Good beer is one of the simple pleasures of life. And for beer lovers, there is probably nothing quite like the experience of enjoying the finest brews at the places that produce them. Whether you are a beer connoisseur in search of more great beers to try or someone who just know how to appreciate delicious brews, you might be surprised as to what some of the world’s best beer cities have in store for you.
Top attractions: A town that is on the UNESCO Heritage list. It boasts of beautiful medieval and baroque architecture. Bamberg is home to the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla and other famous breweries like Mahr’s and Spezial. It also has hundreds of traditional breweries that are located near the heart of the town.
Top attraction: Bruges is one of Belgium’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a beautiful city that features stunning medieval architecture. And it will soon have the country’s first major beer pipeline. Top beer-centric attractions include the Brouwerij Bourgogne des Flandres, Brouwerij De Halve Maan, Café OPCD (with more than 200 Belgian beers), The Bottle Shop, Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, Staminee De Garre, ‘t Brugs Beertje, De Struise Brouwers Shop, and ‘t Poatersgat among others.
Top attractions: Belgium and its capital city Brussels trace its beer-making history in the middle ages. The city has produced some of the country’s finest breweries and brewers with skills that have been honed for many generations. Beer related points of interest include the century-old Brouwerij Cantillon,
Museum van de Belgische Brouwers (Museum of Belgian Brewers), Brussels Beer Weekend (Belgisch Bierweekend), Brussels Beer Challenge, Brouwerij Timmermans, A La Bécasse, Delirium Café, The Poechenellekelder, Le Corbeau, and the Belgian Beer Temple in 2018.
Top attractions: There is no better place for an authentic Irish pub experience than in Dublin. The city which is home to the famous Guinness Brewery has a wide array of pubs and bars to enjoy the finest craft beers. Must visit sites include the Guinness Storehouse and any of the city’s roughly 600 pubs.
Top attractions: Home to the Oktoberfest, Munich remains to be a Mecca for beer lovers. The weeks long event draws tourists from around the world for some great beers and the festival experience. The city also boasts of beer gardens and beer halls like the Augustiner Bräustuben, Augustiner Keller, the Hirschgarten, Max Emanuel Brauerei, Seehaus, The Hofbräuhaus, and Waldwirtschaft among others.