The World Cup is here and we at Beer, Bros & BS want to make this year’s competition even more interesting. Instead of the World Cup we will be watching the upcoming matches with beer goggles on and have our own competition, the World Cup of Beer…and not to be confused with the World Beer Cup.
To do this, I am going to focus the participant countries and their most famous or popular beer. With that said, I understand that many of these countries make more than one beer but for the sake of argument I will choose the highest ranked beer for their country as rated by the social beer app Untappd or the website RateBeer.
There are 32 countries that will be represented in this competition held in Russia. The 32 teams are broken down by eight groups of four lettered A through H. The groups were randomly drawn on December 1, 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
The country groups are:
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
Our competition format will be like the real tournament. In this competition the top two ranked beers from each country group will advance to the round of 16. From there the final teams will advance in a knockout style tournament till we have a winner.
The six of us here at Beer, Bros & BS will be voting on each group, selecting the winner and runner up. We will continue to vote on each match from the round of 16 to the quarterfinals, semifinals and final match till we have a winner.
Before choosing the beer for each country I would have to say that the front runner would have to be Germany, they make some delicious beer. But to tell you the truth I would not sleep on Belgium, Spain or Denmark.
Our next article in this series will reveal which beers are representing the various countries in this tournament. What country do you think will win this year’s competition? Tell us below to who your pick is.
(Feature image credit: mlssoccer.com)
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