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Beer Around the World

See how different countries hoist a pint.
United States

United States

These days, the U.S. is most known for its huge craft beer movement, but light, fizzy and cold still remains the most common and most served beer. Top lagers include Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery. 960 1280

  

Ireland

Ireland

You can't think about beer in Ireland without picturing a dark glass of Guinness. The stout is actually not black but a very dark ruby red. And it's said a proper glass must be poured at a 45 degree angle for a perfectly creamy head. 960 1280

  

Morocco

Morocco

Disney's Epcot park visitors will recognize the pale lager, Casablanca, served at the country's pavillion. Other popular beers include the pilsner Spéciale Flag. 960 1280

  

South Africa

South Africa

There's a growing craft scene in South Africa but lagers, like Castle and Carling, still remain the most popular. The original beer here, Umqombothi, is made from malted corn and sorghum. 960 1280

  

Norway

Norway

The most popular beer in Norway year round is a pilsner that originally came from central Europe, but around Christmas time, Norwegians make Juleøl, a dark, malted beer. If you go to Norway during the holidays, know that the varieties of Juleøl at bars are much stronger than what you find in the supermarkets. 960 1280

  

Peru

Peru

Pisco may be Peru's national drink, but cerveza is king in terms of sales and consumption. Popular brews include Cristal and Cusqueña. 960 1280

  

Japan

Japan

Pilsner style lagers, like Saporro, are most common in Japan. But Happoshu, a beer-like, slightly malted drink, is growing in sales. 960 1280

  

Mexico

Mexico

The lightest beer in our roundup, cerveza in Mexico is extremely pale with little hops at all. And the famous lime wedge with Corona? It's speculated that actually started in America in the 1980s. Most Mexicans don't drink it with lime. 960 1280

  

Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica's internationally popular lager, Red Stripe, is very light and crisp, making it one of the best beers for the beach. 960 1280

  

France

France

France is wine country. But there are beers here, though most are mass-produced pilsner lagers. One traditional style you should put on your beer bucket list is the top-fermented, golden Bière de Garde. 960 1280

  

England

England

American travelers are sometimes shocked at how warm and flat the beer is in England. But that's intentional. The country is known for real ale, which finishes in pub cellars instead of at a brewery and only contains natural carbonation. Similar to red wine, real ale tastes better, and reveals its full flavor, if the glass isn't cold and sweaty. 960 1280

  

Italy

Italy

Another country in Europe's wine belt, Italy isn't known for beer. But lagers, like Peroni, are popular and are commonly paired with pizza. 960 1280

  

Germany

Germany

There are so many beer styles and iconic brews in Germany but the most popular style remains the Bavarian Pilsner or "Pils," a bright, blond brew with strong hops. While you might want to call the glass a beer stein, the iconic glass with handle is actually called a beer mug. The word "stein" means stone in German and is not used to describe a beverage container. 960 1280

  

Belgium

Belgium

Belgium is beer country, with more than 160 breweries. While there are so many iconic brews here, a distinctly different beer you have to try is the fruity Lambic, one of the country's oldest beer styles. Try popular varieties like Peche (peach) or Kriek (cherry). 960 1280

  

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

With a reputation for having the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, the Czech Republic is also known for having some of the best beer in the world. The pilsners here are golden and famously foamy. 960 1280

  

Canada

Canada

The most common brews in Canada are similar to those in the States: pale and golden lagers with some hoppy bitterness. 960 1280

  

China

China

Pale lagers are popular in China and most contain rice or sorghum in addition to rye or barley. While most of the world uses hops as a bittering agent, some beers here use melon. 960 1280

  

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