Pair it with pizza or enjoy it with tandoori tikkas; Wash it down with a burger or sip it at a party – beer is a drink we Indians love. A sip of chilled beer can wash away our worries and make our problems seem far away. International Beer Day 2022 is celebrated on Friday, August 5. This special day marks beer celebrations across pubs, breweries, clubs and homes around the world. And what better way to celebrate than with a jug of excitement? We have cherry-picked and curated a list of the top beers in India that you must try at least once. These are our top recommendations, in no particular order, from the many brands available on the market today.
Here are the top 9 beers in India that you must try on International Beer Day:
Hailing from Denmark, Carlsberg is one of the most popular beer brands globally. It entered the Indian market slowly and steadily. Carlsberg Elephant and Carlsberg Smooth are both smooth and lightly flavored.
2. Bee Young
Bee Young is a homemade, locally sourced beer from Delhi. The crisp drink has a strong citrus flavor and aroma, and also comes in quirky, fun canned packaging.
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American-style ale is advertised as being brewed with the original yeast culture by brand founder Adolph Busch. Tasty and crunchy, this beer is medium in taste and is made by fermenting barley, rice and hops.
4. Six Fields Wheat Beer
For those who like every sip to be a luxurious experience, Six Fields is the right choice. This is one of those smooth beers with a light taste and ethereal aroma that has brought the Belgian style to the Indian connoisseur.
Based on Jammu, The Godfather has maintained a strong foothold in the Indian beer market. Its full-bodied flavor has an appetizing and extra fresh taste, thanks to its long aging technique.
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6. King of fish
Kingfisher Ultra and Kingfisher Ultra Max are among the best-selling beers in the brand’s catalog. In particular, Ultra Max is a strong, refreshing beer that is slowly fermented and matured over time.
7. Lonely Wolf
Lone Wolf is one of the newest beer brands in the Indian market today. Catering to Indian drinkers, Lone Wolf has options between light and strong versions that have smooth and sharp flavor profiles respectively.
8. Seven Rivers
Based in Bengaluru, Seven Rivers has become a hit across the country. Their Hefeweizen is a wheat beer with a fruity aroma. They also have a light and refreshing Belgian Witbier.
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Beor360 is one of the most unique beer brands – the reason being that it uses Himalayan spring water for the brewing process. Pristine beer is produced in Bhutan in small batches. Available in wheat and fenugreek options, it also has a fragrance of chamomile in it.