Tsingtao brewery reported recently that 2008 profits rose 30 percent, buoyed mainly be strong sales in China. The brewery holds a 12.8 percent share of the Chinese beer market. Since there’s like a billion people that live there, that’s a pretty big slice of pie. For me, Tsingtao is all right. Nothing too hot, really. Sometimes when I’m drinking it, I feel like I’m watching a really fantastic fireworks show, only it seems way too elaborate for any pyrotechnic crew to actually be able to pull it off. But maybe that’s just me. And millions of other people who watched the Olympic Games opening ceremony.
UPDATE: Just a follow-up here on my post from yesterday about the Blue Jays. The Jays won again last night — in front of only 16,000 beer-deprived fans — to push their record to 2-0 and take sole possession of first place in the AL East. Still on pace for 162-0, baby! I think the Yankees and Red Sox should just call their seasons now. They’re obviously not stopping the Toronto juggernaut.