You ever sit back with a can (or bottle) of your favorite brew and wonder just what beer you would be? No? Only Us? Fine, don’t judge. Anyways, we were kicking around the idea of what certain countries would be, if they were beers. This is what we came up with, and some might surprise you.
Russia: Arrogant Bastard Ale –
A creepy little character on the bottle, but with a surprisingly delightful brew on the inside, Arrogant Bastard Ale is pretty popular, so you should be able to find it at your local distributor. Be warned: the creepy little fella on the bottle looks like Putin.
America: Budweiser –
Even though InBev is a German company, you can’t deny that Budweiser is America in a can (or bottle). Easily the most popular beer in the United States, Bud Heavy has maintained a stranglehold on the beer industry for ages. They even rebranded as “America,” after all, so...
England: Brooklyn Brown Ale –
Sure, we could’ve gone with a traditional British import, but we decided to get crazy. We’re big fans of Brooklyn’s brews around here, so, we wanted to show them some love on this list. The Brooklyn Brown Ale takes English brewing tradition and melds two different styles to create a flavor and beer that’s wholly original.
Germany: Weihenstephaner –
This one is a bit on-the- nose, but it’s a damn good German brew. Oddly enough, it’s got a pretty tight banana flavor, which isn’t something you’d expect from a German beer, but whatever, it’s there. If you’re looking for a surprisingly delicious, fun beer, definitely give Weihenstephaner a try if your local distributor stocks it, which, honestly, they should, it’s delicious.
Mexico: Victoria –
If you don’t typically dive into Mexican-style beers, because "they’re too light" or you "don't like the taste" then it's time to check out Victoria - Victoria is where it’s at. A refreshing, spirited brew that isn’t watered down and goes down smooth... like a night partying across the border.
All in all, these are just a handful of beers that we thought connected pretty obviously (or subtly, we suppose in some cases) with a few countries. We hope you have a chance to try them all!