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Songs to pair with your favorite beers from around the world

Local brews and local music is a combination that tastes great together.

Summer evenings are perfect for pairing a good local beer with local music.Summer evenings are perfect for pairing a good local beer with local music.Summer evenings are perfect for pairing a good local beer with local music. (Photo: Rawpixel / Shutterstock)

We love traveling. And when you travel, it’s important to pair good beer with good music from that beer's home country. Whether you are literally traveling the world or figuratively exploring it from your computer screen – check out this variety of beers and music from around the world.

The beer: Red Stripe from Jamaica / The song: 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley

Hop on a plane and travel to Jamaica to enjoy a Red Stripe and reggae. This classic Jamaican jam from reggae legend Bob Marley will have you in the mood to close your eyes and relax. Everything really is gonna be all right.


The beer: Guinness from Ireland / The song: 'Beautiful Day' by U2

This legendary rock band, originally from Dublin, will bring you a truly Irish experience. Top this off with the country’s pride, and one of the most successful beer brands in the world – Guinness.


The beer: Goldstar from Israel / The song: 'Life Happens' by Ester Rada

Then grab a Goldstar and head on over to Israel, the home country of Ester Rada. This song by Rada, a jazz--influenced singer-songwriter and sometimes actress, is just what you need to kick back and relax with a lager.


The beer: Budweiser from the U.S. / The song: 'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen

Nothing says America like Budweiser and Bruce Springsteen. Combine this 1975 song from the New Jersey native known simply as “The Boss” with the quintessential drink of U.S. sporting events, and you'll be having your very own patriotic party.


The beer: Corona from Mexico / The song: 'Smooth' by Santana

Your trip to Mexico will be smooth – with both the beer and music selection. Pick up a Corona (don’t forget the lime) and turn on Santana. This Mexican artist pioneered the combination of rock and Latin American music to bring us some great hits. This popular song, a collaboration with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 fame, helped Santana garner a new generation of fans.


The beer: Victoria Bitter from Australia / The song: 'Fancy' by Iggy Azalea

Fly down under to Australia and get the party started with rapper Iggy Azalea and a glass of Victoria Bitter. This beer is one of the most popular drinks in Australia – so take your cooler and boom box to the beach!


The beer: Stella Artois from Belgium / The song: 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye

End your journey in Belgium with a bottle of Stella Artois. This delicious beer has been brewed in Belgium since 1926. Together with the Grammy-winning record from Belgium native Gotye, you have the perfect combination. This song topped the charts in more than 20 countries – so crack open a Stella and watch this incredible music video!

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