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There’s a Beer For That matches brews to Eurovision Song Contest

By Daniel Woolfson

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There’s a Beer For That matches brews to Eurovision Song Contest

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Beer campaign group There’s a Beer For That has compiled a list of international beers to accompany the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

The group selected the top 10 beers to enjoy during the event, which airs on Saturday, 14 May, based on bookies’ odds on which country will be crowned winner.  

The UK was sadly not predicted to make it into the top ten (bookies predict a final ranking of 24th​), however, There’s a Beer For That matched a beer for it just in case.

The matches and odds are as follows:

1. Russia 3:1

Act and song title: Sergey Lazarev - You Are the Only One​ 

Baltika

ABV​: 0%

"Baltika is the only one for you if you’re supporting Russia during Eurovision. This light, alcohol-free, aromatic beer has a refined flavour and is served in the finest restaurants and bars of St Petersburg and Moscow. The beer possesses a unique taste and a subtle aroma."

2. – France 4:1

Act and song title: Amir - J'ai Cherché

Bellerose Biere Blonde

ABV: ​6.5%

"Amir is looking strong in second place at this years contest. Why not accompany his performance with something a little bit different from France?  Bellerose Biere Blonde contains three different hops collected from three continents, making it a mix between the French 'Biere de Garde' style and an IPA."

3. – Australia 13:1

Act and song title: Dami Im - Sound of Silence

Foster's

ABV:​ 5%

"Eurovision has officially welcomed Australia for the second time! First brewed in Melborne by William and Ralph Foster, this Aussie lager is light-coloured, presenting full malt character with balanced clean hop bitterness. Combined with a slightly hoppy, but yeasty/malty nose, Foster's is the ultimate ice-cold refreshment."

4. – Sweden 15:1

Act and song title: Frans - If I Were Sorry

Pistonhead

ABV: ​4.9%

"You won't be sorry when you try Sweden's Pistonhead beer. Crafted in a self-proclaimed 'brutal brewing workshop' the 'kustom lager' is a smooth, no-nonsense brew. It’s a dry beer with cascade and amarillo hops to offer a spicy citrus edge. Plus the beer is organic and glows in the dark."

5. – Bulgaria 17:1

Act and song title: Poli Genova – If Love was a Crime

Zagorka

ABV: ​5%

"Easily recognised for its rich flavour, pleasantly bitter taste, and 5% alcoholic content. Thanks to its quality ingredients, Zagorka is a true innovator of the beer market."

6. – Malta 17:1

Act and song title: Ira Losco – Walk on Water

Cisk

ABV: ​4.2%

"Cisk was launched in Malta in 1928. It is a golden-coloured lager with a distinctive and well-balanced character. Its rich hop aroma and pleasant bitterness, combined with a mild astringency, make it an outstanding thirst-quencher."

7. – Ukraine 21:1

Act and song title: Jamala – 1944

Obolon Lager

ABV: ​5%

"Celebrate Ukraine with its famous Obolon Lager. It's a deeply fermented beer with hoppy bitterness and flavour. Expect grassy aromas and a bittersweet finish. It is pure gold in colour and has a strong foamy head."

8. – Latvia 23:1

Act and song title: Justs – Heartbeat

Aldaris Porteris

ABV: ​6.8%

"Aldaris Porteris is a strong beer, so perfectly matches Latvia's Eurovision entry. It contains a hint of caramel and wine which may also be detected in the aroma."

9. – Armenia  23:1

Act and song title: Iveta Mukuchyan – Love Wave

Ararat

ABV: ​4.5%

"This Armenian beer is light in colour, while providing waves of apple, floral notes and a cookie dough aroma. Its grainy sweetness overpowers the bitter notes while pouring clear and crisp with a bouncy head."

10. – Serbia 26:1

Act and song title: ZAA Sanja Vučić – Goodbye (Shelter)

Jelen Pivo

ABV: ​4.6%

"Jelen Pivo is the leading core lager brand in Serbia-Montenegro. This golden bitter beer will provide fresh grassy notes combined with warm honey tones. A bright and light hoppy lager makes for an easy drinking beer." 

24. – United Kingdom 101:1

Act and song title: Joe & Jake – You're Not Alone

Meantime IPA

ABV: ​7.4%

"While our nominated act might not be a top 10 contender, Meantime IPA is certainly an excellent consolation prize. Meantime has a slightly roasted malt profile with plenty of sweetness and lots of citrusy hops that lighten the beer and create a lingering bitter finish."

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