Around the World in 12 Beers

Hot beer in Nepal, smoked beer in Transylvania, palm beer in Cambodia, and why not, testicle beer in Australia! Strange tastes and crazy names – beer you can enjoy around the world.

Beer, Lots of Beer

“Proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Homer Simpson

Tongba Hot Beer

While in Kathmandu try “Tongba” and be surprised: the millet beer is served and drunk hot!

World beers: Tongba

Tongba hot beer

Smoked Beer

What if you want to drink beer and eat smoked sausage, but you don’t have the sausage? The Germans find the solution: beer with smoked sausage taste!

Smoked beer

Smoked beer

From Bamberg, Bavaria, enjoyed in Sibiu, Romania.

“The cause of and solution to all life’s problems!” – Homer Simpson

The Boneshaker

This one is a strong beer and it shows through taste and design. Perhaps this is what the after life looks like: a skeleton riding a bicycle! The Boneshaker. Proudly made in Canada.

Boneshaker beer bottle

Boneshaker beer bottle

JulBrew, the Gambia

In West Africa, there is the JulBrew beer from Banjul, the Gambia. The Kingfisher bird is featured on the label.

World beers: Julbrew, the Gambia

Julbrew beer – Banjul, the Gambia

“Around the World in 12 Beers”


“Everest” is a special edition Nepalese beer featuring the 12th time Mt. Everest climber Nima Gombu sherpa on the label. Enjoyed in Kathmandu at candle light while listening to the stories of other climbers.

World beers: Everest, Nepal

Everest beer

Chang, the “Elephant”

After a bicycle ride under strong sun on the island of Koh Mak, a big Chang beer is a heavenly reward!

Chang beer

Chang beer

Chang is the number one selling beer in Thailand.

Classic Dark Taiwan

Michelob Classic Dark is the best Taiwanese dark beer, a retired American beer brand sold now in Asia.

Classic Dark beer Taiwan

Classic Dark beer Taiwan

“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.” – Frank Zappa

Nenea Iancu

“Nenea Iancu” was released as a tribute to Romanian playwright Ion Luca Caragiale. Brewed by Memminger Brauerei, Germany.

World beers: Nenea Iancu, Romania

Nenea Iancu beer

Palm Beer

The traditional Khmer palm beer is made in Cambodia from sour palm juice for hundreds of years. It is worth a try!

World beers: Khmer Palm beer, Cambodia

Khmer Palm beer


Cambodian beer, named after the famous Angkor Wat temples. Enjoyed in style at the “Foreign Correspondents Club” in Phnom Penh.

World beers: Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor beer


“Don’t drink and blog!”

The craziest and the weirdest named beer in the world (and truly tasty) can be found only at the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in Canada.

World beers: Flying Monkeys, Canada

Flying Monkeys beer, Netherworld

Take a pick: Antigravity, Optical Illusion,  Cadillac Graveyard, Super Collider, Smash Bomb Atomic, Genius of Suburbia, 12 Minutes to Destiny, Deep Tracks, El Toro Bravo, Paranormal, Saint Beatnick.

Bucanero Fuerte

Viva la Revolucion! Bucanero Fuerte is one of the best Cuban beers. Best enjoyed in Cuba!

World beers: Bucanero Fuerte, Cuba

Bucanero Fuerte beer, Cuba


One new addition to the list:

Habesha Beer

Habesha – “Founded and owned by thousands of proud Ethiopians”. Sipped with pleasure in Addis Ababa.

Habesha beer

Habesha beer