Beer is a beautiful thing. We鈥檙e not saying it鈥檚 our *only* beloved drink, but it definitely ranks high on the list. When we鈥檙e not drinking it, we鈥檙e making beer bread recipes, cooking with beer or crafting DIY projects with beer bottles. And we鈥檙e NOT ashamed. Beer is a globally consumed beverage that is believed to have originated nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, and its popularity is hardly dwindling. No matter what corner of the globe you travel to (like Germany for Oktoberfest!), you鈥檙e likely to find at least one or two beer options. If you鈥檙e on the road and jonesing for a brew, here鈥檚 how to order beer in 17 different countries.


A few takeaways: In Greece, you鈥檒l want to say 鈥淢ee-a beer-a paraka-loh.鈥 Say what? Yep, that鈥檚 how you order your beer if you鈥檙e traveling through that part of the world. Meanwhile, 鈥淥w bee-a neung krup鈥 would be how you鈥檇 pronounce your order in Thailand.

You鈥檒l also notice that Spanish-speaking countries have some varying vocabulary. In Argentina, por ejemplo, you might hear beer referenced as 鈥渂irra,鈥 while Mexicans might use the term 鈥渃hela.鈥 鈥淐erveza鈥 is yet another popular variant.

Of course, some of these may seem a tad off. In most parts of the US, you鈥檙e likely to be met with bad service if you simply say 鈥淕ive me a beer!鈥 without any pleases or thank-yous. The differentiation between the US and the UK, though, is pretty valid 鈥 while you may go out for a pint in the UK, you鈥檙e not likely to say that you鈥檙e going to grab a 16 ouncer with your coworkers in the US.

If you鈥檙e dining with your crew, you鈥檒l probably also want to toast to your friends and their health. Whether you鈥檙e saying 鈥淐heers!鈥 in an English-speaking country, 鈥溌alud!鈥 in a Spanish-speaking one or 鈥淧rost!鈥 in Germany, you鈥檙e basically sending the same message: 鈥淗ere鈥檚 to us!鈥

Whether you鈥檙e looking for travel tips or beer recipes, you can find tons of inspiration on our Pinterest page!

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