What is your favorite beer from a country not known for producing beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tone77, Mar 8, 2015.

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  1. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Please exclude beers from the USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, and Germany.
  2. ZebraCakez

    ZebraCakez Nov 8, 2014 Massachusetts

    I really enjoy Lion Stout, I believe it is from Sri Lanka.
  3. TheGent

    TheGent Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I don't know if Iceland is know or not know for beer making, but Garun Icelandic Stout is one of my favorite.
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  4. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Drank a lot of Libertas in Costa Rica.
  5. PGD120

    PGD120 Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey

    I like septem A.C.E. from greece. not my favortie beer by any means but its pretty good.
  6. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    This quad from Brazil, aged on Brazilian Rum oak chips blew me away

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  7. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    That sounds delicious. It's going on my "wants" list.
  8. tjumfrid

    tjumfrid Jun 15, 2013 Arizona

    Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout-they're from Japan. If you haven't tried their beers...you should. They have a few different IPAs, the stout, a hefe, a red. Good place.
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  9. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Xingu from Brazil
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  10. are_doubleyou

    are_doubleyou Aug 3, 2014 Illinois

    Don't forget the Czech Republic and Ireland!

    As for beers from other countries, I'd go with Hitachino Nest White Ale from Japan. It's an exceptional witbier.
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  11. Zorro

    Zorro Dec 25, 2003 California

    Hitachino Nest period.

    From the country that created Happoshu.
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That one is excellent!

    I'm going to have to go with Xyauyu from Baladin in Italy- it has a crazy oxidized quality, but in an excellent way that melds with the beer perfectly, almost like an undercurrent of butterscotch candies and amaretto cookies.
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  13. tigg924

    tigg924 Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Really enjoy Olvosholt Lava Imperial Stout from Iceland.
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  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    Came here to say that! Cheers!
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  15. tjumfrid

    tjumfrid Jun 15, 2013 Arizona

    Also 8 wired from New Zealand. Their coffee brown ale is quite tasty.
  16. BJasny

    BJasny Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    I really liked La Luna Rossa from Italy
  17. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I was really considering adding them. Denmark as well.
  18. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yes, that one was just added to my "wants" list. Sounds incredible.
  19. Jugs_McGhee

    Jugs_McGhee Aug 15, 2010 Australia
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    Tusker Lager (Kenya). Incredible lager with unique pear notes.
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  20. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I was fortunate to have had it by the glass at Open Baladin in Italy. Very nice place, and surprisingly reasonable prices there, too. It definitely gave me a good window into their overall beer scene.
  21. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina


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  22. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    Cusquena from Peru
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  23. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Aug 10, 2013 California

    I like Modelo Negra and Especial, Mexico. I don't believe Mexico is known for brewing beer.
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  24. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner May 27, 2005 Missouri
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    I second Xingu,but I also fondly remember Dragon Stout from Jamaica. Haven't found that one in quite awhile. Would like to see if my opinion of it is still the same 15 years later.
  25. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Moretti La Rossa from Italy
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  26. jakemn91

    jakemn91 Jun 14, 2013 New Mexico

    Stiegl from Austria and Karlovacko from Croatia.
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  27. Chaz

    Chaz Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Keo from Cyprus.
  28. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Well based on it not having been excluded I guess I'll go with Australia and Little Creatures Pale Ale. However, it won't be too many more years before Australia will be on the excluded list as the beer scene there is growing rapidly. (And I suspect @MrKennedy will be happy to agree with this assessment. :slight_smile:)
  29. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Feb 18, 2013 New Jersey

    I came here to say this.
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  30. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    If Austria is fair game, then definitely Augustiner in Salzburg

  31. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Xyauyu from Birrifico Le Baladin in Italy. Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet in Norway.
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  32. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    Tool out of Norway too! Forgot about them!!
  33. techster14

    techster14 Apr 11, 2006 Wisconsin

    Sinebrychoff Porter from Finland. Stuff ages wonderfully as well.
  34. HoppySeb

    HoppySeb Jan 21, 2014 Washington

    Beat me to it - pretty solid and sold in the US. Id recommend trying it.
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  35. HoppySeb

    HoppySeb Jan 21, 2014 Washington

    Stiegl pils (Austria) should also be called out...
  36. Lodisgrisen

    Lodisgrisen Dec 10, 2014 Finland

    Electric nurse imperial stout and Slottskällans imperial stout from Sweden are to really good beers.
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  37. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Denmark - To Ol Goliat.
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  38. NCMonte

    NCMonte Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    Bah, wanted to piss the Canadian's off by saying Moosehead... oh well.

    I'll go with Toohey's from Australia.
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  39. JimsArcade

    JimsArcade Jan 20, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Slovakia: Zlatý Bažant Tmavé
    Austria: Samichlaus Classic
    Japan: Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew
    Netherlands: La Trappe Quad
    Brazil: Colorado Guanabara
    Italy: Birra Del Borgo Duchessic Ale
    Luxembourg: Simon Pils
  40. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

    I just had a sample of this the other day at the bar, and now I can't wait to crack my BA bottle of it.

    I hear so much about Duchessic, but I don't feel like sinking another $11 into a small bottle. My first one spontaneously exploded one night.
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