One of China's northern most and coldest cities, Harbin is home to extraordinary festivals, breath-taking ice castles, and the country's oldest brewery, which continues to produce a beer that captures all the mystery of the Far East.
And now for the first time in the U.S., China's Treasured Lager is available for your discovery. Harbin: The Secret is Out.
Harbin Brewery Group Ltd., established in 1900, is China's oldest brewer. The company is the No. 4 brewer in China. Harbin Lager is the top-selling brand in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang.
Sharing is at the heart of the Chinese culture, and never more evident than during a traditional Chinese meal. For that reason, most beers in China are sold in large restaurant-style bottles. These larger packages are designed specifically to promote sharing and toasting during a meal.
It is in that spirit that Harbin Lager offers their 600ml bottle. By enjoying smaller servings, you're able to keep the remaining beer on ice. As a result, each drink is as refreshing as the first, which is key when enjoying complex, spicy Asian dishes.
It is customary in China to consume beer from smaller "toasting" glasses, using the traditional Chinese phrase: "Gan Bei, " which
means "bottoms up ", or more literally, "dry the glass."