Beer and breweries by region

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This is a list of articles and categories dealing with beer and breweries by region. 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.

Beer and breweries by region[edit]

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

Asia[edit]

Main article: Beer in Asia

Armenia[edit]

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 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.

Europe[edit]

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]

Latvia[edit]

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).

Lithuania[edit]

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).

Macedonia[edit]

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

Slovakia[edit]

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

Spain[edit]

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).

North America[edit]

Mexico[edit]

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[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

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.

Colombia[edit]

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

Peru[edit]

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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