Produced in Beijing's Yanjing Brewery, this beer received an exceptional honor in February of 1995 when it was designated as the only official beer to be served at any state banquet that was scheduled to be held in the Great Hall of the People. It received yet another great honor years later when it was designated the official beer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Yanjing is one of the few beers that offers a completely wheat-free choice, and its brewers are proud to use only the best hops, rice and barley malt along with pure mineral water in its creation. This pale lager is enormously popular within the city of Beijing, and that popularity places it sixth on the list with a market share of 1.9 percent. When you try this beer, you can expect a crisp malty smoothness with a hint of hops and an alcohol content of 4.5 percent.