Travel Destinations for the Best Beer
This one goes out to all you beer lovers out there. If options from your nearby supermarket just don’t hit the spot, book your Hotelgift stay at one of these locations to satisfy your taste pallet.
Plzen, Czech Republic
While you might instantly think Prague when considering the Czech Republic for a visit, there are better cities out there for a good lager. Plzeň is also know as Pilsen and is home to the pale lager. The most visited tourist attraction there is the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. There you can learn more about this oldest brewery of pilsner in the world while tasting some traditional beer all the same place. There are also many smaller breweries around, and Prague is only a short drive away. Let alone the beautiful medieval style buildings – alone a good reason to visit Plzeň.
Now, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day on Sunday so we had to include the fabulous Dublin and Guinness here. The original Guinness brewery was founded by Arthur Guinness there in 1759. If you like Guinness or want to give it a try, there isn’t a more authentic place to do so. Not a fan? Not a problem. There is a huge selection of locally brewed beers there that aren’t Guinness. But if you are, visit one of the 600 pubs in Dublin that serve this fine, dark beer.
Belgium is famous for its beer internationally not without a good reason. And Brussels is a great place to try it out for yourselves. Cantillon and the Brewer’s House breweries do fantastic taste tours and you can even visit a museum dedicated to beer. Here you will find an endless variety of beers to try as Belgians don’t shy away from experimenting with their beverages. Even the monasteries there brew beers – that’s how passionate the locals are about this tradition. Those not so keen on the Irish Guinness can explore the variety of Belgian Fruit Beers in Brussels. Make sure to have a Belgian waffle to line your stomach first!
Munich – Germany
You may think that Munich has gotten quite commercial due to the Oktoberfest hosted there, but nevertheless, you cannot deny that beer there is fantastic. You can visit one (or all) of the six breweries there to see what this city has to offer. Visit it during Oktoberfest to enjoy the show, or avoid the tourist crowds and enjoy your drinks in peace all throughout the rest of the year. You can also visit St Peter’s Church and the beautiful Deutsches Museum while you’re there.
You will find way more craft breweries in Austin, than in any other city in this state. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company even got awarded two gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Some of the country’s best breweries are based there which means that locals and visitors can enjoy a great craft beer any time they like. Austin beer craftsmen care a lot about the food and beer pairing. You can see this reflected in the new establishments such as The Brewer’s Table, which pairs Texas pastries with local beers.