Tsingtao Brewery Museum
It goes without saying that in the capital of Chinese beer production you have got to pay toll to the local institution and visit this museum, that impressive is not, but it is worth the experience.
The story started in 1903 when the Germans, taking advantage of the water available from the nearby Lao Shan spring, established a brewery in the site that today hosts the museum. One century afterward the brewery, which in the meantime has changed ownership few times, produces the best-selling beer in China as well as exports to a number of countries overseas.
The museum tells the story of the brewery and the brand, with descriptions, vintage photos and memorabilia. You can also learn about the brewing process, see historical equipment and a current production line in operation. At the end of the tour a glass of beer and peanuts are offered free of charge to visitors.
In my visit only guided tour in Mandarin was available, that didn't help me much as I do not speak any Mandarin.
In summary, a decent museum and good way to spend a couple of hours learning about beer production process and Tsingtao beer.
From the Historical City Center, it takes a 20-minutes taxi drive to get here.