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Countries that Produce the Most Beer

Try to guess which countries produce the most beer. You might be surprised!
In 2014, according to the FAO
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First submittedNovember 19, 2014
Last updatedNovember 14, 2018
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Metric Tons
Country
49.8 mil
China
22.6 mil
United States
14.0 mil
Brazil
8.72 mil
Germany
8.59 mil
Mexico
4.12 mil
United Kingdom
3.99 mil
Poland
Metric Tons
Country
3.35 mil
Spain
3.15 mil
South Africa
2.95 mil
Japan
2.70 mil
Nigeria
2.42 mil
Ukraine
2.37 mil
Netherlands
2.24 mil
Thailand
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level 73
Dec 31, 2016
I'm ashamed that New Zealand is not on this list. Beer is one of the greatest things that God has bestowed upon us.
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level 70
Dec 31, 2016
Guess it's not made from sheep's milk
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level 56
Mar 2, 2017
If Australia's not on there, NZ's not gonna be on there.
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level 67
Aug 17, 2019
I also thought, if Russia's not on there, then Ukraine's not gonna be on there. Good thing I tried it anyway. :)
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level 64
Jul 27, 2018
New Zealand has fewer people than Alabama...
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level 63
Jul 28, 2018
Yet a cumulative IQ that's substantially higher
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level 56
Aug 17, 2019
@martay Source?
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level 46
Jul 30, 2018
The real quiz should be "which countries make the best beer"
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level 76
Dec 31, 2016
So, Australian for beer should be "not much".
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level 76
Jan 1, 2017
Australia would be the smallest country on this list. This isn't per capita production.
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level 69
May 17, 2018
Netherlands is smaller than Australia.
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level 59
Jul 27, 2018
Yeah, but that's where Heineken is from. So maybe, that's a reason why they're producing quite much beer...
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level 50
Jul 27, 2018
Heineken always tastes skunky to me.
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level 49
Jul 30, 2018
Heineken tastes skunky because of the green bottle. The light messes with the beer. Heineken out of the can is like a completely different beer.
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level 73
Dec 31, 2016
These countries are simply much bigger than Oz and NZ by population. Per capita they are doing quite fine.
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level 72
May 15, 2018
Australia has more people than the Netherlands
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level 66
Jul 27, 2018
True but their major beer export is Fosters and it's so bad they don't even drink it themselves.
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level 47
Jul 30, 2018
Also, the Netherlands is home to Heineken, one of the most recognizable beers in the world.
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level 76
Jan 3, 2017
Another interesting stat would be production versus consumption, i.e., what portion of a country's consumption is imported and what is domestic.
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level 81
Feb 21, 2017
Spent some time with some troops from Australia and New Zealand to celebrate Anzac Day back in the early 2000's. I remember very little except for the six day hangover. They may not brew a lot of beer, but that does not prevent them from drinking a lot of beer.
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level 58
Mar 2, 2017
Poland was the surprise here for me.
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level 54
Mar 2, 2017
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level 62
Mar 2, 2017
Wait, really? It was one of the first ones I guessed.
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level 48
Mar 16, 2017
One of the first ones I guessed too. I expected more eastern European countries on the list.
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level 76
Jun 19, 2019
^ I think Eastern European countries tend to drink stronger things than beer.
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level 59
Aug 17, 2019
Same, that is where pilsner originated from right?
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level 43
Aug 17, 2019
Pilsner literally means "from Plzen" a city in Czechia.
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level 69
Mar 2, 2017
To see which brands they drink try this quiz, http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/10-biggest-selling-beer-brands-globally
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level 60
Mar 2, 2017
My other guesses placed 13, 14 & 16. Damn 12 & 15!
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level 61
Mar 2, 2017
I was at Heineken headquarters, and the tour guide said that the Netherlands was the top beer producer in the world. Now I don't know who I can trust.
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level ∞
Mar 2, 2017
Not the tour guide, haha.
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level 48
Mar 2, 2017
It is almost, when you measure per capita.
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level 50
Mar 5, 2017
Heineken is one of the largest beer producers in the world. It is however produced in factories in over 30 countries.
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level 42
Mar 2, 2017
Surprised to see Ireland isn't on here.
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level 73
Mar 3, 2017
The greatest surprise for me is that Czech Republic is not there. They are the world's biggest beer drinkers, and they tend to produce a lot of domestic beers. Pilsner is an adjective meaning "from the city of Pilzň" after all.
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level 59
Aug 17, 2019
Ah czechia, somehow i though the town was in poland
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level 44
Mar 3, 2017
Forgot Mexico and Poland
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level 58
Mar 3, 2017
Missed South Africa.
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level 30
Apr 24, 2017
China is becoming #1 on everything. So boring... LOL
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level 57
Mar 2, 2018
Happy with the fact my country is #7
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level 53
May 15, 2018
Belgium would make it if it was in litres. But since their beer is so alcoholic, and alcohol is lighter than beer...
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level 77
May 15, 2018
What do you think, most people drink pilsner in Belgium, like Jupiler, Stella Artois or Maes, they have about 5% abv.
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level 73
Jun 4, 2018
Absence of Russia is quite a shock. They DO drink lots of beer, not only vodka.
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level 43
Jul 27, 2018
Mexico... so I guess Corona counts as beer?
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level 72
Jul 27, 2018
There are some good mexican beers. Corona is not one of them.
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level 73
Jul 27, 2018
You disappoint me, Canada.
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level 55
Jul 27, 2018
Czech beer is the best beer, shame its not on the list
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level 35
Jul 29, 2018
Yeah, Brazil number 3!!! But, in spite of national pride, it feels sad to see neither The Czech Republic nor Belgium make the list. But still,,,yeah, Brazil, you ROCK!! HAHAHA
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level 21
Aug 29, 2018
I usually do poor on these, but for the first time, I got them all! :D