Beer and breweries by region
A list of articles and categories dealing with beer and breweries by region.
In 1822, comes into operation the first brewery in La Chimba. Later in 1825 the British physician Andrew Blest opened the first brewery in the city of Valparaiso. In 1850, in the city of Santiago, Valentine Ebner and Andrew Koch established a brewery on the north shore of the Mapocho River. In 1906 changes ownership through the delivery of a majority stake to Carlos Cousiño. In 1896, Joseph Fischer opens the world's southernmost brewery in the city of Punta Arenas. Despite the participation of British in the 19th century, the brewery influences in Chile are markedly German. In 1916, Chadwick family opens “Las Malterías Unidas” (today Maltexco). In 1997, Armin Kunstmann (of German descent) creates Valdivia Brewing Company Ltd. in the city of Valdivia. In the 21st century, Chile will begin to develop a market for craft beers with many brands and varieties.  
With almost 90% of the Colombia market, Bavaria is the most popular Colombian beer.
Beer in Mexico has a long history - Mesoamerican cultures knew of fermented alcoholic beverages, including a corn beer. Two corporations, Grupo Modelo and FEMSA control 90% of the Mexican beer market. Beer is also a major export for the country, being available in 0ver 150 countries, with most going to the United States.
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 good selection of imported beers such as Erdinger and Flensburger from Germany, Strong Suffolk and Abbot from the UK, Corona from Mexico, Heineken from Holland, Sapporo from Japan, Stella Artois (the Belgian brand, but made in Argentina), Quilmes also from Argentina, etc.
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
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 BC 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  in Yerevan - 14 types of beer brand Kilikia (named after a historic Armenian kingdom at the Mediterranean coast) and 1 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 and 1 type of beer brand Aleksandrapol; Lihnitis Sevan Brewery in Sevan - beer brands Kellers and Kellers Gold.
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 best-known beer in Macedonia is Skopsko. There are also Silver Moon, Zlaten Dab, Bitolsko, Gorsko etc.
There are 15 breweries in Slovakia:
- Pivovar Bytča (K. K. Company) - Martiner, Popper, Palatín
- Pivovar Corgoň (Heineken Slovensko a.s.) - Corgoň, Maurus, Stup
- Pivovar a sladovňa Gemer a.s. (Heineken Slovensko a.s.) - Gemer, Zuzana
- Pivovar Horden (Esperia a.s.) - Horden
- Pivovar Hurbanovo (Heineken Slovensko a.s.) - Zlatý Bažant, Heineken
- Pivovar Ilava (K. K. Company) - Richtár, Vartáš
- Pivovar Martiner (Heineken Slovensko a.s.) - Martiner, Martinský zdroj
- Minipivovar M.K. Unipol Trnava
- Steiger (Eduard Rada s.r.o.) - Steiger, Sitňan, Hell, Kachelmann
- Pivovar Stein a.s. - Stein, Pressburger, Premium Pils, Dominik
- Minipivovar Svätý Jur
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).