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Beer Name: Taiwan Beer
Beer Type: Pale Lager
Alc.: 4,5%
Brewery: Taiwan Tobacco & Wine Board
Origin: Taipei, Taiwan
Added: November 2005
Rated: Yes
Taiwan Beer is brewed by the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation. It is currently the most popular beer in Taiwan with a marketshare of almost 80%. Taiwan Beer was first brewed in 1920 upon the completion of the first brewery in Taipei. Despite attempts at export, Taiwan Beer remains relatively unknown outside of Taiwan and various overseas Taiwanese communities. A political incident occurred in 2004 when the People's Republic of China refused to allow importation of Taiwan Beer citing a law banning the use of country or regional names in commercial products (Tsingtao Beer itself is named after the city of Qingdao) This was perceived by many in Taiwan as an insult and led to calls to boycott beers from China to this day. A big thank you to Anthony Regan for this beer.