About Brazilian Beer

About Brazilian Beer
Beer is a burgeoning industry in Brazil. While the history of beer in the country dates back more than 200 years with the influence of Dutch and German immigrants, it is only since the late 19th century that there have been modern breweries in the country.

Today, a few large companies account for more than 85% of Brazilian beer. Microbreweries have started to earn a small share in the market; there are now more than 100 craft breweries in the country.

Classic beer styles such as pilsner, amber or pale ales in the Belgian mode account for much of the production. There are also a few very distinctive beers, such as smoked ale as well as some made with honey and brown sugar.

Top Picks for Brazil

Xingu Gold Lager
93 points
Brilliant light gold color. Citrusy, hoppy aromas and flavors of caramelized lemon and mango, honeyed herbs, and pine with a soft, crisp, fizzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy lemon-lime custard, herb focaccia, and pepper finish. A nice lively pale lager that is sure to please.