A Beer For Every Remaining World Cup Team

by Chiara Atik · June 23, 2010

There are 26 teams left in the World Cup, and we've found a beer for every last one of them. Have a favorite team? Check out what beer you should be drinking while you cheer them on to (hopeful) victory.-

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USA: Since Bud is now Belgian, lets go with Sam Adams?

Next US Game: Saturday at 2:30, baby!!!!!!!! Vs. TBA

Where to drink it in NYC: House of Brews, The Ginger Man, Jake's Dilemma

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Slovenia: The Lasko Brewery opened in Slovenia in 1825, and is said to account for at least 60% of the Slovenian beer market.

Next Slovenian Game: Today, 10:00 am EST, vs. England

Where to Drink it in NYC: Milan's Restaurant, Brooklyn

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England: Newcastle Brown Ale. Annoyingly, the beer is technically owned by Heineken, but it's still brewed at the Tyne Brewery in Newcastle, and is definitely one of the most easily available British beers in the US.

Next England Game: Today, 10: am EST, vs. Slovenia

Where to drink in NYC: Drink it on tap at Fiddlesticks Bar and Grill, or at The Atlantic Chipshop in Brooklyn.

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Australia: Matilda Bay Redback. Apparently, Foster's, the beer we all associate with Australia, actually isn't that popular down under. Instead, Aussie's prefer Redback, which is named after an Australian spider (and owned by the Foster's Group).

Next Australia Game: Today, 2:30 EST, vs. Serbia

Where to drink it in NYC: The Australian, Eight Mile Creek

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Serbia: Jelen Pivo is probably the best known beer from Serbia and Montenegro, and is a sponsor of the Serbian national football team.

Next Serbian Game: Today, 2:30 EST, vs. Australia

Where to drink it in NYC: Try Kafana on Avenue C.

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Ghana: Star Lager, the most popular beer in Ghana, is actually brewed by Guinness Ghana in Kumasi.

Next Ghana Game: Today, 2:30 vs Germany

Where To Drink It In NYC: Florence Restaurant in Harlem, Meytex Cafe in Brooklyn

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Germany: It's hard to pick just ONE German beer, but ultimately we decided to go with Bitburger Premium Pils.

Next Germany Game: Today, 2:30 vs. Ghana

Where to drink it in NYC: Loreley, Swift, and The Standard Beer Garden all have it on tap.

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Paraguay: Dorada Pilsen, which is brewed in a random German enclave in Paraguay. (Hmmm...German enclave in South America....)

Next Paraguay Game: Tomorrow, 9:00 am vs. New Zealand

Where to drink it in NYC: I Love Py, in Sunnyside

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New Zealand: Speight's Gold Medal Ale, beer made for "a real southern man", which has been brewed in New Zealand since 1876,

Next New Zealand Game: Tomorrow, 9 am, vs. Paraguay

Where to drink it in NYC: Nelson Blue, at South Street Seaport

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Slovakia: Saris Beer, which is the largest brewing company in Slovakia.

Next Slovakia Game: Tomorrow, 10 am, vs. Italy

Where to drink it in NYC: You'll probably find it, or something similar, at Koliba in LIC.

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Italy: Peroni's Nastro Azzurro is the official sponsor of the Italian Football team (makes sense: they're the Azzurri...)

Next Italy Game: Tomorrow, 10 am, vs. Slovakia

Where to drink it in NYC: Tribeca Tavern, Village Pourhouse

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Cameroon: Les Brasseries Du Cameroun is an official sponsor of the football team, and Castle Beer is one of their best-selling brews.

Next Cameroon Game: Tomorrow, 4:30 EST, vs. Netherlands

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Netherlands: As if we could choose anything other than Heineken?

Next Netherlands Game: Tomorrow, 4:30 EST, , vs. Cameroon

Where to drink it in NYC: Everywhere? But also, The Ginger Man, Burp Castle

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Denmark: Carlsberg beer is by far the most famous Danish Brewing company, and actually the 5th largest in the world.

Next Denmark Game: Tomorrow, 4:30 EST, vs. Japan

Where to drink it in NYC: Dempsey's, Destination Bar, Slainte

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Japan: Sapporo Draft, brewed in Japan since 1876.

Next Japan Game: Tomorrow, 4:30 EST, vs. Denmark

Where to drink it in NYC: Barmarche

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Korea DPR (North Korea): Taedonggang, brewed in a North Korean Brewery founded by Kim Jong-il himself.

Next Korea Game: Friday, 7 am EST, vs. Ivory Coast

Where to drink it in NYC: Uhm, good luck.

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Ivory Coast: Mamba Malt Liquor, brewed in Abidjan

Next Ivory Coast Game: Friday, 7 am EST, vs North Korea

Where to drink it in NYC: You might have better luck going with a french beer, like Kronenbourg, on tap at Puck Fair and Stout. (Yay, Colonialism??)

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Portugal: Sagres, a beer brewed in Lisbon.

Next Portugal game: Friday, 7 am EST vs. Brazil

Where to drink it in NYC: Luzia's, on the Upper West Side

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Brazil: Antarctica Beer, brewed by Ambev.

Next Brazil Game: Friday, 7 am EST, vs. Portugal

Where to drink it in NYC: Anywhere in Little Brazil

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Chile: Cristal Black Lager, a thoroughly Chilean Cerveza

Next Chile Game: Friday, 2:30 EST, vs. Spain

Where to drink it in NYC: Barros Luco, East 52nd Street.

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Spain: Estrella Damm, a Spanish Pilsner from Barcelona.

Next Spanish Game: Friday,  2:30 EST, vs. Chile

Where to drink it in NYC: Cafe Andalucia, Village Pourhouse, Downtown Bar and Grill

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Switzerland: Ittinger Klosterbrau, which was recently acquired by Heineken.

Next Switzerland Game: Friday, 2:30 EST, vs. Honduras

Where to drink it in NYC: Swizz on 53rd between 8th and 9th.

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Honduras: Cerveza Salva Vida, the most popular Honduran beer, brewed since 1916.

Next Honduras Game: Friday, 2:30 EST, vs. Switzerland

Where to drink it in NYC: La Orquidea in The Bronx might be a good bet.

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Uruguay: Patricia Lager, the top Uruguayan Cerveza

Next Uruguay Game: Satuday, 10 am, vs. South Korea

Where to drink it in NYC: Tabare Restaurant, Williamsburg

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Korea Republic: Hite, brewed in Seoul.

Next Korean Game: Saturday, 10 am EST, vs. Uruguay

Where to drink it in NYC: On tap at Downtown Bar and Grill, Peculier Pub, The Room

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Argentina: Cerveza Quilmes, founded by a German Immigrant in Buenos Aires in 1888, and official sponsor of the Argentine team.

Next Argentina Game: Sunday, 2:30 pm EST, vs. Mexico

Where to drink it in NYC: Downtown Bar and Grill, BAR 29, Peculier Pub

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Mexico: Dos Equis, obviously, brewed in Monterrey since 1890.

Next Mexico Game: Sunday, 2:30 pm EST, vs. Argentina

Where to drink it in NYC: EVERYWHERE. But also, ACME Bar and Grill, Dos Caminos, Stout