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French beer

The French love beer—many young people prefer it to wine. As elsewhere around the world, there are now numerous French craft beers to choose from, many quite local, as well as the big industrial beers sold everywhere. Most of these are made in Alsace and points north.

The biggest and best known is Kronenbourg or ‘Kro’ as people call it, founded in Alsace in 1664, which is also the name of its superior brew. It is sold in every supermarket in France.

Another very popular beer, sold everywhere is Pelforth (the Pelican beer), the beer of the north, founded in Lille in 1921 and now owned by Heineken France. Sunny Pelforth Blonde with its three-grain brew and 5.8% alcohol content is the most common.

Adelscott is an amber beer with malt whisky aromas, founded in 1981 is also now owned by Heineken France.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Paul Hermans at Dutch Wikipedia, pxsphere