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International Beer Brands?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Zardnaar, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Zardnaar

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    Just wondering what brands of beer are considered international.

    By international I mean available in a variety of countries.

    Some beers in New Zealand I think you can get in various markets.

    Heineken
    Stella Artois
    Budweiser
    Steinlager
    Sol
    Corona
    Asahi
    Kingfisher
    Tiger
    Tsingdao
    Efes
    Sapporo

    There's a few names obviously it's not all of them and I could be wrong.

    Currently drinking
    Zatecky Gus
    Baltika 7

    Brands I enjoy

    NZ craft beer and semi craft beer
    Baltika 7
    Budweiser
    Kingfisher
    Zatecky Gus

    Favorite Nation non NZ beers
    Russia

    Beers I don't like.

    Any NZ beer that's cheap/ in a can.
    Most Aussie beer available here

    Half cut atm be nice.
     
  2. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Well, on some level any beer that is "imported" is technically "international" right? At the very least it seems like it would be available in some home country and in your country as well.

    It scares me to think that Budweiser is being exported, since I think it is the very definition of swill pretending to be beer.
     
  3. Zardnaar

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    There's alot worse than Bud. It's a weak flavour but it's not that unpleasant.

    It's also why I said numerous countries. I see the beers I posted in foreign YouTube videos.
     
  4. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Ah, okay then. I can't say that I watch enough youtube videos to be able to follow that path, but I'll take your word for it.
     
  5. Zardnaar

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    I could be completely wrong though hence if you're not familiar with the beers I posted contradict me.

    Kingfisher for example is an Indian beer you can get in the UK, USA idk.
     
  6. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Heck, me not being familiar with them doesn't mean that they aren't here. The US is a big place, and even in my small corner of it I don't really study the beer cooler at the supermarket. My gf has a clear favorite and I know exactly where they stock it at the Stater Brothers...and I honestly couldn't name the beer that is right beside it on the shelf.

    I'm intrigued by the conversation, but in retrospect I maybe should have stayed out of it since I can't really contribute anything much.
     
  7. Zardnaar

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    Stay around, I know you can get Stella Artois, Corona, and Heiniken afaik in the US.
     
  8. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    I can vouch for those since they all contribute heavily to the endless stream of commercials that is USian television. Among beers imported from Mexico I very much prefer Modelo to Corona, for what that's worth.
     
  9. Zardnaar

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    Can't get Modelo here afaik maybe a beer specialist

    Is steinlager a thing elsewhere?

    Derp got Steinlager and Heineken mixed up. Apparently it's our export beer.
     
  10. AmazonQueen

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    I think they had to change the recipe for Budweiser in the UK to make it acceptable to UK drinkers.
    Like most "international" beers widely available here its brewed in the UK although some bars will have a European guest ale that isn't.
    Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX are the most available Australian beers here although I've been told they aren't particularly popular in Australia.
    Holstein Pils was probably the first foreign beer widely available here. I remember drinking it in the '80s and at 4% it was a lot stronger than most English beers at the time.
    Newcastle Brown is sold in China as Gentleman's Beer which considering the stereotyped image of Geordies here is amusing.
    Peroni is a nice Italian lager, widely available here nowadays.
     
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    If I stuck to local beer I'd have to drink Brains :undecide:
     
  13. Farm Boy

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    Bud is a price point up, pretty usually. It's about like Coors.

    Tsingdao, the most popular brand in the world now, I think, is what you should look up for swill. That stuff sucks. And it's still not the worst. :lol:

    Though come to think of it, it's worse than Hams and worse than Schlitz...
     
  14. EnglishEdward

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    My commiserations.

    I suggest you consider brewing your own Ginger Beer in your Gingerbread Cottage.
     
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    I am a fan of Red Stripe. For a while production was in the US but it got moved back to Jamaica where it started some time ago IIRC.
     
  17. The_J

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    I think here in NL you can get half of the beers from Belgium (and the other way around), as well as a bunch of German ones. Also Corona at some places.
    I think they sell Delirium Tremens (BE) over whole Europe. Grolsch (NL) at least also in Slovenia, Amstel (NL) at least in Spain. Probably lots of more countries, but these I know.
     
  18. Zardnaar

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    Tsingdao is drinkable but idk if it's brewed here or imported. It's not great there's a lot worse though.

    Only time I buy it is in a Chinese restaurant which is a rare event now.
     
  19. Farm Boy

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    For general potability's sake, let's hope it's brewed locally, not shipped. Heavy metals, all that.
     
  20. civvver

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    You listed a lot of Asian beers. Can't really get Tsingdao except at an Asian restaurant or specialty beer shop. Like it's not at walmart for example.
    I'd say common imported beers you can find at any supermarket are pretty limited actually, but it's very easy to find these more exotic beers just by going to a liquor store. The common imported brands off the top of my head:
    Heineken
    Becks
    Guinness
    Corona
    Dos Eqius
    Stella Artois
    Fosters

    That's about it, and then whatever craft beers that particular walmart/target/krogers.
     

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