You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
I wouldn't say I'm a tremendous fan, but when the occasion calls for it, a beer can really hit the spot. And, when you're traveling for a year and end up in youth hostels on a regular basis, beer is the backpacker's equivalent of a handshake (and in some cases a makeshift currency). Thusly, as I wandered the globe, I thought it appropriate to keep a record of the beverages native to each nation. Below is a quick list of most of the lagers, ales and stouts I tried in each country. Just don't ask me how to pronounce them all.
|South Africa||Carling Black Label, Castle|
|Tanzania||Safari, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti|
|Belgium||Chimay Blue, De Koninck, Delirium Tremens, Duvel, Gulden Draak, Jan van Gent, Jupiler, Kwak, Leffe Blond, Maes, McChouffe, Palm, Rochefort, Verboden Frucht, Westmalle|
|Czech Republic||Staropramen, Budveiser|
|China||Tsing Tao, Yangjing|
|Australia||Toohey's, VB, Cooper's Pale Ale|
|New Zealand||Tui, Export Gold, Monteith's, Steinlager|