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.

Spain

Alhambra  Especial

Alhambra Especial
68A strong Spanish lager with plenty of hop character but a rather harsh finish.

Alhambra Mezquita

Alhambra Mezquita
75A dark copper lager brewed in Cordoba, Spain, home to a stunning 10th century mosque (mezquita). Rather strong for sipping in the blinding Spanish sun.

Alhambra Reserva 1925

Alhambra Reserva 1925
65Quite a smooth, golden, Spanish lager but rather strong tasting. The hoppy finish is not bad but the overall impression is that this is just too strong to be enjoyable.

Alhambra Reserva 1925

Alhambra Reserva 1925
73The hops in the decent finish go some way towards redeeming this bright golden Spanish beer, but it's still too obviously strong for its own good.

Cervesera Montseny Lupulus

Cervesera Montseny Lupulus
78The name means hop and this light-golden beer from Spain is totally devoted to that esteemed plant. Fresh, crisp and drinkable but expect only tangy, lemony bitterness.

Cervesera Montseny Malta

Cervesera Montseny Malta
75A Spanish take on a pale ale. Not as richly malty as the name suggests, with hops having the greatest say.

Cervesera Montseny Negra

Cervesera Montseny Negra
78An assertive stout that's perhaps just a bit too tart for some palates.

Cruzcampo Gran Reserva

Cruzcampo Gran Reserva
Golden with bronze copper bronze hue... Aroma presents spicy hops, grainy malt and a slight blackberry note... A strong nose of nettles... Excellent silky malt character... Very good balance... Smooth...

SA Damm Voll Damm
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Strong Lager - Winner World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Marzen/Oktoberfest - Winner

SA Damm Voll Damm
Syrup. Dry finish. Sweet bitter balance. Clean, estery and well balanced. Warming alcohol and sweet palate. Dough-like nose, with a Marmitey overtone. Metallic. Full body, spicy hops, subtle aroma.

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

One lump or two?
It has been suggested that there was room in BOTW for a little more technical stuff. So pay attention, here comes the science bit: Daniel Cooper reports on the use of sugar in brewing.

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.

Border brews (Cumbria and Northumberland)
Adrian Tierney-Jones discovers the beers of England's most northerly counties, Cumbria and Northumberland