Being a fan of beer doesn’t only mean having a beer every now and then. If you really know your way around in this world there are some cities that you would do everything to go to, just to taste the beer that they have. In case you are preparing a bucket-list, make sure to consider the following cities.
Some say that Munich is the beer capital of the world. The best time to visit the city is during Oktoberfest. Over 6 million people gather on this occasion to raise their glasses. The city is also home to Hofbrauhaus, a beer garden which was founded in 1599 by the Prince of Bavaria.
The interesting thing about Dublin is that drinking beer is considered to be a way of life there. It is home to the famous Guinness beer. Although the prices are relatively high, there are still a lot of people who are willing to spend their time in a pub, not to mention the tourists who go there especially for the beer.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
There are a lot of flavors, styles, and labels produced in Amsterdam, including Heineken, Amstel, and Grolsch. In case you are looking for diversity, make sure that you have a trip to the Cracked Kettle where you will find over 500 beer types. Café Gollem also serves over 200 kinds of beer.
Prague, Czech Republic
Some consider the citizens of Prague the larger beer consumers. They have over 41 gallons of beer per year per person. It is believed that Czechs came up with the idea of pilsner. Another good thing about the city is that it is considered to be one of the cheapest places to have amber ale.
If you can’t think of a beer that comes from Austria this is probably because the majority of beer comes from microbreweries and they’re not available outside of Europe. However, you could try to get your hands on a bottle of Zipfer, Gosser, Wieselburger, Schwechate, or Puntigamer.
Although the majority of people don’t associate beer with Tokyo, a lot of people have beer in the city because they can buy it from vending machines. Some of the places offer European labels, but you could also try the local ji-biiru.
It is interesting to note that the majority of the beer-destinations can be found in Europe, where the beverage has a tradition.
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