Like Stella Artois, Maes Pils is a Belgian pilsner. It has that classic golden color and the intense flavor expected from pale lagers. AB InBev produces brands such as Stella Artois, Beck's and Leffe. SABMiller manufactures Peroni, Leinenkugel's and Coors, through an agreement with Molson Coors Brewing Co.
With an alcohol content of 4.5% and an IBU rating of 21, Harp is a mild-tasting beer that is an excellent, lighter alternative to Stella Artois. In 1926, the brewery launched Stella Artois as a limited Christmas beer, and named it after the Christmas star (Stella translates to “star” in Latin). Famous for being the first pale beer in history, Pilsner Urquell has a crunchy flavor that is quite similar to that of Stella Artois, but it is a little more hops and has touches of caramel. However, sometimes there are too many good things and you might want to try a different pilsner or lager, but one that retains the same distinctive Stella Artois flavor.
With an IBU of 19, it's a little less bitter than Stella Artois, but it still enjoys the same skunk aftertaste found in many European-style pilsners. Although the accounts vary as to the exact date of the founding of the historic brewery, Stella Artois includes the year 1366 on each label. The use of characteristic noble hops, such as Saaz, is what gives Stella Artois that skunk scent and a moderate level of bitterness. Although Stella Artois is the best-selling Belgian beer internationally, Jupiler is the most popular in Belgium.
Another of the best-selling beers in Europe is Peroni, which this time comes from Italy and has a pale body similar to that of Stella Artois. Stella Artois, an award-winning beer over the years, is revered as one of the best European beers imported by American beer consumers and remains Belgium's best-selling beer. The ingredients used to make Jupiler are malt, corn, water, hops and yeast, as is Stella Artois. To this day, all Stella Artois containers bear the original tavern horn and proudly bear “Anno 1366” (born in 136).
Stella Artois' brewing tradition dates back to 1366 and to a small brewery in the city of Leuven, Belgium, known as the Den Hoorn brewery. If you're looking for an alternative to Stella Artois further afield, Crown is an Australian beer recognized as the best premium beer in Australia. However, ask any Belgian beer fan and they'll describe Stella Artois as a normal beer, at best. There are many more European pilsner beers that use natural ingredients and smaller beers for a smooth and balanced malt but hop-infused flavor.