Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Is this made in China?

A. No. It was originally born at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (AKA: Asian American Brewing Co.) in Chico, California from 1985-1987. It was a joint venture between Cháu Tiên® USA and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and it was not a contract/private labeling arrangement as it is often being misled or misunderstood. Sierra Nevada sold Cháu Tiên® to its network of distributors and shared a profit with Cháu Tiên® USA.

Q. Will this be made in Vietnam?

A. We will form a joint venture in Vietnam.

Beer History - The Tale of Two Pale Ales

"I would hardly expect a Vietnamese restaurant to discover the best American beer I've ever tasted…it's called Cháu Tiên®…remarkably smooth and rich, without a hint of bitterness."
- Stan Sesser, The San Francisco Chronicle

Chau Tien Pale Ale
US Federal Registered Trademark

"It will [Andy Nguyen's Restaurant], however, provide you with a welcome opportunity to order another Con Rông Cháu Tiên®, a bright, rich, hoppy, and intensely fruity ale…its intricate gold-on-black label, its vibrant aroma and dense, sweetish flavor - in reviewing my notes, I was surprised at how often I referred to the beer's superb, unflagging flavors."
- Mike Dunne, The Sacramento Bee

"Cháu Tiên® is a wonderful beer, a classic dinner brew with a fruity, drinkable characteristic. I believe Cháu Tiên® would work poetically with Oriental and Indian cuisine as well."
- Joseph Izzo, Jr., The San Jose Mercury News

Chau Tien Beer

"For all you do, this Cháu Tiên® is for you!"
- Thomas Johnson, Chico News & Review

"Cháu Tiên® is one of the world's best beers and it is made by one of the most talented microbreweries in the world."
- KGO Newstalk

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