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.

Italy

Birra Peroni Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Birra Peroni Peroni Nastro Azzurro
74The herbal notes are interesting, but this pale golden lager needs to be cleaner and fresher.

Birra Poretti

Birra Poretti
70A pale golden Italian lager that has some character but could be smoother.

Pedavena Pedavena

Pedavena Pedavena
75A crisp and competent Italian lager that could perhaps use a touch more body.

Peroni Padova Gran Riserva

Peroni Padova Gran Riserva
77This golden lager certainly delivers in power and flavour but lacks the subtlety and elegance to be a class act.

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

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

Western Europe - Beer from wine country
Although better associated with grape than grain, the nations of France, Spain, Italy and Portugal still have much to offer the beer lover. Richard Jones reports

Italy & Spain: A brave new world
Italy and Spain might be best known for wine, or for cold lagers suitable for quenching a Mediterranean thirst, but there's a lot more going on. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports.

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

Scotland's new national drink
The opportunity to drink a few beers in Scotland has Alastair Gilmour on a ‘high'.

Scotland's biggest little brewery
Ben McFarland visits Harviestoun, a brewery at the forefront of craft brewing in Scotland.