Are you a beer lover or looking for the best beer to enjoy in these heatwave sunny days. Here are the top best-Imported beer brands in India with meaning and fun facts about their logos.
Budweiser – USA
PRICE – 150 INR/ 650 ml, ABV – 5%
Budweiser is a strong flavourful American style Lager beer brewed by the process from the 30% rice in addition to the Hops and malted barley.
Budweiser is introduced in 1876 by the American brewing company Anheuser Busch.inc. The Budweiser is a German name, meaning “of Budweis”, the origin of the Budweiser.
LOGO: The company name (Budweiser) written in a custom typeface over the signature red bow-tie. The crown above it signifies magnificence, power, and royalty.
Corona Extra – Mexico
PRICE – 280 INR / 355 ml, ABV – 4.5%
The Corona brand is one of the top-selling beers worldwide. Corona is a Pale Lager Beer produced by Mexico.
It is commonly served with a wedge of lime or lemon in the neck of the bottle to add tartness and flavor.
It was first brewed in 1925 by Cervecería Modelo on the tenth anniversary of the brewery. In 1926 the brewery decided to package the beer in clear glass quarter bottles. In 1997, Corona Extra became the top-selling imported beer in the United States, surpassing Heineken.
LOGO: The two griffins on the label are the guardians of Corona. They’re “the sacred creatures of the sun,” according to Corona’s Spanish website. In 1940, Corona was the first beer to feature a label directly printed on the glass bottle
Hoegaarden – Belgium
PRICE – 466 INR / 750 ml, ABV – 4.9%
Hoegaarden Beer is founded in 1445 in the Hoegaarden city of Belgium.
Hoegaarden is an Ale white full-bodied beer. It is an unfiltered beer, very pale & lighter in color and cloudy appearance of the beer makes it a white beer. It has a fruity taste and clear spicy notes of clove & coriander make it an awesome refreshing beer. In many bars, it is commonly served with a slice of orange.
LOGO: The Hoegaarden logo shows a mash paddle and a bishop’s crozier. The paddle is a tribute to all the brewers of Hoegaarden. The bishop’s crozier is a symbol of power once wielded by the prince bishop of Liège
Heineken Premium – Netherland
PRICE – 190 INR / 650 ml, ABV – 5%
Heineken beer is founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in the Amsterdam city of Holland, Netherland.
Heineken is a super-inoffensive pale Lager beer with a stronger, bitter taste. The beer with crisp flavor goes down smoothly when it is ice-cold.
LOGO – The Red Star in the Heineken is a symbol of communism, saying brewers have used the logo since the Middle Ages. Its points represent beer’s ingredients: water, barley, hops, yeast, and a fifth that comprises the “magic of brewing”
Website – https://www.heineken.com/
Foster – Australia
PRICE – 125 INR / 650 ml, ABV – 4%
Foster is an Australian beer, introduced in 1889 in Melbourne.
Foster beer is a light-colored lager style, it presents full malt character with balanced clean hop bitterness. Combined with a slightly hoppy, but yeasty/malty nose, Foster’s Lager is a full-bodied beer with excellent drinkability. Fosters taste a bit like cardboard, no flavor, no bitterness.
LOGO – The Kangaroo in the foster beer represents the origin of the beer (Australia).
Website – https://www.fostersbeer.com/
Singha – Thailand
PRICE : 110 INR/650 ml, ABV : 5%
Singha beer is made by Boon Rawd Brewery in 1933 in Thailand. Most beer connoisseurs though swear that Singha beer tastes better from the bottle than the can.
To many beer lovers, Singha is obviously the better beer as it’s a 100% barley malt beer that has a rich body and a strong flavor.
The taste is a tad more forthcoming, revealed more of the grassy and grainy zing and a delicate lemon sweetness.
LOGO: The Singha logo was inspired by a Thai mythical creature in the form of a lion, the king of the jungle, which has long been a part of Thai history. It symbolizes power, strength, courage, leadership, dignity, loyalty, perseverance, and endurance.
Carlsberg – Denmark
PRICE: 110 INR/650 ml, ABV: 5%
Carlsberg beer, a European pale lager is founded in 1847 by JC Jacobsen in Denmark.
Carlsberg is a flagship beer brand with 5% ABV that leaves a mild and hoppy bitterness on your tongue. Strong like its namesake in both strength and character, Carlsberg is a full-bodied, full flavor beer.
Carlsberg is the pioneer in its category of super-premium strong beers, giving Indian consumers another reason to rejoice in a market where quality alternatives are hard to find
LOGO – The logo features the Company name, and the font pretty much retains the designer’s handwriting. It is topped by a red-and-gold crown, which symbolizes the company’s ties with the Royal Danish Court.
Website – https://www.carlsberggroup.com/
Tuborg – Denmark
PRICE : 120 INR / 650 ml, ABV : 4.6%
Tuborg is a Danish brewing company founded in 1873 on a harbor in Hellerup, an area North of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1970 it has been part of the Carlsberg Group.
It is a bottom-fermented lager beer. It’s brewed on lager malt, a slightly roasted, bright type of malt which results in the well-known mild, fresh taste and aroma of flowers and grain. The beer is medium rich and lively with a moderate bitterness in the aftertaste.
LOGO: The logo of the Tuborg beer is printed like the cap of the bottle with the name of the beer in a slant position topped by a crown, which symbolizes the company’s (Carlsberg) ties with the Royal Danish Court.
Website – https://www.tuborg.com/
Beck’s Ice – Germany
PRICE : 150 INR/650 ml, ABV : 5%
Beck’s Beer is founded in 1873 in the Bremen city of Germany. It is a German pilsner (a type of pale lager), sharp, crisp, flavorful, and is not filling. Beck’s uses roasted hops and has a more bitter earthy flavor with much less foam
LOGO: The Beck’s skeleton key represents “The Key of Bremen”, where the beer began to be brewed in 1873. The skeleton key symbol for 1 SS division is because its commander for much of its history was Josef “Sepp” Dietrich. In German, one meaning of “Dietrich” is a skeleton key.
Kronenbourg 1664 – France
PRICE : 150 INR/ 330 ml, ABV : 5%
Kronenbourg Brewery is founded in 1664 by Geronimus Hatt. The name comes from the area where the brewery relocated in 1850.
The company is owned by the Carlsberg Group. The premium brand is Kronenbourg 1664, a 5.0% abv pale lager.
Its taste is far more complex. It’s a rather sweet beer, crisp, and light with just a hint of graininess. It tastes less malty than a Heineken, and it’s slightly hoppy aroma is more palatable.
LOGO: The Kronenbourg oval logo is decorated with four red ribbons. And the color scheme resembles the French tricolor flag – blue, white, and red.
The Kronenbourg 1664 brand design has a Gallic, edgy and sophisticated yet modern look which gives a superior shelf stand-out of its product and builds on the premium image of the brand
Medusa Beer: Hudson
PRICE – 100 INR/650 ml, ABV – 5.5%
Medusa Brewing Company opened to the public in March of 2015 on Main Street in Hudson, Massachusetts, the United States From beautifully constructed American-style ales to traditional European-inspired recipes, Medusa Brewing Company strives to provide for the ultimate variety of draft selection.
LOGO: In Greek Mythology, Medusa was one of three Gorgon sisters, who had snakes instead of hairs. And that goes with the logo of the Medusa beer (women with snakes hair) with a cool and chilling portrait of Medusa. It also gives the phrase “Beer up your spirits”.
Guinness – Republic of Ireland
PRICE: 200 INR/650 ml, ABV: 4.2%
Guinness is a Dark Irish dry stout beer from the Arthur Guinness Brewery, Ireland established in 1759.
Guinness has a malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness, with notes of coffee and chocolate. A roasted flavor also comes through, courtesy of the roasted unmalted barley that goes into its brewing.
LOGO: The Guinness family adopted the Harp symbol(Musical instrument) as their trademark for their brewery. The harp, which serves as the emblem of Guinness, is based on a famous 14th-century Irish harp known as the “O’Neill” or “Brian Boru” harp, which is now preserved in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.
Asahi – Japan
Price: 300 INR approx/650 ml, ABV: 5%
Asahi was founded in Osaka, Japan in 1889 as the Osaka Beer Company.
Asahi is a light-bodied lager (brewed with rice) that is a Super Dry, with a clean, crisp taste with subtly sweet white bready notes dried by subtle toasty maltiness and mild grassy hop bitterness. Light, refreshing, and unchallenging on a hot summer’s day.
LOGO: The logo of Asahi beer is simple as it is written in a pretty elegant font with representing Japan’s no. 1 beer and Spicy (Karakuchi, in the Japanese language).
Stella Artois – Belgium
PRICE: 180 INR/ 330 ml, ABV: 4.8%
Stella Artois was introduced in 1926 as a Christmas beer, named after the Christmas star in Leuven, Belgium. It is now owned by Anheuser-Bush In Bev.
It is a classic Belgian lager, golden in color with a floral, hop aroma, well-balanced fruity malty sweetness, crisp hop bitterness, and a soft dry finish. All-natural ingredients give Stella Artois a clean, crisp palate. The fresh, pale malt aromas offer a sweet herbal note and a lingering hoppy finish.
LOGO: The word Stella, meaning “star” in Latin, was not added to the name until the company released its first seasonal beer, the Christmas Star, in 1926. The same horn that once beckoned travelers in Belgium is still prominently featured in the current Stella Artois brand.
Tsingtao – China
PRICE: 180 INR/650 ml, ABV: 4.7%
In 1903, Tsingtao Brewery was founded by the Anglo-German Brewery Co. Ltd in Qingdao, China.
The brewery brought the western settlers a high-quality German-style pilsner brewed with German technique, European high quality raw and, especially, mineral water from Laoshan spring.
Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has a high-malty flavor and a well-hopped character. Tsingtao is produced with spring water from Laoshan a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water.
LOGO: The logo in Tsingtao beer is a Zhangiao, a pier on Qingdao’s southern store (Origin of the beer) guarded by two Golden lion sculpture.