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Red Stripe lager
Produced by Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Red Stripe is a Jamaican lager-style beer brewed by Desnoes & Geddes Limited. The first Red Stripe was brewed in the Surry Brewery in 1928, an ale style beer that was too heavy to suit local preferences. The current lager formulation was first produced in 1938 from a recipe developed by Paul H. Geddes and Bill Martindale. The modern brewery was opened at Hunt's Bay in 1958. In 1993, 51 percent ownership in Desnoes & Geddes Limited was purchased by Guinness Brewing Worldwide, now Diageo, an acquisition that has significantly increased the international distribution of Red Stripe. A new Red Stripe Light has also been added which is brewed in Jamaica and bottled in the Guinness facilities in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Carlton Draught
Produced by Carlton & United Beverages

Carlton Draught is a 4.6% (abv) pale lager made in Australia by Carlton & United Beverages. Carlton Draught is a popular full-strength lager beer sold on tap in Victoria, Australia. It is also sold in bottles and cans, but in this market its stablemate Victoria Bitter is probably more popular. It can also be found on tap in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.

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Victoria Bitter
Produced by Carlton & United Beverages

Victoria Bitter has the highest market share of all beer sold in Australia, both on tap and packaged. It is brewed by Carlton & United Beverages, a subsidiary of Foster's Group, brewers of the Fosters brand beer. Despite its name, it is technically a fairly standard commercial lager rather than a bitter, although perhaps slightly more bitter than many. It is available in New Zealand, the UK, and to a limited extent, other countries abroad.

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Tooheys New
Produced by Tooheys

Tooheys New is a standard Australian lager and the most popular of the Tooheys' beers. It can be found on tap at almost any bar in New South Wales, although it is not so common in other states. It was first brewed in 1930. It was marketed in cans and bottles as Tooheys Draught, however this was changed to Tooheys New in 1998 for consistency.

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Dortmunder Export (Dortmunder)
Produced by Brinkhoff's Brewery

Dortmunder Export, or Dortmunder, is a pale lager from the city of Dortmund in Germany. Originally brewed by Dortmunder Union in 1873, this soft[clarification needed] pilsner style beer became very popular with industrial workers, and was responsible for Dortmunder Union becoming Germany's largest brewery and Dortmund having the highest concentration of breweries in Germany. With the decline of heavy industry in the area, the sales of Dortmunder also declined until, by 1994, the Dortmund Union brewery had shut down, and merged with several other Dortmund breweries to form Brinkhoff's Brewery.

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Pilsner Urquell
Produced by SABMiller

Pilsner Urquell (German and international title; Plzeňský prazdroj in Czech) is a bottom-fermenting beer produced since 1842 in Pilsen, Bohemia (now Czech Republic). The beer is today the flagship brand of global brewing empire SABMiller, which has controversially also started brewing Pilsner Urquell in Poland.

Pilsner Urquell is somewhat heavier and has slightly more alcohol than American Beer (with an almost ale-like fruitiness in the malt body) and more strongly hopped than most pilsener beers. Saaz hops, a noble hop variety, are a key element in its flavour profile, as are the use of soft water and fire-brewing. It is available in a 330 ml (third of a litre) and a 500ml (half litre) in either aluminium cans or in the type of green bottles that is pictured here on the right.

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Produced by Harbin Brewery

Harbin Beer (Chinese: 哈尔滨啤酒 [traditional 哈爾濱啤酒], pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn Píjiǔ) is a product of the Harbin Brewery. One of Harbin's beers is a wheat beer that has a resemblance to the Belgian beer Hoegaarden.

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Newcastle Brown Ale
Produced by Scottish and Newcastle

Newcastle Brown Ale is a brand of dark brown ale. It has been brewed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, since 1927 by Newcastle Breweries, now a part of Scottish and Newcastle. Newcastle Brown Ale has been granted Protected Geographical Indication status by the EU.

In August 2005, Scottish and Newcastle closed the Tyne Brewery, the last consignment of Brown Ale having been brewed in April of that year. Production was moved across the river to the former Federation Brewery in Gateshead.

Newcastle Brown Ale had originally been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the EU. Since Scottish and Newcastle moved production outside of the city its PGI has been removed.

In Newcastle, the beer is often called 'Dog' (or simply 'Broon'). The 'Dog' name comes from the euphemism "I'm going to walk the dog" - meaning "I'm going to the pub" - and was further popularised by a 1980s advertising campaign. It is often referred to as Newcy Brown

Newcastle Brown Ale is traditionally sold in England by the pint (20 fl oz, 568 ml) and more recently in 500 ml (17.6 fl oz, 0.88 pint) bottles. Typically the ale is consumed from a 12 fl oz 'Wellington' glass. This allows the drinker to regularly top-up the beer and thereby maintain a frothy 'head'. In the United States, it is sold in standard 12 fl oz (355 ml) bottles. It is also available in 550ml bottles.

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Yanjing Beer
Produced by Yanjing Beer Company, Ltd.

Yanjing Beer is a malty, smooth lager beer from China. It is the most commonly available beer throughout Beijing, is the official state beer of China, and is one of the major sponsors of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The beer was first brewed in 1980, and continues to be made today. It is also exported to countries around the globe, including the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Grimbergen Blonde
Produced by The Abbey of St. Norbert of Xanten

Grimbergen is the name of a group of Belgian abbey beers first brewed in 1128 at the abbey that Saint Norbert of Xanten built for the Norbertine monks in Grimbergen. The beers are now brewed by Alken Maes brewery group.

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Produced by Diageo

Guinness /ˈɡɪnɪs/ is a popular dry stout that originated in Arthur Guinness' first brewery in County Kildare before moving to its present home at St. James's Gate in Dublin, Ireland in 1759. The beer is based on the porter style that originated in London in the early 18th century. It is one of the most successful beer brands in the world, exported worldwide. The distinctive feature in the flavor is the roasted barley, which remains unfermented. For many years a portion of the beer was aged to give a sharp lactic flavor, but Guinness has refused to confirm if this still occurs. The thick creamy head is the result of the beer being mixed with nitrogen when being served. It is extremely popular with the Irish and, in spite of a decline in consumption over recent years, is the best-selling alcoholic drink of all time in Ireland, where Guinness & Co. makes almost €2 billion annually.

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Produced by Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas, S.A.

Sagres beers are brewed by the SCC - Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas, S.A. and were introduced at the 1940 “Exposição do Mundo Português” (Portuguese World Exhibition). More commonly known as Central de Cervejas ('Beers Central'), the SCC - Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas, S.A. is owned by Heineken International. Sagres is the name of the south-westernmost tip of Portugal, and Sagres is considered the "Lisbon beer", as opposed to the Porto-based Super Bock, which is more popular in the north of Portugal, and Coral, which is more popular in Madeira. Sagres is the most selling brand in Portugal.

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Produced by Boon Rawd Brewery

Singha (Thai: สิงห์, correctly pronounced sing or singh, but typically pronounced by foreigners to Thailand as sing-ha) , is a 6% alcohol-by-volume (abv) pale lager. It is also available in 6% abv draught version as Singha Lager Draft, and the new 3.5% abv Singha Light introduced in 2006.

Beginning in September 2007, a 5.0% (abv) version of Singha Lager has replaced the 6.0% (abv) original version that has earned the Singha name its reputation. This new version, while still brewed in Thailand by Pathmthani Brewery Co., Ltd., proclaims on its labelling to have been brewed under the supervision of Singha Corporation Co., Ltd. instead of Boon Rawd Brewery Co. Ltd. The last known fill date for Singha Lager 6.0% bottles sold in the United States is October 18, 2007.

Beer production capacity is 1 billion liters per year. Until recently Singha was the best selling beer in Thailand, but is now challenged by the less expensive and more potent (6.4% abv) Beer Chang, brewed by ThaiBev (formerly the Beer Thai Company).

In 2007, Boon Rawd camp has regained its throne of beer market leadership in Thailand.

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Corona Extra
Produced by Grupo Modelo

Corona is a pilsner brewed by the Mexican Grupo Modelo. Corona is light straw in color and has a very mild flavor, with little hop bitterness and 4.6% abv. Unlike many beers, Corona is bottled in a clear bottle, increasing the opportunity for spoilage. It is common in countries outside of Mexico to serve Corona with a slice of lime or other citrus in the neck. Much of the barley used to brew Corona originates from the United States and Canada and is transported by railroad.

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Medalla Light
Produced by Cervecería India

Medalla Light is a light lager beer and one of the best-selling beers in Puerto Rico. Its popularity may be due to its lower cost compared to its competitors, in part because it is exempt from a special tax on imported beers. This situation is often used by the brewery's marketing efforts by stating that Puerto Rico is a "permanent Happy Hour zone" (Zona de Happy Hour Permanente in Spanglish). Medalla was awarded medallions in Australia, Barcelona and New Zealand, as one of the best beers of the world, according to Cervecería India's president, Camalia Valdés. According to the company, the beer was awarded for its manufacturing process, the quality of the product, and commitment to its unique taste.

The awards were: Gold medal and best beer in its class in the International Golden Lager category at the 2007 New Zealand Beer Awards, Quality Medal for the third consecutive year at the World Selection contest 2007, and Quality Medal at the 2007 Australian International Beer Awards, the second biggest beer competition in the world.

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Utica Club
Produced by Matt Brewing Company

Utica Club is a brand of naturally-aged pilsner beer from Utica, New York. Since 1888, Utica Club has been brewed at the West End Brewing Company (today the Matt Brewing Company). It was the first beer officially sold after Prohibition.

Utica Club's most famous campaign icons were a pair of talking beer steins, Schultz and Dooley, who appeared in several popular television commercials that ran from 1959 to 1964. DDB (Doyle Dane Bernbach) copywriter David Reider created the characters and comedian Jonathan Winters supplied the voices of Schultz, Dooley, and the other beer steins that appeared in the commercials. Many Utica Club commercials depicted two characters ending the argument abruptly on ordering a Utica Club beer, leading to the jingle "It's tough to argue over a Utica Club, 'cause they put too much love into it!"

Today, Utica Club is still being manufactured, although it is a minor brand in comparison to the brewery's primary line of Saranac beers. It is, however, still a favorite among residents of the Utica area.

Some affectionately refer to Utica Club as "Uncle Charlie." Accordingly, Utica Club Light (UCL) has been referred to as "Uncle Charlie Lewis."

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