do when in Qingdao.
Written 15 December 2019
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11albertc
17 contributions
Must visit
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice museum with Rich history. Don't miss the this museum if you are in Qingdao. Get to try nice beer at end of factory tour.
Written 8 December 2019
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