Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, June 26 – If you like beer, or pijiu (pronounced “pee gee you”,) and live in China, Tsingtao is definitely a name you know. Tsingtao (pronounced “ching dow” rhyming with “cow”) is the #1 beer in China and supposedly the #1 Chinese beer in the USA. The brewery was started in 1903 by German and British settlers in the city (then village) of Qingdao, China. The logo features the Zhanqiao Pier, which, since being placed on the Tsingtao label, has become famous and is now considered the official symbol of Qingdao. If you don’t like beer, or can’t drink it like me (gluten intolerance), maybe you can enjoy the fact that they partner with Panda International and also sponsor some nice live panda cams, which are from different locations around China. http://tsingtaobeer.com/save-the-pandas/ .