Amazonas is the largest state of Brazil in area, located in the northern part of the country. Neighboring states are (from north clockwise) Roraima, Pará, Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Acre. It also borders Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. This includes the department Amazonas in Colombia, as well as the Amazonas State, Venezuela (it does not border the Peruvian Amazonas Region). The prime feature of the Amazon is its immense forest. This is the largest Brazilian State in area, with 1.5 million square kilometers. From the capital, Manaus, tours take tourists to see the meeting of waters where the rivers Negro and Solimões run alongside without mixing their waters, and stay in the lodges in the forest, appreciated by foreign tourists.
Xingu is a brand of Brazilian black beer. It has a distinct, almost cola-like, flavor. It is sometimes categorized as a sweet stout.Long before western civilization reached the Amazon, relative brewsters fermented roots and grains and used herbs as bittering agents to produce beers. The beer was called ''Xingu'' after the homeland of these pioneer women in brewing.