In bottles, glasses, steins and cups, a typical beer takes many forms across the world. Learn to say "one beer, please," and this is what you'll get.
What to say: Una cerveza, por favor.
What you'll get: A frosty glass of Quilmes, brewed in the Buenos Aires province.
What to say: A schooner (or a jug, or a pot, or a pony), please.
What you'll get: A 15-ounce glass (if you order a schooner in New South Wales, but other areas have a whole bevy of local terms for their receptacles), filled with region-specific lagers like Queensland's XXXX.
What to say: ￨ﾯﾷﾻﾙ￦ﾈﾑ￤ﾸﾀ￦ﾝﾯ￥ﾕﾤ￩ﾅﾒ (Ching gay woh ee bay pee joh!)
What you'll get: A frosty bottle of Tsingtao, the country’s main export brew.
What to say: Jedno pivo, molim.
What you'll get: Karlovaￄﾍko, the Croatian national beer brewed locally in Karlovac.
What to say: Jedno pivo, prosￃﾭm.
What you'll get: A mug of Pilsner Urquell, which often flows at rates cheaper than water.
What to say: Ein Bier, bitte.
What you'll get: A classic pint -- hoppier in the North, sweeter in the South.
What to say: One beer, please.
What you'll get: A tall pint of -- what else? -- Guinness.
What to say: Una birra, per favore.
What you'll get: A glass in which to pour your bottled Peroni Nastro Azzurro, made with Italian maize.
What to say: ￣ﾃﾓ￤ﾸﾀ￣ﾃﾫ￣ﾂﾒ￤ﾸﾀ￦ﾜﾬ￤ﾸﾋ￣ﾁﾕ￣ﾁﾄ (Bee-ru ip-pon ku-da-sai).
What you'll get: A bottled Asahi, Kirin or Sapporo, with a cup that your drinking partners will likely fill for you.
What to say: Een bier, alsjeblieft.
What you'll get: Classic Heineken, the brand born from a single Amsterdam brewery during the 1800s.
What to say: ﾟﾸﾲﾾ, ﾾﾶﾰﾻﾃﾹﾁﾂﾰ (Ahd-na pee-vah pah-zha-loosta).
What you'll get: A bottle from Baltika, the largest brewing company in Russia.
What to say: En ￃﾶl, tack
What you'll get: Often a glass of starkￃﾶl, the strongest tier of Sweden’s three beer “classes.”