Countries that Make the Best Beer

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Germany
Highest density of breweries in the world, high quality. How can you even think of America as beernation? Most produced beer there is more like water than anything else (except the pacific coast they have some nice microbreweries) and where is the czech republic?
Denmark and Germany beer is my favourite. There also some good beer brands there!

wizard004

Can't wait for next year's Oktoberfest! Lots of beer, beer, and beers.

monicaaudrey

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2Belgium
Belgium and Germany are the only 2 countries that can claim to best beer country. They both have a very long and rich tradition of making beer and are the most innovative ones. If you count the top ranked beers of those countries together, they leave the rest of the world FAR behind.
Their might be an exception for the pilses. But you can't compare that type with others.

The best beer doesn't mean the best selling beer. Heineken is a good example: sells great, but tastes like piss.
Actually, there are well over 1000 different beers in Belgium; combine this with about 20 different types of beer and a history of brewing that easily dates back to the middle ages, you've got yourself a beer capital of the world.
Excuse me? Germany and Canada are better beer brewers than Belgium? B*tch please, there is a Belgian Beer Bible on my book shelf: 1568 pages, only containing Belgian beers and their information. And that's only for the officially known beers in Belgium...
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3Canada
Amazing variety and so many satisfying beers. Such quality and variety from the big names all the way down to the micros. Even the cheap hobo/student beer JR is pretty fantastic!
Well, honestly I feel that with a more limited variety, the brewery's focus on quality.
You just can't beat Canadian beer! Moosehead Breweries in Saint John, New Brunswick makes the best beer I've ever tasted.
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4United States
If you truly do your homework the US is the answer. Brewing has come along way in the past 10 to 20 years and US artisan/craft brewers are making amazing beers. There are great beers coming from Europe as well but not much exciting from Germany. Great Lambics and sours from Belgium and some great stouts from Denmark, Netherlands, etc.. but the US has all of the styles covered. Great sours, funky brett beers, imperial stouts, BA imperial stouts, barleywines, old ales, and great hoppy IPA's and pale ales. Not really that close and I try to sample every high end beer I can.
Thanks to the craft brewing boom the USA is turning out some of the best beers in the world in a huge variety of styles. The Belgian styles are the only thing I have not seen perfected but when it comes to everything else you will be hard pressed to find something to match the quality of the best brews in the US.
The USA has the best beer in the world. There are micro brews that even will imitate certain import styles of beer like Belgium styles and German styles, but we go beyond the "norm". There are craft breweries that go out of their way to make something interesting that no one has ever had. There are breweries that will research ancient styles and recipes of beer and will re-create that style and recipe. The U.S. has the best beer in the world and that's a fact.
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5Ireland
Frankly the whiskey is better but...
Guiness Extra Stout is the best beer, er, ale, actually, in the world!

Dave0the0Suave

Irish Pride! Super good
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6Italy
Menabrea, Morena, Forst, Castello, Drive Beer, Black Royal and many microbrewerie like: Baladin, Prodel, Loverbeer!

7Greece
Mythos Kicks ass. If you haven't tasted it you don't know what you're missing. Dare to DISCOVER! Take a trip to Greece and discover the beauty of its beaches, lifestyle, beers...Live a little!

8Czech Republic
Czech pils are the best beers in the world. Smooth and effervescent they can be enjoyed during any season. Add a bit of lemon aide on a warm day and you have a tasty Radler. Belgian beers are a failed attempt at imitating wine that began during the period in which wines were banned from the country. Crisp, clean, simple, elegant pils are the standard of quality.
I am from Czech Republic, and we truly do have the BEST beer. Most people do think that Germany has the 'best' beer. Hah! What a joke. It is honestly nothing compared to our Czech's beer. Most people do think that Germany has the best beer only because they never had Czech beer.
For example Pilsner Urquel, Gambrinus, Staropramen, Kozel. All these are good.
Stop believing that Germany has the best beer until you try the Czech one. It is insult for Czech Republic.
Yes I am to from Czech Rupublic and yes no question about it, Czech is the number beer! Because we have the best quality hops. My favorite is Radegast! And nobody will ever outdo czechs in beer or out drink it!
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9Bulgaria
Yes Bulgarian beer is great!
Amazing beer wow its great
Zagorka, Kamenitza, Shumensko, Ariana - Bulgaria's finest

10Mexico
Love this countries verity, look out for Cerveza Indio it is an up and coming star that has been around for a while but is starting to go mainstream with it's amazing taste, especially for a dark beer.
Bohemia best Mexican beer, Corona extra, Tecate, Victoria, XX Lagger, Modelo, just the best beers around the continent.
You can't go wrong with an ice cold Mexican beer, especially the XX
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The Contenders

11Netherlands
Try the Heineken Oud Bruin (old brown) or herfst & winter bok (autumn & winter bock). The cherry beers are also quite nice, although I believe not many of the mentioned beers are being exported. You should really come to Holland and try all the different delicious beer flavors!

naughtygizzi

There is more than Heineken in the Netherlands
Yes I love bock beers!
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12Austria

13England
How the UK doesn't feature high on this list is unreal! Most of the great beer styles caome from Britain (IPA, pale ale, stout, porter, golden ale etc to name a few), and to this day still produce some of the best beers in the world. Not to mention that they're the only country in the world that produces real ale on mass.
England at number 19? It's obvious none of you know a thing about real 'beer'. We're not talking about fizzy horse urine, we're talking about true beer.

This website is hilarious.
Should be top. People who drink beer will agree with this. However, this list is clearly about lager. The rest of the world can drink it, we will stick to the real beer.
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14Australia
"A hard earned thirst needs a big cold beer and the best cold beer is Vic"
VB - the most popular beer in the country that loves beer the most.

see8red

Australia has best climate for drinking cold beer.

ssmith88

Every hour in AUS is beer hour
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15Japan
With Japan being one of Germany's Allies, it received a lot of influence and help throughout the 20th century in creating palatable and crisp beers without sacrificing flavor. I put them above Italy on your list. Even after living in Siena and Florence I still think their beer is overrated.
Not trendy to like it but reliable and perfectly composed.

Kotomitsuki


16Ukraine
Obolon is the best
Few kinds of nice beers. Taste is better mostly from bottle beers. Most common brands Obolon, Lvivske and Chernigivske. I like all of them. Each have different bread taste

17Romania
Because they are drinking a lot of beer...
Romanian are the best.
Try to drink tuborg or ursus and maybe timisoreana

18New Zealand
Steinlager pure that's all I have to say

19Finland

20India
It's new to the industry, but Kingfisher (United Breweries) is trying to put India's name on the best beer lists. Search Nasik on the internet if you want to verify.
Well kingfisher is one of the best beers
Haywards 5000 beer... Best beer in India

21Poland
If you haven't tried polish beer, then you have no idea what good beer is like. HAHA

22Philippines
One of the best, but not the best.

23Denmark
In Denmark we have two major beer production companies, Tuborg and Carlsberg both of wich are great and world renowned, we should be higher on the list.
You have to tast

24Latvia
You won't undertand until you've tried Brengulis or Valmiermuiža!
While its market is full of some low grade beer, the top tier beers (i.E. Užavas, Valmiermuižas, T"rvetes, Mežpils, etc.) are some of the most underrated beers I've ever drank and deserve to be between the top 10 on this list.
If one should judge Latvian beer, he should do it after tasting Brenguļu beer or Iļguciema Dz"rveņu, T"rvetes, Valmiermuižas..

25Portugal
Here in Portugal there are many beers brands like Sagres, Super bok, and many more... There are a preference relationated with the age of the taster, for example, young people drinks more sagres because it�'s image of young society that it�'s very connected with Portugal team of Portugal and is cool drink sagres whille old people like drink suprbock...

26South Africa
Craft beer in South Africa has gotten HUGE, with incredible beers making it's way into the market
Forget castle and the whole SAB! There are brilliant craft beers such as Mitchell's!
South African beer is the best with brands like Castle Lager

Danielsun182


27Jamaica
Red Stripe to the World

28Estonia

29Scotland
Top 5 at least
Innes and gunn
Harvestouns
Ossian
Belhaven
Isle of seil
Skye
The list is endless.

30Spain
By far... The best

31Kazakhstan

32China

33Switzerland
Greath beer some small like appenzeler and martek just super

34Serbia

35North Korea

Just enjoy with Dae dong gang beer.


36South Korea

37Panama

38Bolivia
My favorite beer of all times HUARI Bolivian beer at its best

39Thailand
We have Singha, Chang and Leo

40Brazil
Brazil is the 3rd Country in Global Beer Consumption by Country. We do like and have good beers. Ok, we are no Germany, but I am sure we are at least among the Top 10 in the world.
(Source: Questionnaire surveys Kirin Institute of Food and Lifestyle conducted with brews associations in major countries; The World Beer Market: The 2012 Survey).

41Kosovo
Birra Peja is a top quality beer... Its not the best but from 1-10 I would give it an 8... Its just sad that its hard to find it in usa
Birra Peja.
Kosovo has beers of high quality and they hit the spot!

42Lithuania
Old beer traditions.. BEST BEER IN THE WORLD.

43Georgia

44Slovenia

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