Beer transcends cultures, crosses borders and finds its way into billions of homes every night. Beer often brings friends and family together for special occasions, holidays and for just some simple quality time.

If you’re looking for a new beverage to try with your friends, the following brands are touted as some of the best in the world:

Heineken Beer 
Heineken is one of the most popular alcoholic brands in the world. A Netherlands-based brand, Heineken Beer was originally brewed in 1873.

Aside from Heineken’s popularity in Europe, over the last few decades, the alcoholic beverage has gained a large following in the United States and Southeast Asia. Heineken contains 5 percent alcohol by volume and has won a number of awards over the last several decades.

Tiger Beer 
Tiger Beer, a popular Singaporean alcoholic brand, was founded in 1931 as Malayan Breweries Limited. As a Heineken-backed venture, Tiger has been widely successful in Southeast Asia, selling in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Tiger contains 5 percent alcohol by volume and is considered to be pale by nature. While the beverage hasn’t won any major awards on the international level, millions of people still drink it on a daily basis.


Known as the “King of Beers“, Budweiser has been around since 1876. With less than 5 percent alcohol by volume, Budweiser is one of the lightest full flavored alcoholic beverages in existence.

Currently being brewed at a variety of locations throughout the United States, Budweiser is made with 30 percent rice, barley malt and hops. The ingredients have changed over the course of the brand’s existence, but the taste has remained the same.

Currently, Budweiser is offered in over 80 markets around the world. The company designs and manufactures different bottles to match each specific customer base.

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