Beer Producing Countries

Beer producing regions and countries

Beer is brewed in almost every country of the world, and if we have tasted it then it will appear under its country of production.


Dado Belgian Ale Recommended - Winner

Dado Belgian Ale
80An orange-golden beer from Brazil that drinks a lot lighter than the ABV suggests. There are no fireworks, and it's rather one-dimensional, but it's well brewed nonetheless.

Dado Ilex

Dado Ilex
78An interesting, hazy-yellow strong ale infused with a South American species of holly for a peculiar spicy herbal flavour.

Eisenbahn 5 Anos

Eisenbahn 5 Anos
78A celebratory beer in the Vienna lager style, marking five years of the founding of this Brazilian brewery. Crisp, clean and not as sweet as expected. Dry hopped, and it shows.

Eisenbahn Dunkel

Eisenbahn Dunkel
85A clean-tasting, highly quaffable showcase for dark malts without the heaviness of a stout or a porter. The first of this month's excellent beers from a Brazilian microbrewery.

Eisenbahn Kölsch Recommended - Winner

Eisenbahn Kölsch
80A homage to Cologne's great contribution to the beer world. Like all fine Kölsch, this one has the aromatics of an ale but the crisp, clean, spritzy character of a lager. A perfect aperitif drink.

Eisenbahn Lust Editors Choice - Winner

Eisenbahn Lust
85Brewed to be the beer equivalent of Champagne, which means foaming, noisy bubbles are a big part of the package. But beware: all this lively CO2 somewhat deflects your attention from the high alcohol ...

Eisenbahn Rauchbier Recommended - Winner

Eisenbahn Rauchbier
83A very fine take on the German smoked beer style, well balanced, light bodied and refreshing for the ABV.

Eisenbahn Strong Golden Ale Editors Choice - Winner

Eisenbahn Strong Golden Ale
85A strong ale in the Belgian style but very well balanced and not at all clumsy for the strength. The tropical fruit notes would make it great for washing down a curry, especially with chutney and popp...

Eisenbahn Weisenbock Recommended - Winner

Eisenbahn Weisenbock
80Another fine beer from this Brazilian craft brewery. It has set its sights high with this one, with Schneider's Aventinus the top of the tree for this style, but it's a very good effort.

Eisenbahn Weizenbier

Eisenbahn Weizenbier
75Not the subtlest of weissbiers, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with it either.

Pale and Interesting
Our panel of experts give you their take on what to munch with pale ale.

Birra! Birra! Birra!
Adrian Tierney-Jones takes a beer lover's tour of Milan, a great base to explore Italy's burgeoning beer scene.

A fishy tale
Daniel Cooper finds out about the use of isinglass finings in brewing.

Czech Republic: It's Czech, mate
The beers of the Czech Republic have long been revered but in recent years they have become widely available, too. Are they still as good? Ben McFarland reports

Japan - Land of the rising sun
Although the big brewers still dominate, new regional brewers are springing up all the time, reports Andrew Burnyeat

Germany - A very stately brewery
Roger Protz visits German brewery Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world.