The world's most popular beer is ...

Few people outside China have ever tasted the top-selling brew in the world.

2.  Tsingtao

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Tsingtao traces its roots to 1903, when a group of Germans and Brits settled in Qingdao, China.

The pilsner has been flowing ever since, and exports to the United States started in 1972.

Tsingtao (pronounced ching-dow) is the most international of Chinese beers, but has a very loyal following in its home country.

The city of Qingdao holds a beer festival each year, an event that gives Munich's Oktoberfest a run for its money.

Source: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics
  @CNNMoney - Last updated September 16 2015 10:49 AM ET

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