Bored at your desk? You won't be anymore! Because we're about to go around the world, sampling some of the best brews you haven't heard of and a few popular ones that you may not know everything about, either.
The Best Beer Across the Globe
Poland - Tyskie
Tyskie has a golden color to complement its medium carbonation. The beer's sweet and malty taste will have you smiling from ear to ear. Is there any wonder why this pale lager is one of the best selling brands of beer in this Central Europe country?
Random Poland Fun Fact: On Sept. 1, 1939, the German Wehrmacht invaded Poland without any prior declaration of war, hence beginning World War II.
Algeria - Tango
Heineken purchased Algerian brewer Tango for an undisclosed amount in 2008. Tango’s Biere Blonde is the third ranked beer in the country, according to ratebeer.com. The pale ale pours out a delicious aroma.
Random Algeria Fun Fact: Over 90% of Algeria is covered by the Sahara Desert.
Argentina - QuilmesOutside of the lovely bottle branding, the appearance of this alcohol is typical of a light lager, with its small head and only a tad of lacing. It comes with an aroma of cereals and mild bread. The refreshing flavor of Lager yeast that reflects its branding, as its brewer has sponsored major soccer teams, including the Boca Juniors and Argentine National Football Team.
Mild Floral Hops
Random Argentina Fun Fact: The Latin dance and music called the Tango began in Buenos Aires.
Columbia - Poker
In addition to the artist Shakira, Colombia gave us Poker. With only 120 calories and a 4% ABV content, Columbia’s Cerveza goes down smoothly, which is especially relaxing when you’re laying back on a beach.
Random Columbia Fun Fact: Columbia is classified as a “megadiverse” country, ranking as the 2nd most biodiverse country in the world.
Canada - Carling Black Label
Even though this Canadian beer originated in North America, it has traveled to shores across the globe. In addition to Carling Black Label’s thick head, golden brown appearance, the lager goes down smooth. Some would say that it reminds them of apple butter on a saltine cracker - finishing dry and crisp, leaving you ready for more!
Random Canadian Fun Fact: The red leaves hold the record for most gold medals ever won at the Olympics, since taking 14 golds at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Korea - Cass
The pale lager Cass resembles South Korea’s motto of “Benefit Broadly the Human World.” It pours like most American lagers - clear, golden thin white head that is dissatisfied over time. We can pop, drop and catch to that! Cheers!
Random Korean Fun Fact: When you are born in South Korea, you are already considered to be one year old.
Italy - Birra Moretti
Italy’s Birra Moretti is a Euro Pale lager with 4.6% ABV, which is available year round. And it’s been referred to as the Heineken of Italy, as they are the beverage’s owner. Birra Moretti is surprisingly crisp and flavorful.
Lightly toasted barley
Random Italian Fun Fact: Pizza was “invented” in Naples around the 1860s.
England - Marston’s
England’s Marston’s beer, Resolution, goes through a process, called the Burton Union System, where double rows of casks are mounted on a frame with a long trough running above to ferment the beer and generate its very special yeast for brewing more later. The brewing corporation operates over 2,000 pubs across the United Kingdom. Talk about royalty!
Random England Fun Fact: The largest lake in England is named Windermere.
France - Kronenbourg
When you think of France, you usually think wine. France’s Kronenbourg is a beer that will make you reconsider that choice. It's consistent, and has some endearing qualities. Kronenbourg's frothy head that lingers and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Random France Fun Fact: Paris was originally a Roman city called, “Lutetia.”
Thailand - ChangWe’re off to Thailand for our next beer, Chang! It’s a classic beer that deserves to be drank out of a pilsner glass. As seen on the logo of the beer’s label, the elephant is a significant symbol of Thailand history and culture.
Random Thailand Fun Fact: Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice.
Spain - Cruzcampo Gran Reserva
Cruzcampo Gran Reserva pours a crystal clear amber with a big head. It smell originates mostly from yeast and herbal. The hint of sweet malt, caramel and citrus profile sneaks through the increased alcohol content from the original Cruzcampo.
Touch of Hops
Random Spain Fun Fact: The name Spain comes from the word, “Ispania,” which means the land of rabbits.
Germany - Oettinger
Have you heard of Germany’s most popular beer, Oettinger? If not, it may be due to the fact that they don’t do any advertising. The Germans can drink with the best of them, ranking fourth in beer consumption per capita by the WTO. While Oettinger has quite the taste, it’s also recommended for its affordable pricing.
Touch of grass hops
Random Germany Fun Fact: About a quarter of all American citizens claim at least partial German ancestry.
Turkey - Efes
This brew is so widespread in Turkey that it has over 80% of the country’s market share! Efes' light, sweet, carbonated and - more than anything else - refreshing! The soft feel on an amazing taste and alcohol content makes it one of our favorite beers from any region.
Touch of Honey
Random Turkey Fun Fact: The country sits in two continents, Europe and Asia, with 97% of its land on the latter side.
Croatia - Karlovacko
With the Pilsner’s nice, crisp taste that has a smooth finish, Croatia’s Karlovacko is the perfect compliment to a perfect day. If you’re drinking the brew with any sort of meal, we recommend something spicy to go with it! Karlovacko's balanced taste of bitter and sweet will go well with anything.
Random Croatia Fun Fact: The country is credited with the invention of the necktie back in the 17th century.
Vietnam - 333
This is a lager that everyone can appreciate. Its golden bright, clean and clear with a white head of tight bubbles. With a faint tint added to 333’s bready malt deep inside, it goes down smooth on warm summer days. Not to mention, its sweet lemony zest and light crackery malt make the lager intensely refreshing.
Random Vietnam Fun Fact: The currency of Vietnam is called the dong.
That's a rap on the first edition of "What's the Most Popular Beer in Each Country?" Boy, I could certainly go for a cold one right now.
Stay tuned for part two. What do you think of our list thus far? Would you rather have a different brew when venturing to any of the countries mentioned above?