With beer sales in Russia on the rise, our comrades to the East are producing more booze than ever. What does this mean for you? Basically, don't be surprised when your local suds shop begins to slowly ween its prime stock of Bud Light Cheladas in favor of a more... worldy selection. But don't bust out your Cyrillic alphabet translator and begin the painstaking task of deciphering Брянскпиво Пиво Жигулевское Светлое just yet, as we've compiled a list of Russian beers you should surely investigate:
1. Klinskoye Svetloe
Type: Pale lager
Most Like: Yuengling
Why: Available in multiple varieties with Klinskoye Svetloe being the most popular, this brand labels itself a crisp and hoppy beer that is specially brewed with rice to remove the beer's natural bitter taste. This process not only weirds out beer lovers, but also adds to the beer's ability to quickly quench thirst... while being a beer and simultaneously contributing to unquenchable thirst!