Food and drink are at the heart of every culture. I firmly believe that you can learn a lot about the culture of a place with tours of pubs and breweries! And what better time to hit someone behind International Beer Day? On the first Friday of every August, people from Mexico to Mongolia toast on it hoppy day. 😉
Some people, like yours, plan trips around tourist wineries or rely on Harry Potter … So why not plan a trip around your favorite boilers? The craft beer scene is flourishing around the planet and there is an endless variety of options. You just found the local watering holes!
Here are some of the top beer funds in the world!
Bruges + Brussels, Belgium
Did you know that Belgium produces more than 350 types of beer? Grab some Belgian chocolate and get ready for some serious grace!
One must have a variety of beer lamps produced only in the Pajottenland region of Belgium. It's a sour but fruity beer that looks like nothing else you've ever tasted.
Brugs Beertje, De Halve Maan and brewery De Gouden Boom are all worship favorites and the first whistle humidity choices.
Of course, the Irish capital is famous for its Guinness. Even if you don't love the black things you've tried abroad, give it a shot. The Guinness that took place in Dublin is actually one of a kind a visit to the Guinness Warehouse in Dublin is a must.
Guinness is not the only game in town though! Make a pub crawl through Head Brazen, Doheny & Nesbitt or O & # 39; Donoghue to dine on products. If you're into craft beer, head to Galway Bay Brewery for tasting flights.
Munich + Berlin, Germany
German beer culture is more than Oktoberfest (which is still a bucket list item for me!). You can have a very good time in Munich and throughout Bavaria in the beautiful beer gardens. These urban sanctuaries are the perfect place to relax and unwind with the locals.
Augustiner Keller is Munich's oldest beer garden and is an essential stop. Aumeister and Hischgarten are worth keeping an eye on too!
For some serious lifting, go to the Löwenbräu, Augustinerbräu or Hofbräuhaus breweries.
Forget the simple Tuborg or Carlsberg! Did you know that Denmark actually has the most micro breweries anywhere Europe?
Carlsberg has opened it Jacobsen brewery to introduce the distinctly Danish beer culture. Nørrebro Bryghus, Brewpub and Mikkeller are the first to kiss her mug.
Castle Square, Warsaw
I already told you guys that Warsaw has great food, now you need something to rinse it off!
Baltic and smoker beers return to a significant degree and are a major Polish fare. If you're lucky enough to be there in the spring (usually held in early April), the Warszawski Festiwal Piwa-AKA Warsaw Beer Festival – has 700 different beers to choose from … or pouring.
Prague Czech Republic
One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Prague is a dream destination and prime location for polishing a few pints.
Start with classics like Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser-Budvar and Kozel … then go wild!
San Diego, CA.
San Diego is one of the cities that will always be closest to my heart. It's made for great beach afternoons, incredible Mexican dinners and endless pub tours.
San Diego has a huge 154 breweries. Make sure you are thirsty!
Another food hotspot I love is Portland! It seems like everyone is making craft beer at PDX … and it's so good! There are even Chinese restaurants brewing their own beer. Imagine it! Honestly, even if you've been there for a year, I don't know if you'll be able to enjoy all the berries!
And, I must mention a noteworthy reference to Maine's Portland, which is also a great beer city!
Another city rocking over 150 different breweries, Denver will leave you with more than a few night options. Make sure you try organic products at Breckenridge, Great Divide Brewing Co., or Wynkoop Brewing Co. for delicious beers!
Want to choose something a little more mainstream? dotake samples at Coors Brewery, the largest brewery in the world!
Colorado ranks third nationally in craft brewery per capita, so you really need to go on a brewery tour when you visit Denver!
While Seattle may be known for its coffee, it sure knows how to make beer!
Go out to the Ballard, Fremont and SoDo districts and see where your mug will be. Look for local lanterns like Stoup, Reuben's Brews and Populuxe!
Victoria + Vancouver, Canada
Beware, foodies! The Great White North has more ways to offer than it wins.
You will eat your heart when you see all the tiny microscopes and awesome food on the road I found in Victoria and Vancouver, Canada.
I ate a fool in Melbourne and it's worth it! The scene of cooking and craft beer is so impressive. While it tends to be more expensive for a beer down below than you'll find in most of the US, it's still worth it!
Cape Town, South Africa
Of course, my adopted home Cape Town had to make the list! I was so impressed by the unlimited ones available here. While South African wine gets all the attention, you'll be very impressed by the beer here!
Make sure you see the beer lover's guide to Cape Town before you arrive!
Exploring Tokyo's Golden Gai was one of my best memories of Tokyo. It's the perfect place to explore Tokyo's unique beer culture. Try classics like Sapporo Yebisu beer and save time for at least one karaoke session!
Note: The above bottles are actually sugar bottles, but they were too cool not to share! You will find a ton of interesting designs for beer bottles here. 🙂
I had to sleep up to more than a few bars to create this list! It was not easy to decide which ones were the best! I would love to know where you think he should be on this list (and maybe another round, I mean another list is ok).
Are you planning a trip around beer? If so, I would love to hear where I would go and what breweries you would die to visit!