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.… Read the rest
In a dimly lit room, the wooden floor creaks and a fire crackles in the corner fireplace as a business-mannered bartender fills dimpled glass mugs with tepid cask ale. This is the scene in a typical London pub – and could accurately describe any one of the thousands of pubs in the city (yes, thousands).… Read the rest
Before we arrived in Belgrade, Serbia, we had a few expectations. We expected a busy city. We expected Communist-era architecture. We expected signs in Cyrillic. What we didn’t expect was to find craft beer bars in Belgrade – but we did.… Read the rest
Reykjavik nightlife abounds in the center of the city where there are a plethora of pubs, clubs and bars. As we were more interested in sampling Icelandic beer than clubbing, we veered away from the themed bars on the main drag (American Bar Reykjavik and Cafe Paris, to name two) and sought out the best places to drink local beer in Reykjavik, Iceland.… Read the rest
We’ve said it before: We love festivals. If they involve food and beer, all the better. By chance, we’ve had the fortune of being able to partake in local events on numerous occasions during our journey, like the Cape Town Beer Fest and the Kotor Karneval.… Read the rest
Spring is in the air. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And the Ljubljana cafes are in full swing.
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.… Read the rest
We didn’t have high expectations for the bars in Lecce, Italy. It is a small, historic town that markets its architecture more than its nightlife. Being in the middle of a lesser-known wine region, we knew wine would be flowing, but we weren’t sure what we would find in the way of craft beer and cocktails.… Read the rest
As if there isn’t enough to love about Wellington, we’ve got one more reason: It’s the craft beer capital of New Zealand. We are not seeking out these little beer meccas, luck would just have us landing smack in the middle of them. Long before learning about the craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand, we had made comparisons between Wellington and Portland, Oregon.… Read the rest
Not only is Bariloche, Argentina saturated in exquisite natural beauty, it also boasts a hefty number of local breweries. It’s like Bariloche and I were made for each other (and I haven’t even mentioned all the chocolate shops!). Most of the Bariloche craft beer, called cerveza artesanal, is produced on a small scale using fresh, natural and local ingredients (most importantly the mountain water).… Read the rest