Popular Beer from Around the Globe to Drink for the World Cup

World Cup 2014

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There's only a short time left in the World Cup. Instead of focusing on snacks, let's look at the things that really matter when watching soccer: the beer situation. Whether your favorite team still has a shot of winning, or was out in the first round, I've gathered up popular beer from each country in the World Cup to enjoy during the last few games.

Of course, not all of these beers are great or even produced in their respective countries. This post is all about popularity. I gathered this information from a variety of sources including this helpful post by Condé Nast Traveler and double checked with our beer expert Casey Barber.

And remember, even if you don't love soccer (*gasp*) or aren't following the World Cup this summer, these beers are worth keeping an eye out for when traveling.

I split up the World Cup participants according to how FIFA categorized each country. Some of these beers might be hard (or impossible) to find wherever you are. If you have an excellent beer store near you, however, they might stock a handful or more of these kinds of beers. Happy drinking!


Algeria: Tango
Cameroon: 33 Export
Ivory Coast: Mamba Beer
Ghana: Club
Nigeria: Star
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Australia: Victoria Bitter
Iran: Black Delster
Japan: Asahi
South Korea: Hite
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Belgium: Duvel
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevsko Pivo
Croatia: Ožujsko
England:Fuller's London Pride
France: Kronenbourg
Germany: Krombacher
Greece: Mythos
Italy: Peroni
Netherlands: Heineken
Portugal: Sagres
Russia: Baltika
Spain: Mahou
Switzerland: Hurlimann
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North, Central America and Caribbean:

Costa Rica: Imperial
Honduras: Salva Vida
Mexico: Corona
United States: Budweiser (Budweiser is technically OWNED by Belgians (*sob*), but it's just so popular in the states that you can't not include it in this list.)
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South America:

Argentina: Quilmes
Brazil: Brahma
Chile: Cristal
Colombia: Botoga
Equador: Pilsener

Uruguay: Pilsen

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(Image credits: Ariel Knutson; JasonGhana8; Darrell in Japan; Cruise Critic ; Cervezas ; winairtravel )

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Ariel is the Engagement Editor for The Kitchn, where she writes fun things and manages social media. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York. She lives in Brooklyn.