Which beer do you think is number one in the world? Everyone has their own favorite and it’s going to be a long conversation for beer advocates to discuss. Let’s take a look at how these fine brews are globally ranked.
Top 10 Most Sought After And Finest Beers In The World
The Best Global Beers
Anyone who drinks beer has their favorite, but there can only be one best among a whole lot of beers in the world. One of the best ways to figure out is to look at International and American beers. Some beer brands have waning popularity through the years while others have cemented their names on top since forever. This list is narrowed down to one beer per country that tasted best, had the best sales, and has had longevity. All beers are good in their own unique way, or whatever fits a drinker’s taste. Here’s a list of the world’s favorite beers.
No other beer beats the famous Irish dry stout, Guinness. Its unique flavor is marked by an almost burnt taste which comes from roasted unmalted barley. Almost black in color and thick in consistency Guinness is able to offer drinkers a creamy white top by way of nitrogen which blends with the beer as it’s poured. A classic brew and one of the most famous beer brands on the planet, Guinness just cannot be topped.
2. Heineken Lager Beer
This pale Dutch pilsner was a showstopper almost from day one and is immensely popular all over the world. Known for its various awards, the company still boasts on its labels. By using purified water in addition to other quality ingredients, Heineken is able to produce consummate clarity. It’s one of the most popular beers in Europe with amateurs and aficionados alike.
3. Newcastle Brown Ale
Making its debut in Newcastle in 1927 this brown ale is considered the beer of the working men in its native U.K. Invented by Colonel Jim Porter after three years of experimentation, this is a light beer with sweet smells of caramel that are well mixed by average bitterness. Whether you’re ending a long day of work or you see it as more of a trendy drink, this brew is a pour you won’t forget.
4. Pilsner Urquell
Famous as the world’s first pilsner, this is the standard in which all others are measured. It’s recipe originated in 1842, many have tried to copy the original but none has come close to this perfect blend. This brew was distinguished by its clarity and golden view as well as its consistent quality. Pilsner Urquell changed the beer world forever by originating the golden lager.
5. Stella Artois
Stella is one of the best-selling beers anywhere. Coming from a country known for its amazing beer making this is the one that stands out as its known across the world. Whether on tap on or from the bottle this clear and sweet lager is set to be made using superior techniques. Coming from a brewery that may have existed since 1366 this is one beer that knows what it does and does it well.
This pilsner beer is the jewel in this Danish brands crown. First brewed in 1904 after the company was founded almost 60 years before, Carlsberg was developed by the son of company founder JC Jacobsen, Carl. A perfect blend of bitter and sweet this beverage features notes of apple and honey. A big part of Danish culture, it’s logo is even world famous.
The best-selling and one of the best-known beer out of Deutschland this clear and yellow lager can trace its origin back to 1873 when it was brewed following the German purity law. That means it was made only with a select few ingredients, which the company adheres even today.
Named for a large Japanese city, Sapporo was first brewed in 1876 by German-trained brewer Seibei Nakagawa using mainly locally sourced ingredients. With a mild taste reminiscent of bread and grain, some say the American-made counterpart of this Japanese beer is not huge on taste, but the clear yellow hue brew is refreshing on a hot day.
9. Samuel Adams
Though this recipe was first invented in the late 19th century it didn’t hit mainstream US markets for nearly a hundred years. A full bodied Sam Adams Boston Lager named for a Boston tea party figure and apparent brewer was first brewed by Jim Koch in 1984 bringing a revolution in the American beer industry.
10. Dos Equis
First brewed in Mexico in 1897, this versatile blend finally found its way to US beer drinkers in 1973. The brand is known for its special lager which is a light golden beer that goes with just about any meal. Sometimes sweet and sometimes malty, it’s the thirst quenching drink of choice of the most interesting man in the world.
Watch this video by Ian Collier on how beer is made.
Beer has been drunk since 4000 BC in Mesopotamia. It is made as a sacred beverage from grains but without hops. Centuries pass and beer began to evolve. During the Crusades the Europeans discovered spices and flavored the beverage with cinnamon and laurel. In the 15th century, hops were used as a spice giving rise to the beer that we know today. Today’s best tasting beers have surely come a long way before perfecting its irresistible taste.
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