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.

New Zealand

Bennett's Belgium Strong

Bennett's Belgium Strong
75An easy-drinking strong ale from New Zealand. It doesn't have the idiosyncrasy or bold character of the best Belgian ales but it's well balanced and pleasant all the same.

Bennett's Classic Black Recommended - Winner

Bennett's Classic Black
83A rich, mellow, ruby-coloured stout that, being fairly sweet, would pair wonderfully well with some creamy desserts.

Bennett's Wellington Lager

Bennett's Wellington Lager
A well-balanced beer with plenty of flavour. This and the other Bennett's beers reviewed are contract brewed for New Zealand beer marketer Maurice Bennett, who doesn't run a brewery.

Green Man Best Bitter

Green Man Best Bitter
75A dark golden, English-style organic best bitter from New Zealand with plenty of body thanks to its chunky malt base.

Green Man Best Bitter

Green Man Best Bitter
78A good, robust beer with a nice sweetness in the mouth and a satisfyingly bitter finish. This was first tasted here in 2006 and the flavour profile seems quite different today, and for the better.

Green Man Celt

Green Man Celt
76A New Zealand take on a ‘dark English ale', blended with beer aged in whisky oak for three months. Nicely done, with the wood influences pleasant and subtle.

Green Man Dark Mild

Green Man Dark Mild
75A mild that delivers on taste even if it seems a touch too bitter for the style. The first of four beers from an environmentally-conscious New Zealand brewery.

Green Man Lager

Green Man Lager
73On the whole a decent organic lager from New Zealand with a good, satisfying finish. The malt base is lush and deep but it's a shame the hops aren't a bit cleaner.

Green Man Strong Editors Choice - Winner

Green Man Strong
85It may be a little light for its strength but this copper-red beer – a blend of a best bitter and a doppelbock that has been aged in whisky casks – is a success. It compares very favourably with t...

Tui Brewery East India Pale Ale

Tui Brewery East India Pale Ale
75Dark amber in colour and unusually sweet for a beer that bears the name IPA. An interesting but quite thin beer from a long-established New Zealand brewery.

A very big house in the country (Thornbridge Hall)
Richard Jones dons his gladrags for an evening of fine beer and food at the magnificent setting of Thornbridge Hall in the Peak District

Why homebrew?
Brought to you by Beers of the World and the Craft Brewing Association Ever fancied making your own beer but don't really know how? Over the coming issues, experienced home brew...

The Netherlands - Dutch courage
The Netherlands has had a rough ride from beer aficionados but is it really that bad? Dominic Roskrow reports

New Zealand's true brew (White Cliffs)
Julie Ihle visits White Cliffs, an organic brewer whipping up a storm Down Under.

Czech Republic - Thank you for the pilsner
The Czech Republic gave the world its most popular beer style. Alastair Gilmour sends his thanks

Japan: Big in Japan
Matthew Knott gets to grips with the beer scene in Japan.

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

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

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

Black Magic
Roger Protz travels to St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin to celebrate the iconic brand's 250th birthday.