What are your favorite beers from countries not on a list here?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tone77, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (4,240) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Excluding the following countries, who have lists here, what are your favorite beers?
    Don not include: USA, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland.
    I would really like to see a "rest of the world list"
     
  2. CanadaBoy

    CanadaBoy Initiate (127) Jan 10, 2015 California
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    Austria:

    Stift Engelszell (Trappist Brewery...I've only had Gregorius)
    Stieglbrauerei (assorted stuff...not bad)
    Trumer (Pils...ok ya it's produced in the States now for this market)
    Schloss Eggenberg (Samichlaus)

    Far from a complete list.
     
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  3. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Champion (815) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I really liked Lion Stout which i believe is Sri Lanka?
     
  4. dcotom

    dcotom Savant (985) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa

    Tanzania - Safari, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Castle, N'dovu

    Uganda - Bell Lager

    Kenya - Tusker

    Thailand - Singha, Beer Chang
     
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  5. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Meyvn (1,050) Jul 10, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    As a man who has lived many years of his life in Thailand, all I can say is that we have dramatically different tastes in beer...
     
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  6. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Meyvn (1,050) Jul 10, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    What I'd really like to see is a drop-down menu to look at beer scores/reviews by country...as opposed to the small selection you can choose on the right side once you go to Top Beers. I travel a lot, and it would be great to just select Bulgaria or India or something and get a list of what the BAs here have rated as top beers from that country.
    Maybe one of the computer-smart dudes here knows how to get the system to spit out a sortable list of beers from a specific country?
     
  7. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Disciple (327) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Caribbean love:

    Jamaica: Red Stripe and Dragon Stout
    Antigua: Wadadli
    St Lucia: Piton
    Dominican Republic: Presidente
    Costa Rica: Imperial

    I realize the majority of these are AAL sorts probably brewed elsewhere, but whatever.
     
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  8. Metalsnota

    Metalsnota Disciple (319) Feb 6, 2015 Minnesota

    Palestine: Taybeh Dark, Taybeh White, Taybeh Amber
    Israel: Goldstar
     
  9. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Defender (623) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    Israel has a really solid craft beer scene right now, so I'm kind of amazed anyone still likes Goldstar - the country's answer to Natty Bo. Breweries like Jem's, Alexander, Malka, Dancing Camel, and Herzog all make solid stuff.
    In Ghana, Castle Milk Stout was an expat favorite, and when I lived in Guyana, Carib Beer and Mackeson Stout filled my needs fairly well.
     
  10. M-14

    M-14 Initiate (190) Feb 5, 2014 California

    Aupa Tovarisch | Laugar Brewery S.L.

    Had this in Spain this summer. The shop owner where I bought it told me it could hold its own with any stout on the market today, and he was correct.
     
  11. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (551) Dec 12, 2014 California
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    Chile: Cuello Negro Stout (see my avatar)
    Jester Manitoba Pale Ale
     
  12. dcotom

    dcotom Savant (985) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa

    Not likely.

    Singha and Chang are the only ones I had while I was there years ago. This was before I got into craft beer, and I wasn't exactly seeking out the country's finest. That said, I still enjoy Singha and Chang now and then.
     
  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,715) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    The Jamaican brewed Red Stripe is actually pretty good. But their Guinness FES is excellent.
     
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  14. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (1,677) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Probably the best AAL out there IMO.

    New Zealand - Moa Imperial Stout
     
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  15. donspublic

    donspublic Savant (987) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Spain - La Socarrada
    Denmark - Mermaid Baltic Porter
     
  16. tlema1

    tlema1 Meyvn (1,177) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    Poland - Zywiec Baltic Porter
    Slovakia - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant Golden Pheasant
     
  17. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Aspirant (202) Apr 19, 2009 Italy

    Off the top of my head I've got
    Austria: anything from Augustiner Braeu Salzburg
    Czech Republic: unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell from a tankovna pub.
     
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  18. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Meyvn (1,050) Jul 10, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I was living/working in Israel for 3 years prior to moving to London. Hung out with the owner of Jem's a couple times and Dancing Camel was probably one of the better ones there. However, living there is what reignited my homebrew hobby that went dormant for a few years due to the kids. Pretty lousy beer scene in general outside those few you mention (which are pretty hard to find most places BTW).
     
  19. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Meyvn (1,050) Jul 10, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I was in Bratislava a couple weeks ago and thought the Zlaty Brazant was pretty decent. The brewpub we went to (Bratislavsky Mestianski?) was pretty uninspired though (referring to the beer...the food was good and it was a nice place).
     
  20. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Meyvn (1,050) Jul 10, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Have you had any of the beers from Schleppe? They were my surprise find last month in Vienna after being recommended at both Beerlovers and Mel's Craft Beer Bar. I also picked up some Stift Engelszell beer but haven't had it yet.
     
  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,664) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    San Miguel Dark from Singapore was a favourite way back when.
     
  22. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,664) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    ^ I meant Philippines. Tiger was pretty good from Singapore.
     
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  23. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Meyvn (1,115) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan

    Poland: Zywiec Porter; Okocim Porter, O.K. Beer
     
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  24. rgordon

    rgordon Defender (637) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Black Boss/Poland
     
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  25. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Meyvn (1,010) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Greece: Voreia IPA. If this beer was available in the US, it would be all the rage.

    Bulgaria: I like most of the mainstream and major regional lagers but especially Kamenitza.
     
  26. dleigh

    dleigh Disciple (326) Sep 2, 2010 California

    Chang is delicious when it's ridiculously hot and humid.

    In related news, I just saw Beerlao on the shelf at Bottleworks in Seattle, but I haven't tried it stateside yet. I'm guessing I won't enjoy it as much as I did in Laos in the much cooler PNW.
     
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  27. dcotom

    dcotom Savant (985) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa

    It is, indeed. I would add that it's not bad over ice, which is how they served it in northern Thailand. When in Rome (or Chiang Rai, as the case may be)... :cool:
     
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  28. geodonnokepyo

    geodonnokepyo Devotee (456) Oct 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    BFM - XV
    Switzerland
     
  29. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (457) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Some cousins of mine took a trip to Norway two or three years ago and brought back a stout like beer that was supposedly brewed by one of our distant relatives in his barn. Whether he was actually our relative or just a guy they ran into who sold them some beer I'm still not sure. Stuff wasn't half bad though.
     
  30. dleigh

    dleigh Disciple (326) Sep 2, 2010 California

    One of my favorite beer+travel experiences was running into a birthday party at a bar in Tha Khaek in southern Laos. We drank with them, and it was just what you describe--fill a glass with ice, fill it with beer, toast, drain the glass, repeat. Fantastic for the climate, and the ice doesn't melt so much if you chug the beer.
     
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  31. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (457) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
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    The Czech Republic is an obvious oversight. I was going to go with a take on the model whose micro-organisms were put in the brew kettle, but I'll just say Pilsner Urquell instead. This is a perfectly good thread and it doesn't deserve that.
     
  32. kwselke

    kwselke Initiate (138) Jan 24, 2011 Texas

    Salva Vida - Honduras
     
  33. FoamInnovation

    FoamInnovation Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 Washington

    I realize its just me on this but I love the big, boozy sweetness and malts of some Lithuanian brews, particularly Rinkuskiai. Werewolf (the 8.2% one) and Before After were a blast to drink.
     
  34. IannG

    IannG Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2011 Connecticut
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    My in-laws are Polish so here's a bunch of beers from Poland for you. Most are similar to your average AAL but Tyskie and Zywiec are nice malt forward brews.

    Okocim O.K. Beer
    Warka Radler Cytryna
    Zywiec
    Lech Premium
    Tyskie
    Lezajsk
     
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  35. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (3,820) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    As others have mentioned, Samichlaus from Austria.
     
  36. Hopmannen

    Hopmannen Initiate (27) Feb 2, 2016 Netherlands
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    Pohjala from Estiona is a great brewery. Easily competes with the top brewers in Europe.
    Napar from spain made one of the best BA Barley wines I ever had.
     
  37. treyvarious

    treyvarious Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2016 Georgia

    Belize - Belikin

    Thailand - Singha
     
  38. kitch

    kitch Crusader (790) Sep 24, 2014 Hong Kong
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    Estonia - Põhjala x To Øl Cellar Series Taanilinn Cognac BA
    New Zealand - Garage Project Death From Above
    New Zealand - 8 Wired Hopwired
    Spain - BIIR 4B Oude Gueuze
    Spain - BIIR Sweet-Sour Red Series
     
  39. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Crusader (781) Jan 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    India - just no. That's where I learned what skunked beer was.
    South Korea - Jeju IPA, the rest of the domestic craft was bloody awful. Way overpriced imports. I saw bottles of Chimay going for $47.
    Mongolia - nothing as expected. Imports exceeded my expectations though.
    China - Tsingtao on draft, cleanest most refreshing beer I've ever had and cheap beyond reason.
    Russia - a handful of trite IPAs. Decent imports and good amount of craft dedicated bars. Baltika in all its forms is disgusting.
    Costa Rica - mostly all domestic piss, the craft was like amateur homebrew.
     
  40. tzieser

    tzieser Crusader (769) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Okinawa- Orion Beer

    "FOR YOUR HAPPY TIME" as they say on the bottle cap....and yeah, I know it's part of Japan; just thought it was worth mentioning

    New Zealand- Moa Brewing's assorted beers (I happen to like breakfast beer and their imperial stout but their Pils is good too)
     
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