Beer by region

A glass of beer while holidaying in the beach.

This is a list of articles and categories dealing with beer by region, including breweries and brewing in general. Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage,[1] and is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea.[2] It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented beverage.[3][4][5][6] A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of beer, though beer can be made at home, and has been for much of beer's history. A company that makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company. The diversity of size in breweries is matched by the diversity of processes, degrees of automation, and kinds of beer produced in breweries. A brewery is typically divided into distinct sections, with each section reserved for one part of the brewing process.


Region Article Category List
Africa Beer in Africa Beer in Africa
Albania Beer in Albania
Angola Beer in Angola
Argentina Beer in Argentina
Armenia Beer in Armenia Beer in Armenia
Asia Beer in Asia Beer in Asia
Australia Beer in Australia Beer in Australia List of breweries in Australia
Austria Beer in Austria Beer in Austria
Azerbaijan Beer in Azerbaijan Beer in Azerbaijan
Belarus Beer in Belarus Beer in Belarus List of major beers in Belarus
Belgium Beer in Belgium Beer in Belgium List of Belgian beer
Bolivia Beer in Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Beer in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Beer in Brazil Beer in Brazil
Bulgaria Beer in Bulgaria Beer in Bulgaria
Cambodia Beer in Cambodia
Canada Beer in Canada Beer in Canada List of breweries in Canada
Cape Verde Beer in Cape Verde
Caribbean Beer in the Caribbean Beer in the Caribbean List of beers and breweries in the Caribbean
Central America Beer in Central America
Chile Beer in Chile Beer in Chile
China Beer in China Beer in China List of major Chinese beers
Colombia Beer in Colombia Beer in Colombia List of Colombian beers
Costa Rica Beer in Costa Rica Beer in Costa Rica List of Costa Rican beers
Croatia Beer in Croatia Beer in Croatia
Czech Republic Beer in Czech Republic Beer in the Czech Republic
Denmark Beer in Denmark Beer in Denmark List of breweries in Denmark
England Beer in England Beer in England List of breweries in England
Eritrea Breweries in Eritrea
Estonia Beer in Estonia
Europe Beer in Europe
Finland Beer in Finland Beer in Finland List of breweries in Finland
France Beer in France Beer in France
Germany Beer in Germany Beer in Germany List of brewing companies in Germany
German beer brands and breweries
Greece Beer in Greece Beer in Greece
Hong Kong Beer in Hong Kong Beer in Hong Kong
Hungary Beer in Hungary Beer in Hungary List of breweries in Hungary
Iceland Beer in Iceland Beer in Iceland List of beer brands in Iceland
India Beer in India Beer in India List of beer brands and breweries in India
Indonesia Beer in Indonesia Beer in Indonesia
Iran Beer in Iran
Ireland Beer in Ireland Beer in Ireland List of breweries in Ireland
Israel Beer in Israel Beer in Israel
Italy Beer in Italy Beer in Italy
Japan Beer in Japan Beer in Japan
Jordan Beer in Jordan
Kazakhstan Beer in Kazakhstan
Kenya Beer in Kenya
Korea Beer in Korea Beer in Korea
Latvia Beer in Latvia
Lebanon Beer in Lebanon
Lithuania Beer in Lithuania
Luxembourg Beer in Luxembourg Beer in Luxembourg
Malaysia Beer in Malaysia
Malta Beer in Malta
Middle East Beer in the Middle East
Mexico Beer in Mexico Beer in Mexico
Montenegro Beer in Montenegro
Morocco Beer in Morocco
Nigeria Beer in Nigeria List of beers in Nigeria
Netherlands Beer in the Netherlands Beer in the Netherlands List of Dutch breweries
New Zealand Beer in New Zealand Beer in New Zealand List of breweries in New Zealand
North America Beer in North America
North Korea Beer in North Korea
Northern Ireland Beer in Northern Ireland Beer in Northern Ireland List of Northern Ireland breweries
Norway Beer in Norway Beer in Norway List of beer brands in Norway
Oceania Beer in Oceania
Pakistan Beer in Pakistan
State of Palestine Beer in the State of Palestine
Panama Beers of Panama Beer in Panama List of beer brands in Panama
Peru Beer in Peru
Philippines Beer in the Philippines Beer in the Philippines
Poland Beer in Poland Beer in Poland List of beer brands and varieties in Poland
Portugal Beer in Portugal Beer in Portugal List of breweries in Portugal
Quebec Quebec beer Beer in Canada List of breweries in Quebec
Romania Beer in Romania Beer in Romania
Russia Beer in Russia Beer in Russia List of breweries and beers in Russia
Scotland Beer in Scotland Beer in Scotland List of breweries in Scotland
Serbia Beer in Serbia Beer in Serbia List of breweries and beers in Serbia
Singapore Beer in Singapore Beer in Singapore
Slovakia Beer in Slovakia Beer in Slovakia
Slovenia Beer in Slovenia Beer in Slovenia
South Africa Beer in South Africa Beer in South Africa List of microbreweries in South Africa
South America Beer in South America
South Korea Beer in South Korea Beer in South Korea
Spain Beer in Spain
Sri Lanka Beer in Sri Lanka Beer in Sri Lanka
Suriname Beer in Suriname
Sweden Beer in Sweden Beer in Sweden List of breweries in Sweden
Switzerland Beer in Switzerland
Syria Beer in Syria Beer in Syria
Taiwan Beer in Taiwan Beer in Taiwan
Tanzania Beer in Tanzania
Tasmania Tasmanian beer Beer in Australia List of Tasmanian breweries
Thailand Beer in Thailand Beer in Thailand List of breweries in Thailand
Tibet Beer in Tibet Beer in China
Turkey Beer in Turkey Beer in Turkey List of beer brands in Turkey
Ukraine Beer in Ukraine Beer in Ukraine List of major breweries and beer brands in Ukraine
United Kingdom Beer in the United Kingdom Beer in the United Kingdom
United States Beer in the United States Beer in the United States List of breweries in the United States
Venezuela Beer in Venezuela Beer in Venezuela
Vietnam Beer in Vietnam
Wales Beer in Wales Beer in Wales List of Welsh breweries


Main article: Beer in Africa

South Africa

Main article: Beer in South Africa

Asia & Middle East

Main article: Beer in Asia


Beer has been brewed by Armenians since ancient times. One of the first confirmed written evidences of ancient beer production is Xenophon's reference to "wine made from barley" in one of the ancient Armenia villages, as described in his 5th century B.C. work Anabasis: "There were stores within of wheat and barley and vegetables, and wine made from barley in great big bowls; the grains of barley malt lay floating in the beverage up to the lip of the vessel, and reeds lay in them, some longer, some shorter, without joints; when you were thirsty you must take one of these into your mouth, and suck. The beverage without admixture of water was very strong, and of a delicious flavour to certain palates, but the taste must be acquired."

Currently there are four local breweries throughout the country making a variety of beer types: Yerevan Brewery[7] in Yerevan - 14 types of beer brand Kilikia (named after a historic Armenian kingdom at the Mediterranean coast) and one type of beer brand Hayer; Kotayk Brewery in Abovyan - a number of beers under Kotayk (named after the Armenian province east of Yerevan), Erebuni (named after the historical settlement in the southeastern part of present-day Yerevan), Abovyan and Castelbeer brands; Gyumri-Garejour Brewery in Gyumri - 3 types of beer brand Gyumri (named after the second largest city in Armenia, where the brewery is located), one type of beer brand Aleksandrapol and one type of beer brand Ararat; Lihnitis Sevan Brewery in Sevan - beer brands Kellers. Kellers Gold and Kellers Dark.


Main article: Beer in China


Main article: Beer in India


Main article: Beer in Indonesia


Main article: Beer in Israel


Main article: Beer in Japan


Main article: Beer in Malaysia



Main article: Beer in Singapore

South Korea

Main article: Beer in South Korea


Main article: Beer in Taiwan


Main article: Beer in Thailand


Main article: Beer in Turkey


Main article: Beer in Vietnam


Europe's largest single brewery and single malting facility in terms of installed capacity currently are the Obolon CJSC's production facility in Kiev, Ukraine, and malting facility in Chemerivtsi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, respectively[8]


Main article: Beer in Austria


Main article: Beer in Belgium

Czech Republic


Main article: Beer in Denmark


Main article: Beer in France


Main article: Beer in Germany


Main article: Beer in Greece


Main article: Beer in Iceland


Main article: Beer in Ireland


Main article: Beer in Italy


Beer is a historic traditions in Latvia and is known to have been made before the Northern Crusades in the 13th century. Today, the most popular brand in Latvia is Aldaris (based in Riga).


This Baltic state has a major beer scene in the northern part of the country, centred around the towns of Pasvalys, Pakruojis, Kupiškis and Biržai. The farmhouse brews of the region are highly distinctive, using local ingredients and techniques from pre-Soviet times.

The biggest commercial breweries are located in towns Utena (Utenos alus'), Panevėžys (Kalnapilis), Klaipėda (Švyturys), Kaunas (Ragutis) and Vilnius (Tauras).


The best-known beer in Macedonia is Skopsko. There are also Silver Moon, Zlaten Dab, Bitolsko, Gorsko etc.



Main article: Beer in Norway


Main article: Beer in Poland


Main article: Beer in Russia


The most famous brands in Slovakia are Šariš, Smädný mních (Thirsty Monk) and Zlatý Bažant (Golden pheasant).

There are 15 breweries in Slovakia:

Pivovar Bytča brewery


Some known Spanish beers are Mahou-San Miguel (known as Mahou before the acquisition by San Miguel company), Estrella Damm, Alhambra, Estrella Galicia, Estrella Levante, Cruzcampo, Reina, Dorada and La Zaragozana (Ambar).


Main article: Beer in Sweden

United Kingdom

Main article: Beer in England
Main article: Beer in Scotland
Main article: Beer in Wales

North America


Main article: Beer in Canada


Main article: Beer in Mexico

Beer in Mexico has a long history. Mesoamerican cultures knew of fermented alcoholic beverages, including a corn beer. Only two corporations, Grupo Modelo (owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev) and FEMSA (owned by Heineken International) control the majority of the Mexican beer market. Beer is a major export for the country, with most going to the United States, but is available in over 150 countries in the world.

United States



New Zealand

Main article: Beer in New Zealand

South America


With almost 80% of the Argentine market, Cerveza Quilmes is the most popular Argentine beer. Third in the market is Schneider. The most consumed foreign beers are Heineken and Budweiser.


Main article: Beer in Brazil


With almost 90% of the Colombia market, Bavaria is the most popular Colombian beer.


The consumption per capita in Peru is 22 liters per year.

Three local producers are: Sab Miller, with the local brands: Cusqueña, Cristal, Pilsen, Arequipeña and the Honduran but local-made Barena; Ambev, with the Brazilian, but also local made, Brahma; Ajeper, with the all new Franca. This is a Peruvian company.

Also, there is a selection of imported beers such as Erdinger and Flensburger from Germany, Strong Suffolk and Abbot from the UK, Corona from Mexico, Heineken from the Netherlands, Sapporo from Japan, Stella Artois (the Belgian brand, but made in Argentina), Quilmes also from Argentina, etc.

There are also small local producers of standard beer and many producers of the ancient beer named Chicha, normally made of a local corn named Jora in the traditional "Chicherías".

Beer consumption per capita

Beer consumption per capita by country (2009). Measurements are shown in litres.

See also


  1. "Volume of World Beer Production". European Beer Guide. Archived from the original on 28 October 2006. Retrieved 17 October 2006.
  2. Nelson, Max (2005). The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. p. 1. ISBN 0-415-31121-7. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  3. Rudgley, Richard (1993). The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society. London: British Museum Press. p. 411. ISBN 978-0-7141-1736-2. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  4. Arnold, John P (2005). Origin and History of Beer and Brewing: From Prehistoric Times to the Beginning of Brewing Science and Technology. Cleveland, Ohio: Reprint Edition by BeerBooks. p. 411. ISBN 0-9662084-1-2. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  5. Joshua J. Mark (2011). Beer. Ancient History Encyclopedia.
  6. World's Best Beers: One ThousandCraft Brews from Cask to Glass. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. 6 October 2009. ISBN 978-1-4027-6694-7. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  7. Kilikia-The Leader Of The Armenian Beer Market
  8. Sustainability_Report_2010-11 (Ukrainian)

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