List of beer and breweries by region

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This is a list of articles and categories dealing with beer and breweries by region: the breweries and beers in various regions. Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic drink,[1] and is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea.[2] It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented drink.[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 List of breweries 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
Cyprus Beer in Cyprus Beer in Cyprus
Czech Republic Beer in Czech Republic Beer in the Czech Republic
Denmark Beer in Denmark Beer in Denmark List of breweries in Denmark
Egypt Beer in Egypt Beer in Egypt
England Beer in England Beer in England List of breweries in England
Eritrea Breweries in Eritrea
Estonia Beer in Estonia Beer in Estonia
Ethiopia Beer in Ethiopia Beer in Ethiopia
Europe Beer in Europe
Fiji Beer in Fiji Beer in Fiji
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 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
Myanmar Beer in Myanmar Beer in Myanmar
Nigeria Beer 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 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 major breweries and beer brands in Norway
Oceania Beer in Oceania
Pakistan Beer in Pakistan
Palestine Beer in Palestine Beer in Palestine List of breweries in Palestine
Panama Beer in 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 Beer in Quebec 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
Switzerland Beer in Switzerland Beer in Switzerland
Syria Beer in Syria Beer in Syria
Taiwan Beer in Taiwan Beer in Taiwan
Tanzania Beer in Tanzania
Tasmania Beer in Tasmania 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



Cape Verde[edit]






South Africa[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 drink 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 drink without admixture of water was very strong, and of a delicious flavour to certain palates, but the taste must be acquired."

Currently there are six local brewing companies throughout the country producing a variety of beer types:

  • Beer of Yerevan Brewery[7] in Yerevan: around 15 types of beer are served by the brewery, mainly under the brand Kilikia (named after a historic Armenian kingdom at the Mediterranean coast) as well as some other brands.
  • Gyumri Beer Brewery in Gyumri: the company produces a variety of lager beer under 3 brands: Gyumri, Aleksandrapol and Ararat.
  • Kotayk Brewery in Abovyan: a variety of lager beer under the brand Kotayk (named after the Armenian Kotayk Province), as well as Erebuni and Urartu.
  • Lihnitis Sevan Brewery in Sevan: the company produces the Kellers beer.
  • Hayasy Group in Voskevaz village, Aragatsotn Province: currently producing under the brand Hayasy.[8]
  • Dilijan Brewery in Dilijan: producing under the brand Dilijan.[9]

In addition to brewing factories, the country is also home to 8 microbreweries/brewpubs, that produce and serve draught/unfiltered beer in Armenia.


Hong Kong[edit]








The dominant brewery in Myanmar, with an approximately 80% share of the market, is Myanmar Brewery, which is 45% owned by Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited. Myanmar Brewery's beers include Myanmar Beer, Double Strong Beer, Andaman Gold (Red) and Andaman Gold (Blue). In 2015 Myanmar Brewery entered into a joint venture with Kirin Brewery to produce and distribute its beers in the country. In 2013 the Carlsberg Group signed an agreement with Myanmar Golden Star, establishing Myanmar Carlsberg Company Ltd. Myanmar Carlsberg Company opened a $75 million brewery in May 2015 which now produces Carlsberg and Turborg locally, together with a new beer, Yoma. In July 2015 Heineken International opened a $60 million brewery in Yangon, in a joint venture with a local company, Alliance Brewery Company. The brewery produces Tiger, Heineken, ABC stout and a new rice beer, Regal Seven.

North Korea[edit]

North Korea has at least ten major breweries and many microbreweries that supply a wide range of beer products.[10][11][12] The top brand is the light lager Taedonggang which is internationally known for its quality.[13]

The country's problems with goods distribution and power output has forced North Korean brewers to innovate. To minimize distribution, many restaurants and hotels maintain their own microbreweries. Because unreliable power supply makes it difficult to refrigerate beer, North Koreans have developed their own steam beer, an originally American beer style brewed in higher than normal temperatures, that is widely available.[12]

Although the Korean liquor soju is preferred,[14] beer comes second when it comes to consumption.[15] Since the 1980s, beer has been within reach of ordinary North Koreans,[16] though it is still rationed. Tourists, on the other hand, enjoy inexpensive beer without such limitations.[17]



South Korea[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]






Europe's largest single brewery and single malting facility in terms of installed capacity currently are the Obolon CJSC's production facility in Kyiv, Ukraine, and malting facility in Chemerivtsi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, respectively[18]


The best known beer in Albania is Birra Tirana. Also well-known beer brands are Birra Korça, Birra Kaon, Birra Puka and Birra Stela.




Czech Republic[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).


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).

North Macedonia[edit]

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



In addition to the major breweries that mostly brew pilsner beer, there are a number of microbreweries brewing a variety of other types of beer.







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

There are 15 breweries in Slovakia:


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).


United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]



Beer in Mexico has a long history. Mesoamerican cultures knew of fermented alcoholic drinks, 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]



Cook Islands[edit]


New Caledonia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]


Solomon Islands[edit]



South America[edit]


The predominant brewery in Argentina is AB InBev with a 65% of the market, with brands such as Quilmes, Brahma, Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. The second largest brewery is Compañía de las Cervecerías Unidas with a 33% share, which produces Heineken, Schneider, Imperial and Isenbeck. The best selling brands are Brahma, Quilmes, Schneider and Imperial.[19]



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[edit]

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

See also[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. ^ Hayasy Group
  9. ^ "A new beer factory in Dilijan". 1 News. 2 May 2017.
  10. ^ Tudor, Daniel; Pearson, James (2015). North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Clarendon: Tuttle Publishing. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-4629-1512-5.
  11. ^ Fish, Eric (16 August 2016). "Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?". Asia Society. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  12. ^ a b Steadman, Ian (29 April 2013). "'Kim Jong-Ale': North Korea's surprising microbrewery culture explored". WIRED UK. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  13. ^ Herskovitz, Jon (10 March 2008). "Brewing beer, Communist style, in North Korea". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  14. ^ Lankov 2007, p. 101.
  15. ^ Lankov 2007, p. 100.
  16. ^ Cumings, Bruce (2011). North Korea: Another Country. New York: New Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-59558-739-8.
  17. ^ Hokkanen, Jouni (2013). Pohjois-Korea: Siperiasta itään [North Korea: East of Siberia] (in Finnish). Helsinki: Johnny Kniga. p. 133. ISBN 978-951-0-39946-0.
  18. ^ Sustainability_Report_2010-11[permanent dead link] (in Ukrainian)
  19. ^ [1] Cerveza argentina: cómo quedó el negocio después del pico de la pandemia] - Carlos Toppazzini, América 24, 9 August 2021

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