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.

China

Guangzhou San Miguel Brewery Zhujiang Beer

Guangzhou San Miguel Brewery Zhujiang Beer
55Sadly, very little to praise. A strong Chinese lager with the character of a soft drink. Not as good as when last tasted for this magazine. (The name means Pearl River).

Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewery Zhujiang Beer

Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewery Zhujiang Beer
73A mild-mannered, quite chewy lager from China, with unusual flavours. The name means ‘Pearl River'.

Harbin Brewery Harbin Lager

Harbin Brewery Harbin Lager
75A clean and pleasant Chinese lager from the Anheuser-Busch stable. Well brewed even if it's not bursting with flavour.

Harbin Brewery Harbin Lager

Harbin Brewery Harbin Lager
75A more-than-acceptable German pils-style lager from China. The brewery is now part of the Anheuser- Busch group.

Oriental express
Last issue we got stuck into one of the gastonomic world's greatest creations - beer and curry. Now we explore beer's other perfect partner - a Chinese takeaway! Ben McFarland picks up his chopsticks

If you're gong to San Francisco
There's more to this Californian city than meets the eye. Jeff Pickthall reports on a thriving beer culture

In London town
Ted Bruning picks out a few pubs in the Borough

Geordie gems
Jeff Pickthall explores the great city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, looking for the best beer hot spots in the North East.

USA: American Beauties
During the last few decades the USA has experienced a beer revolution. Gary Monterosso reports

The Netherlands - Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Roger Protz goes behind the scenes at the gigantic Heineken brewery in Amsterdam

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

South West: Beer booming in Hardy country
The South West of England is associated with cider production but it has a thriving brewery industry too. Adrian Tierney-Jones acts as tour guide

London calling
Andrew Catchpole looks at the beers and breweries of Greater London, Middlesex and Surrey

God's own country
It covers 6,000 square miles, but does its beer measure up? Alastair Gilmour sets off for Yorkshire.

Stays Sharp's to the bottom of the glass (St Austell)
Sharp's is challenging St Austell as Cornwall's biggest brewer. Roger Protz visited it

Great Scot
The Caledonian Brewery is the last brewery in Edinburgh and after some tough times it is in fine form. Dominic Roskrow visited it