When you’re getting ready to backpack around Europe, there are a few words you need to master in each country: Hello, hospital, and beer. Your Lonely Planet guide is good for the first two, but Feòrag NicBhrìde does the guidebook one better when it comes to tracking down brews, offering this handy map of suds nomenclature.

Overall it seems pretty accurate, although the distinction between beer and ale in southern verus northern Britain is a little curious. Ale is historically the most popular style of beer throughout England, though lager has taken over and you’d sound like a right wanker if you rolled into a Manchester pub, pointed to a Carling tap, and said, “I’ll have a pint of ale.”

[via Boing Boing]