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.

Russia

Baltika  No. 3 Classix

Baltika No. 3 Classix
73A well-balanced if not very exciting strong lager from Russia's biggest brewery. All the Baltika beers are numbered (no. 6 is a porter and no. 8 is a wheat beer).

Zhiguliovskoye Zhiguliovskoye

Zhiguliovskoye Zhiguliovskoye
63A Russian lager with unusual flavours, but lacking finesse. Unless they come up with Western-style labels, you're going to have a heck of a job finding this beer on the shelf. Even the name is in Cyri...

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

Set in stone
Ben McFarland attends a beer dinner organised by Stone Brewing, a San Diego microbrewery making some big beers

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

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

Prowling around Prague
City breaks for the beer enthusiast have never been easier, and you couldn't do better than Prague. But where's the best place to find a good beer? Lubomír Sedlák reports

Toronto the good
Canada is a major player in the beer revolution that is sweeping North America. Robert Hughey seeks out the beer venues in its largest city.

New York, New York,
Intrepid beer hunter Zak Avery explores the city so good they named it twice.

Beer nirvana of the Midwest
Chicago is a beer lover's paradise. Mark Peters gives us a whistle stop tour of some of the city's best bars.

Everything you need to know about... yeast
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role yeast plays

Everything you need to know about cereals
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston considers grains other than barley that can be used in beer

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

The Baltics - Baltic blitz
The Eastern European countries of Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Latvia are still producing some exciting beers. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

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

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

The Baltics - Eurostars
Adrian Tierney-Jones gives us the low down on some exciting Baltic countries producing excellent beers.

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

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.

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

Treasures of the North East
There's a lot of very good beer produced between Berwick upon Tweed and Middlesbrough, writes Alastair Gilmour.

Northern exposure
Prosaic images of England's north west – rain, flat caps, black pudding, Vimto, hot-pot, meat-and-potato pies – are easy to bring to mind but are evidence of lazy thinking. Exploration of the nort...

Worthy of praise
Pete Brown visits the Worthington White Shield Brewery to explore the history of one of Burton's most legendary beers.