Imported beer constitutes over 13% of all beer consumed in the United States. Whether you’re eating Mexican food or sashimi, imported beers add an extra note to authenticate cultural food experiences. Our beverage aficionados have the food savoir-faire needed to discern what beer you should serve! Browse through the tiles below to acquaint yourself with our selection. Make sure to call your Bernick’s rep and ask them for a taste!
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Since we began brewing our family of Amstel biers in 1870, we’ve exported Amstel to over 120 countries. And though we no longer need to rely on the chilly waters of the Amstel River to keep it cold, each brew still delivers an authentic taste of its native land. We led the American light beer revolution with Amstel Light when we first imported it in 1980. At just 95 calories per bottle, its unique mixture of barley and hops delivers rich, full beer taste
Asahi Super Dry
With its refreshing barley flavor and crisp aftertaste, Asahi Super Dry is by far the most popular high-quality beer in Japan.Since its debut in 1987 as Japans first dry beer, it has continued to improve the taste and excitement of beer. Its taste has set a new standard that is acknowledged around the world today.
A long history of quality since 1859. Today, Birra Moretti is exported to over 40 countries around the world. In 2006, the Birra Moretti was the only Italian brand to have been awarded both gold and silver medals at the World Beer Cup, the most important international competition in the industry.
Originally created in 1853 in Brazil, Bohemia is now produced in Mexico. To this day it retains the original characteristics of superior quality and unique taste, which can only be provided by the most traditional Brazilian beers. Bohemia is the best reward for the true connoisseur of a beer of exceptional and unquestionable quality.
Brewed by Heineken in the Netherlands, Buckler is the non-alcoholic malt beverage made especially for the enjoyment of those individuals who want to experience the taste of a fine beer without alcohol. Malty and smooth with a clean amber beer flavor, Buckler is brewed with the highest-quality, all natural ingredients that are the hallmark of Heineken.
Cerveza Pacifico Clara
Pacifico was originally brewed by the Pacifico Brewery in Mazatlan, Mexico. Founded in 1900 by German settlers, and later acquired by Grupo Modelo in 1954, the beer’s unique packaging and distinctive taste became popular in America with surfers who brought the beer from Mexico. In 1985 Grupo Modelo began exporting Pacifico to the United States.
Dos Equis is a crisp, refreshing, light-bodied malt-flavored beer with a well-balanced finish. A lager that drinks like a Pilsner. A liquid embodiment of living life to the fullest. A beverage made from pure spring water and the choicest hops. A beer with such good taste, it’s chosen you to drink it. A beer with such good taste, it’s never seen in bad company.
William and Ralph Foster created Foster’s in 1887. They were so dedicated to delivering Foster’s the way it should be enjoyed, they even sold it with ice to keep Australia’s warm environment at bay. More than 120 years later, the bold, refreshing taste of Foster’s is available in more than 150 countries, making it the largest-selling Australian beer brand in the world.
In 1516 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria issued the Purity Law, the oldest foodstuff regulation still in effect today. Beer can only be brewed from malt, hops and water. Franziskaner weiss beers are brewed in strict adherence to the Purity Law. Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel wins supporters with its refreshing yet aromatic and full-bodied flavor. This dark, cloudy specialty is a special treat for weiss beer connoisseurs and bock beer aficionados. Deep and dark colored, cloudy with yeast. Brewed with a darker roasted malt which adds some maltiness to the refreshing flavor of the Hefe-Weissbier.
Grolsch is a Dutch brewery founded in 1615 by Willem Neerfeldt in Groenlo. The brand is best known for their 5% abv pale lager, Grolsch Premium Pilsner. Grolsch has held its own for nearly 400 years. Whilst it now embraces modern ways of brewing, they’re still the unique, bold character that stood out from the crowd all those years.
It all starts with just one man, but it's not down to a single 'eureka' moment. The history of Guinness beer, draught, or stout is a stirring tale of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity and effort. It's over two centuries of sublime brewing craft, a remarkable knack for spreading the word and more than a few leaps of faith. It's the story of how a unique Irish stout became, with a little magic, one of the world's best-loved beers.
Harp, the best-selling Irish lager, with its sparkling color makes it a distinctive, yet approachable import. This Vienna-style Irish lager brand was created in 1960 by the Guinness Brewery. It is a leading brand in Ireland, and is also popular in Canada, Africa, and the United States.
Hirter Brewing has been around for hundreds of years brewing delicious and interesting beers. Located in Austria, Hirter supplied beer lovers with traditional specialties dating back to the late Middle Ages. From 1493 onwards, the ownership of today’s Hirter Brewing can be fully documented – which just goes to show that Hirter has been following their delicious mission without compromise from the very beginning. And the mission still hasn’t changed one bit. Situated along one of Austria’s most important North-South transport routes, the brewery is still the #1 ‘pit stop’ for beer lovers from near and far!
A fully brewed non-alcoholic lager, Kaliber is made with pure Irish spring water, classic Irish barley, and the finest hops. Lager yeast is used to give the beer its full-bodied flavor, and then the alcohol is removed. Full bodied with well-balanced tones of hops and malt, Kaliber is the smart choice for the enjoyment of a great tasting beer when alcohol is not desired. This European take on non-alcoholic beers is maltier then most American NA’s.
Kokanee is a Pilsner Style Lager with 5.0% alcohol abv and is British Columbia's best-selling lager. Kokanee beer is aged naturally and has a relatively mild taste. The company's "Glacier Fresh" marketing slogan for the beer originates from the usage of mountain stream water in its brewing. It uses three varieties of malt and a blend of western grown North American hops.
Modelo Especial is a pilsner-style lager whose original recipe was first brewed in Mexico in 1925, under the vision to create a ‘model’ beer. Since its introduction to the U.S. in the 1990s, Modelo Especial has grown organically from the ground up, gaining its status from below via bodegas, convenience stores, and word-of-mouth.
Brewed at Murphy’s Brewery in Cork, Ireland, the company is owned and distributed by the Dutch brewer Heineken. The beer flavor is evocative of caramel and malt, it is often described as a “distant relative of chocolate milk,” free of any carbonation and a strong, black cappuccino texture.
The Modelo brewmasters have employed the same distinctive techniques since they began brewing Negra Modelo back in 1925. This Munich Dunkel (dark) style is characterized by its liberal use of roasted or toasted malts. The slow roasting of the malts alone makes the brewing process last twice as long as other beers, producing its signature reddish color and hint of sweetness.
What makes a Paulaner? Generations of master brewers have been able to create with passion and skill something that today is exported to around 70 countries. The recipe for success? Dedication and experience, craftsmanship and skill – since 1634. At Paulaner, beer is a matter of heart.
The first batch of beer was brewed on 5th October 1842. A golden beer – the world’s first golden beer – it was fresh, clear and refreshing with a hint of caramel sweetness and a fragrant, balanced hop bitterness. It was an immediate success and a proud moment for the city of Plzen. Since that day the recipe has remained the same.
First produced in 1938, Red Stripe is a pale lager brewed by Desnoes & Geddes in Jamaica. Following a poor initial showing in the United States, Red Stripe recovered and rode the popularity of dance hall reggae music in the early 1990s. Red Stripe is a significant sponsor of reggae, ska, and other music events. Red Stripe’s brown, squat bottles are their trademark.
Sapporo, the oldest beer brand in Japan, was first brewed in 1876 by the German-trained lager brewer Seibei Nakagawa. From the beginning, Sapporo was a favorite among beer lovers – a crisp, clean taste they appreciated and an advanced brewing process they respected. Today, three varieties of the brand (Sapporo Premium, Sapporo Reserve, and Sapporo Premium Light) are enjoyed by beer connoisseurs across the world.
Originally brewed by Tooth and Company, Sheaf Stout is now brewed by Carlton & United Breweries in Southbank, Australia. This classic Australian stout has a tantalizing dry finish and medium body.
Spaten has made history. After all, its 600-year tradition makes it the oldest existing brewery in Munich and one of the oldest in Germany. Spaten has been a leading exporter of German beer for more than a century, and they played a crucial role in establishing the present superior worldwide reputation for German beer.
St. Pauli Girl NA
Brewed and bottled by the St. Pauli Brauerei, located within the Beck’s brewery in Bremen, Germany. The name comes from the St. Paul’s Monastery, which was located next to the original brewery in Bremen.
Located in the “beer capital of Austria,” the Stiegl brewery has contributed to developing Salzburg’s own unique style of beer. Thanks to more than 500 years of history, Stiegl is a defining part of beer culture in Austria. The brewery produces a large variety of brews, including house-style, compositions, and experimental.
Named after the city of Tecate, Baja California where the beer was first produced, Tecate is a popular pale lager. The company was acquired by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma in 1955. The beer is sold in distinctive red aluminum cans and twist-top bottles.
Good things never change. Since 1903, Tsingtao Beer has been brewed using the same unique process originated by German and British settlers in Qingdao, China. Americans have taken notice. Imported since 1972, Tsingtao has quickly become the best-selling Chinese beer in the United States.
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