European Beer Brands List – what’s Your Choice?

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Europe has been brewing beer for hundreds of years and is the home to many great breweries from Heineken to Skol and Stella Artois to Bitburger, many popular breweries and beer brands are as popular today as they have ever been. There are of course thousands of smaller breweries and brands (in sales numbers) and therefore less well know and tend to be more specalised in the different charactaristics of the beer which we will not cover in this article as these beers are just as fitting to fill many articles by themselves.

Lets then look at the European beer brands list and indeed the top 40 based on volume of sales.

Top 40 European Beer Brands List

Kicking off the list of the top European beers is no surprise Heineken which has a worldwide dominance within the light beer (lager) sector. They are based in Netherlands and own a worldwide portfolio of over 170 beer brands some of which Include:

  • Heineken (of course)
  • Amstel
  • Tecate
  • Kaiser
  • Beamish
  • Sagres
  • Cruzcampo
  • El Leon
  • Krone
  • Spieler
  • Amstel
  • Windhoek

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV – brew the second and third most popular beers with Skol and Brahma and in total well over 500 brands some of which include:

  • Becks
  • Skol
  • Budweiser
  • Corona
  • Modelo
  • Leffe
  • Stella
  • Hoegarden
  • Aguila
  • Bogota lager
  • Brahma
  • Castle lager
  • Cass
  • Harbin

Carlsberg brew the 5th and 6th most popular European beers with Tuborg and Carslberg respectively. Some of the other beers they brew include:

  • Carlsberg (of course)
  • San Miguel
  • Tuborg
  • Kronenburg
  • Baltika
  • Holsten
  • Tetley
  • Elephant Beer
  • Special Brew
  • Alivaria
  • Brooklyn ale
  • Koff

Diageo PLC  Brew guinness which has to be the most well know stout world wide and is the 8th most popular European beer brand. Other beers Diagio brew include:

  • Guinness
  • Harp
  • Kilkenny
  • Redstripe
  • Smithwicks
  • Windhoek lager
  • Tusker

List of top 40 European Beers 

Global Brand NameGlobal Brand Owner1HeinekenHeineken NV2SkolAnheuser-Busch InBev NV3BrahmaAnheuser-Busch InBev NV4TecateHeineken NV5TuborgCarlsberg A/S6CarlsbergCarlsberg A/S7Stella ArtoisAnheuser-Busch InBev NV8GuinnessDiageo Plc9AmstelHeineken NV10KaiserHeineken NV11Carling Black LabelAnheuser-Busch InBev NV12PilsenAnheuser-Busch InBev NV13CarlingMolson Coors Brewing Co14OettingerOettinger Brauerei GmbH15Beck’sAnheuser-Busch InBev NV16KronenbourgCarlsberg A/S17KrombacherKrombacher Brauerei Bhd Schadeberg GmbH & Co KG18CruzcampoHeineken NV19BitburgerBitburger Braugruppe GmbH20VeltinsBrauerei C & A Veltins GmbH & Co KG21Blue SwordChina Resources Holdings Co Ltd22Zatecky gusCarlsberg A/S23Estrella DammDamm SA24BavariaHeineken NV25StaropramenMolson Coors Brewing Co26WarsteinerWarsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer GmbH & Co KG27Pilsner UrquellAsahi Group Holdings Ltd28LeffeAnheuser-Busch InBev NV29JupilerAnheuser-Busch InBev NV30HarnasCarlsberg A/S31StarHeineken NV32LechAsahi Group Holdings Ltd33ZywiecHeineken NV34CastelCastel Groupe35HoegaardenAnheuser-Busch InBev NV36SagresHeineken NV37WarkaHeineken NV38HolstenCarlsberg A/S39Super BockSuper Bock Group SGPS SA40PaulanerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co KG

Some of my personal favourites of the beers mentioned above include Staropramen, Bitburger, Krombacher, Amstel, Kronenbourg, Guinness, Zywiec, Pilsner Urquell, Paulaner, Hoegaarden and Castel.

Some great options of companies to order a variety of the great beers mentioned to get delivered to your door step are listed below.

If you are based in North America then the following sites are highly recommended, just click on the links below:– Saucey have a huge variety of beers, but also wines, liquor, and champagnes and can deliver within 30 minutes within certain areasthat’s some going! check out their website to see if they deliver in your area.

Ace– Ace Spirits have a great range beer and like their name suggests also all kinds of spirits / liquor as well as an impressive accessory range and gift ideas. They also deliver overseas so if you see something you like and not in North America then you can still grab these products.

If you are in the UK/ Europe(they can also deliver worldwide) I recommend:

The Drink Shop– A great range of beers and all other alcoholic products that supply everything you can think of as well as gifts bar ware and mixers that and also supply bars and restaurants and even do wine pairings. They are based in the UK they can deliver worldwide.– Brewdog have become one of the largest brewers in the world with a fantastic range of high quality craft beers as well as a number of brewing pubs that they operate across the globe. They have some interesting gift ideas and can also deliver worldwide, worth checking out.

Skinny– Skinny Booze are the only alcohol store in the EU giving you the nutritional facts for everything they sell. Reduced Sugar, Carb and Calorie Beers, Wines, Spirits and more with all nutritional information available. Their range is impressive covering all the categories from liquor to beer.

Beer Cartel – If you are based in Australia this is the company to order from as they have a fantatsic range of craft beers, world beers and you can even set up a subscription and get some great beers delivered automatically.

My Bottle Shop– Also based in Australia this online liquor delivery store that have over 10,000 products available of which 1,000 are beers so a fantastic choice. Many of their items that teh offer are delivered directly from the producers.

If you are looking for something more specialist that also deliver worldwidethen I recommend the following:– Amazon can deliver anything that you can think of including alcohol and anywhere in the world.

Whisky– Don’t let the name put you off if you are not a whisky drinker, the whisky exchange not only supply a fantastic range of whiskys from around the world they also supply champagne, wines, beers, cocktail mixes and some great gift ideas. They deliver worldwide.

Gift baskets– Gift basket overseas have a fantastic range of different ideas of gift baskets some of which have alcoholic products such as some great beer baskets  but also non alcoholic ideas and wines, and have something for every occasion from Christmas to Diwalli to thanksgiving to corporate gifts. As their name suggests they can litterally deliver worldwide and have specific choices of products based on where you are ordering from.

As mentioned above the following companies also deliver worldwide: The Drink Shop, Brewdog, Skinny Booze.

I hope that you enjoyed this article and please feel free to leave your comments below.



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