Jeffrey M. Pilcher’s current book project examines the world history of beer over the
past two hundred years, following the spread of European lager through
networks of trade, migration, and empire. The research moves between
the global and the local to explore how European brews became situated
within the drinking cultures of Mexican pulque, Japanese sake, and
South African sorghum beer, among others. (from Toronto website)
See his article Jeffrey M. Pilcher, “The Globalization of Alcohol and Temperance from the Gin Craze to Prohibition,” Carol Helstosky (ed.), The Routledge History of Food (2014). (Thanks to David Gutzke for the reference)
In the same volume see “Stimulants and Intoxicants in Europe, 1500-1700,” by Ken Albala.