As you can imagine, most of Y&H’s readers are based right here in the God-fearing, gun-loving United States of America. But as I’ve been messing around with Google Analytics, I’ve discovered a number of posts from 2009 that played well in foreign countries, sort of like old blues musicians in Europe, I guess.

Below you’ll find the five most-popular Y&H posts outside the U.S. — and the country in which the item found an audience. You know what? Some cliches are true: Canadians dig beer.

The list after the jump.

  1. Vintage TV Beer CommercialsCroatia, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (combined, these countries totalled thousands of page views)
  2. Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race Gets Absurd — Canada
  3. Flying Dog Receives Brewery of the Year: Catch Them Thursday at the Mayflower — Canada
  4. Spike Mendelsohn Evicted from His Capitol Hill Rental House — Colombia (No doubt most of those clicks came from Mendelsohn’s former landlords who are based in the country.)
  5. Ritz Pastry Chef Jérôme Girardot Found Dead in Cameron Station Park — France