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trip.me's Favorite Beers Around The World

There is not a single nation in the world that doesn't enjoy the refreshing, creamy sensuality of a cold beer joyously traveling down the back of one's throat at the end of a hard days work. Whether it's clandestine youngsters, covert Indian drinkers or a group of 'geezers' on a stag do, the beer culture is perpetuated by the unification of appreciation, along with the continuation of new breweries and innovative tastes. As a travel company, trip.me employ an international, well traveled office. Therefore, as beer lovers ourselves, I have conducted an office survey to retrieve some fundamental beer info - the greatest beers from around the world. As a result, this list provides an eclectic mixture of luxurious lagers, hoppy ales and wholesome stouts. Here are our favorite beers in the world: -

Paul (England)

Being from England Paul has an inherent enthusiasm for necking a cold lager, however his "undying love" doesn't stop there. Having lived around the world, predominantly South America, Paul finds solace in expanding his beer knowledge and has 3 favorite beers from around the world.
Paulaner beer

Paulaner beer

Paulaner Beer - Not just due to the name, Paul claims this to be the finest beer to come out of Germany.      
Asahi beer

Asahi beer

Asahi Beer - Internationally acclaimed, Asahi, from Japan, is renowned as one of the beer God's.      
Septimazo bogota beer company

Septimazo bogota beer company

Septimazo (Bogota beer company) - Standing tall at 7%, it is no wonder Paul loves 'El Septimazo' of Bogota. He lived in Bogota, Colombia for 3 years and stands by this "rich, wheaty bottle of goodness".      

 Sandra (Germany)

Hailing from Germany and being fond of beer was just a natural process for Sandra. Her two favorites are very different but equally well established and beautiful.
tannenzaepfle beer

tannenzaepfle beer

Tannenzäpfle Beer - Fruity flavors of the Black Forest in southern Germany, this beer is a true German favorite.      
Pilsener Ecuador

Pilsener Ecuador

Pilsener Beer - Sandra speaks nostalgically of this highly rated Ecuadorian beer. Pure refreshment and the quintessential fluid in Ecuador.      

 Judith (Germany)

Not the biggest beer drinker but Judith vividly remembers hot days from her time in Costa Rica (hint) and Chile (hint) and seeking refuge in their array of cold lagers.
kunstmann lager

kunstmann lager

Kunstmann Beer - A beautiful Chilean refreshment. With a touch of the German spirit, this beer is appealing in so many ways.      
Imperial beer

Imperial beer

Imperial Beer - A staple requirement in the Costa Rican culture. You will see Imperial everywhere, and then you will consume it, everywhere.      
Hasseroder beer

Hasseroder beer

Hasseroder Beer - Bringing it back home to Germany, Judith adores the light, soothing taste of Hasseroder lager.      

 Tom (Australia)

Tom is an Ozzy, so one thing guaranteed, he makes a swell beer partner. Beer is his religion. As he painfully avoids using Fosters as one of his favorite beers, Tom reels off a long list of his favorite Australian beers. Unfortunately I could only take his top 3: -
coopers sparkling ale

coopers sparkling ale

Coopers Sparkling Ale - Tom muttered Coopers within milliseconds of me saying "favorite beer", sparking a keen interest from the rest of us. This south Australian light ale looks and sounds delicious.    
little creatures white rabbit beer

little creatures white rabbit beer

White Rabbit (Little Creatures Brewery) - Again, Tom was deadly certain about this Freemantle ale, saying that this "robust" beer was the best in Western Australia      
old-admiral beer

old-admiral beer

Old Admiral - Just the name sells itself. A hoppy delight, Tom loves to indulge in this malt driven, flavorsome ale from Sydney.      

Gabriele (Italy)

Gabriele is an Italian through and through, with an appreciation for great food and even better beer. He thought hard about his favorite beers and the two he came up with are two gems.
Rochefort beer

Rochefort beer

Rochefort - The first Belgian beer on the list, Rochefort produces 3 trappist beers. Always fruity, wholesome and full of mouth-watering flavors. A great trio of Belgian beers.      
Menabrea beer

Menabrea beer

Manabrea Beer - A pale lager with an unexpected surprise of hoppy presence. This beer from Turin, Italy is less-known worldwide but no secret to Italians.      

 Sophie (France)

Sophie, although French, has gone all out Belgian for her favorites. Two great selections, both unique in their own way, you can tell Sophie likes to get experimental with her beers.
delirium tremens beer

delirium tremens beer

Delirium Tremens Beer - Voted best beer in 2008 and Latin for 'trembling madness', this golden ale has a wacky logo and a white bottle, but don't be put off as inside rests a beautiful Belgian beer consisting of a 3 yeast treat.    
Kriek Lambic beer

Kriek Lambic beer

Kriek Lambic Beer - A good dose of fruity beers never hurt anyone and this Belgian beer is a good excuse to get fruity. Think creamy Belgian beer with a cherry twist, magnifico!      

Albert (Spain)

I've already made a mistake, Albert is Catalan, but he seems really Spanish so I'll leave it. Albert stresses that Catalan beer is by far the best in the world. I personally love Estrella Damm but Albert digs deeper into the Catalan scene and pulls out some magnificent recommendations.
moritz lager

moritz lager

Moritz Beer - A lemony aroma and citrus taste lay the foundations for this refreshing lager. Albert recollects many weekends watching his beloved Barcelona FC with a Moritz beer in his hands.    
Cervesa del Montseny

Cervesa del Montseny

Cervesa Del Montseny - Another Catalan gem, Cervesa Del Montseny offers the perfect combination of lagers and ales to refresh those thirsty Catalans.      
Alhambra beer

Alhambra beer

Alhambra Beer - Founded in Granada, southern Spain, Alhambra is regarded as one of the leading beers in Spain. Again offering a great range of light and dark beers, this luxurious beer has been satisfying the Spanish since 1925.    

Suzann (U.S.A)

Suzann is representing the United States here in the office and her collection of favorite beers is one of the most interesting, especially the names.
river dog beer

river dog beer

River Dog Beer - The first in Suzann's series of Calapooia brews (brewery in Albany, Oregon), the River Dog is apparently very hoppy but very smooth at the same time, making it a treat for all beer drinkers.    
pooia porter

pooia porter

Pooia Porter Beer - Dark and robust, a coffee tasting, full-bodied, "heavenly" porter beer.      
chili beer

chili beer

Chili Beer - A really popular, award-winning beer, filled with flavor and obviously, as the title suggest, chili infused.      

 Andre (Germany)

Andre, CEO of trip.me, loves beer. Having also traveled extensively and, like Paul, lived in Colombia, his beer knowledge is first class. When he's not cracking award-winning jokes, he's almost certainly indulging in some fresh hops.
diebels lager

diebels lager

Diebels Beer - A speciality of Düsseldorf, Diebels is neither lager nor ale. It has the crisp taste of a lager but the darkness and texture of an ale. A true unique German beauty.      
windhoek lager

windhoek lager

Windhoek lager - A Namibian favorite. When describing this beer Andre said "it's great", then when I started speaking again he interrupted with more enthusiasm on his face and a transfixed look, like Homer Simpson dreaming of donuts but replaced by Windhoek lager and said, "oh, it's actually really, really great".    
Tusker beer Kenya

Tusker beer Kenya

Tusker Beer - Another African favorite, Tusker beer is native to Kenya and the perfect refreshment in the Kenyan sun.      

 Max (Me) (England)

I really like beer, in particular old English ales. That said, I am not adverse to a cold lager. There is nothing better on a hot day than swigging down a frosted bottle filled with ice cold beer. Here are a few of my favorite English beers, followed underneath by a few around the world that I have sunk without any complaints.
Harveys Best Bitter

Harveys Best Bitter

Harvey's Best Bitter - My favorite beer in the world, it's just perfect. Really wholesome, really hoppy and just a perfect compliment to any pub meal.      
Tiger best bitter

Tiger best bitter

Tiger Best Bitter (Everards Brewery) - Brewed in Leicestershire, I first tried this beer at a hotel bar I was working at (Deans Place Hotel) where they had it as a guest beer. I tried the small sample, as I did with every intriguing guest beer, and just had to have a pint - perfect beer.    
zero degrees bristol

zero degrees bristol

Zero Degrees Beer - Not meaning the beer is actually 0°, this is regarding the beer brewed in Zero degrees restaurant, which also acts as a micro-brewery. The food is incredible but even better is the selection of beers. I recommend the mango ale.     More Favorites...
Club Roja beer

Club Roja beer

Club Roja Beer from Ecuador - Crisp, light and refreshing lager.      
Star Beer Ghana

Star Beer Ghana

Star Beer from Ghana - Again, very refreshing on a hot day in Ghana and also a delightful lager.      
Everest beer

Everest beer

Everest Beer from Nepal - I loved Everest beer. In Nepal it's between this beer and Nepal Ice and I thought Everest won hands down. More flavor and less watery that Nepal Ice.      
Vietnam beer

Vietnam beer

Biere Larue From Vietnam - I thought the majority of South East Asian beers were quite average, you know, the Chang's, Singha's, Beer Lao's etc, whereas one of the cheapest, Biere Larue, I found really nice. Depends on the person but I highly recommend this beer.    
Japanese-Yebisu-Beer-

Japanese-Yebisu-Beer-

Yebisu Beer From Japan - Recommended to me from a friend, and labelled the greatest, most flavorsome beer in the world. Quite the claim.       I'm going to celebrate the end of this list by going for a well-deserved Erdinger (Berlin Beer). Meanwhile please send us your list of favorite beers from around the world in the comments section below...