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Chinese Beer
China may only have rediscovered beer towards the end of the 19th century (after a hiatus that lasted around two centuries) but they are certainly making up for that now. Beer consumption in the country has grown exponentially and it is set to become the world’s biggest beer market by...
Japanese Beer
Think Japan, think sake, right? You may be surprised to hear that beer is Japan’s favoured alcoholic beverage by quite a margin, despite the fact that it is not a native product. Imported by the Dutch in the 17th century, with local brewing only beginning in the early 19th century,...
Irish Beer
The Irish love a good Guinness... and Jamesons... and Baileys... and Bulmers cider... In fact, the Irish love a good drink, full stop. But it is beer that the Irish really excel at, only rivalled by its mighty whiskey. Ireland is just behind the great beer drinking nations of the...
American Beer
Americans share our passion for beer. It is by far the most popular alcoholic beverage, drunk by more people across the States than wine or spirits, and the number of breweries currently in existence has passed the 3,000 mark - the first time that has happened since the 1870s, when...
German Beer
“Beer turns thurst into a beautiful thing” - Old German saying It is no understatement to say that the Germans love their beer, as the fact that the country boasts over 5,000 different styles and around 1,200 breweries attests to. Germany is probably most internationally renowned for its wheat beer...
Australian Beer
As a nation of beer lovers, it is perhaps unsurprising that our brewing history began mere decades after Captain Cook’s initial discovery of Australia’s eastern shores and just ten years after the arrival of the First Fleet. Australian beer has come a long way since the days of ordering either...
How To Pour Beer
Pouring the perfect beer is the key to bringing out the best in both the body and taste of your favourite brew. Too much or too little head can drastically affect both its flavour and your drinking experience - too little, and the beer is 'sloshy', too much and you...

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