16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is many things – it’s history, architecture, art…and it’s beer. The country is the birthplace of the pilsner and Prague has long had a reputation as the beer capital of the world. Beer, which often costs less than a bottle of water, is for sale in every nook and cranny of the historic and architecturally diverse city. Beer is even an option as part of value meals at Burger King (no joke). And, for those who love beer so much they want to bathe in it, there are Beer Spas and beer soaps that offer just that.  From cavernous halls to street kiosks – and at every café, bar and restaurant in between – it takes little effort to find beer in Prague. However, we weren’t just looking for any beer – we were in search of craft beer in Prague. read more

With more than 100 beers to choose from, The Raiinbow Hotel ranks as one of our top picks of Fitzroy pubs

Fitzroy pubs: 3 amongst the many

Fitzroy is a neighborhood northeast of Melbourne’s Central Business District that has been around since 1839. It has some of the best preserved Victorian-era architecture in the city and a dizzying number of bars. A leisurely walk from the city or a quick ride on the tram puts this area within easy reach for visitors. There are no shortage of Fitzroy pubs to pop into along Brunswick, the main thoroughfare, and we found our way into our fair share.

Basing our preference on pubs to clubs, acoustic music to screaming bands and friendly to fake, we made a short list of our three favorite Fitzroy pubs, each with its own distinct style. And, while that previous sentence might make us sound pretty damn old, we still enjoy a good pub crawl…and Fitzroy is a fine neighborhood for one, for sure. read more

Best Craft Brews of our Journey: Little Creatures Pale Ale, Fremantle, Australia

Best Craft Brews of our RTW Journey

Naturally, we are often asked what our ‘favorites’ were during our travels around the globe. Those are always tough questions, but to share some of our best memories, we are starting a new series of posts called Best Of Our Journey. In each post, we will discuss the Best Of a specific category. If you’ve been wondering what our Best or Favorite {fill in the blank} was, leave a comment and we’ll compose a post for it!

We have a knack for finding local craft beer. We swear, we aren’t seeking them out; we’ve merely had the pleasure of stumbling upon them all around the world. In some cities, like Wellington, New Zealand, the craft beer scene was already established, while in others, like Zagreb, Croatia, it was just at the beginning. Regardless, wherever we were in the world, if local craft brew was available, we gave it a try. read more

Nova Runda Craft Brewery American Pale Ale

Nova Runda Craft Brewery in Zagreb

We’re going to let you in on a not-so-little secret: We like beer. And, we love craft beer. And right now, Nova Runda craft brew from Zagreb, Croatia is pretty high on our list.

During our 11 months of travel, we’ve tried a hefty number of brews around the world. We’ve been fortunate to stumble on a couple of cities where the craft brew revolution is in full swing, like in Bariloche, Argentina, Wellington, New Zealand and Cape Town, South Africa. In Vietnam, it’s hard to be too critical of 25 cent “fresh beer” made daily. Since we’ve arrived in Europe, we’ve found plenty of ‘new to us’ beers, but in reality they are the equivalent of America’s big brewers, like Budweiser, Coors and Miller. And, then we got to Zagreb, Croatia, home of Nova Runda Craft Brewery. read more

5 Tapas Bars in Seville, Spain (plus 3 non-tapas bars)

As we wandered the streets of Seville’s neighborhoods, it became evident that the tapas bars in Seville, Spain, both classic and trendy, are part of the city’s charm. People gathered around outdoor tables and squeezed their way into small bars – and we were eager to join them.

We were told that locals live their lives outside of their homes, spending time as a family and joining friends and neighbors for a meal or a few tapas. Based on a few recommendations and simply following the crowds to the action, we found our way into many tapas bars in Seville, Spain – and a few drinking bars, too.  read more

Cape Town Festival of Beer JetSetting Fools

Cape Town Festival of Beer

I love festivals, but I rate beer festivals as being supreme. When we learned that the Cape Town Festival of Beer was happening at the same time we were visiting, there was no way we were going to miss it. The event, held at Cape Town’s Hamilton Rugby Club on Green Point, spanned three days, but we blocked just two days for the event – one for the festival and one for recovery.

Since we’re at an age when hanging with the youngsters at a beer event is likely to cause severe liver injury and/or irritation, we chose to go to the Cape Town Festival of Beer on Sunday in hopes of fewer crowds and chill vibes. Beer was flowing from 10am until 7pm and we heeded the advice of the promoters and arrived early, getting there at 11am. read more

A Sunday in Brisbane Australia JetSetting Fools

A Sunday in Brisbane: Boat ride, South Bank and Craft Brew

We only had a quick three-night stay in Brisbane, our last stop in Australia before heading to Southeast Asia. We decided to stay smack in the middle of the CBD (Central Business District) so that we could start each day in the heart of the action. By far the biggest city we’ve been in since Sydney, the densely packed downtown is full of high rises, a few sights and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Although quieter on the weekend, we took the opportunity to venture out a little and see what lies beyond the CBD. We spent a Sunday in Brisbane on a boat ride, in South Bank and in search of craft brew.  read more

3 bars in Bondi Beach: Brews with views JetSetting Fools

3 bars in Bondi Beach: Brews with views

At Bondi Beach the waves and sand are the main attraction. And, while we can spend all day staring at it, in the afternoon it’s nice to have a cold, refreshing drink in our hands while we do so. Apparently, we’re not the only ones as we found three bars in Bondi Beach that delivered on cold brews with balcony views.

Bars in Bondi Beach: Icebergs

Icebergs – http://icebergs.com.au/

This Bondi institution has been on the southern edge of the beach since 1929. Started as a swim club with its iconic seaside lap pool, it’s now open to the public (even the pool for a small daily fee). There are views from every seat of the modern glass-walled bar, but the small, nearly private, balconies are the best place to gaze below at the swimmers in the pool, the surfers in the ocean and the horizon beyond. We could have stayed all afternoon if it wasn’t for the exorbitant prices. A ‘cup’ of the Cricketer’s Arm ale was $9, but we chalked it up to the price of the view. read more