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Destination Beer Travel Guides

Where to find the best beer in some of the world’s top travel destinations. My destination beer travel guides aren’t itineraries, but guides to help you supplement your vacation with great beer.

Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Europe, Travel

Belfast Beer Guide – More than just Guinness and Harp

I realize that a beer guide to Belfast might sound a wee ridiculous. It’s Northern Ireland, after all. Doesn’t beer flow like the rain falls from the sky? Isn’t there a pub on every corner? All very true statements. But this isn’t a pub guide to Belfast. This is a Belfast beer guide intended to highlight the city’s growing craft beer scene by directing readers towards the best restaurants, pubs, and beer…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel, United States

St Simons Island Beer Guide

While St Simons Island, Georgia may stand out as a foodie destination, they are a little behind when it comes to craft beer. It’s not for lack of trying though. The issue is that Georgia’s archaic, distributor and big beer controlled laws make it difficult for craft breweries to open and survive. There isn’t a single brewery in the region.     However, restaurants, bars, and bottle shops do what they can to…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Middle East, Travel

A Guide to Beer in Dubai

Even though some of the earliest documented brewing traces back to Sumeria in the Middle East, Dubai tends to be a desert when it comes to beer and alcohol (pun intended). Although the rules around the sale of alcohol may be stricter than in other areas, there are still lots of places to choose from. Thankfully, nearly every spectrum of travel style is covered by Dubai’s plentiful choice of hotels. And yes, many have…

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Asia, Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel

A Guide to Tokyo Craft Beer

What I love most about the craft beer movement is that it’s not isolated to any one country. Sure, the United States may appear to be at the forefront, but wherever I go on my travels — from Barcelona to Cape Town to Rome — I find a birth in the local craft beer movement that is unique to the city or country. Japan, and Tokyo in particular, is no exception to…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel, United States

Explore Virginia Craft Beer Scene in Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and more

Virginia craft beer has recently come out of nowhere on the national craft beer scene as a major player on the East Coast, attempting to rival neighboring craft beer powerhouse North Carolina. After losing major deals on East Coast production facilities for Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, and New Belgium to North Carolina, state legislatures got their act together and passed a bill to help make Virginia more attractive to the craft beer…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel, United States

Comfortable Hotels in Bellevue After Exploring the Region’s Craft Beer and Wine

Bellevue, Washington, is the gateway to exploring Seattle’s regional craft beer and wine scene, both of which are worthy reasons to travel to the area. Two breweries — Bellevue Brewing and Geuax Brewing — are in Bellevue, while a mere 20 minutes away you’ll find Woodinville Wine Country, which is home to Chateau Ste Michelle and 90 other wineries. Access to the big city is not the only reason that attracts tourists…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel, United States

Hipmunk Hotels: A California Beercation Road Trip to Oakland, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, and More

With legendary breweries like Stone Brewing, Green Flash Brewing, and Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego has earned itself a designation as a craft beer mecca. However, navigating the city’s 100-plus breweries can be quite daunting. Which ones are must visits and which ones are meh? As an alternative to a beercation in San Diego, I suggest a California beercation road trip to see what the rest of the state has to offer….

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Hipmunk CityLove, Travel, United States

Anaheim Craft Beer Guide – California’s Forgotten Beer City

Even though I live in North Carolina – which has a stellar craft beer industry – I still get a twinge of jealousy towards California. The industry permeates the entire state of California, from north to south and all areas in between. Some cities, like Anaheim, have even structured their laws to welcome craft breweries, knowing the boost they give to the local economy. So if you’re planning a beercation through the state…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel, United States

Honolulu Beer Guide – Where to Find Your IPA in Paradise!

We’ve been exploring the craft beer scene in tropical paradises recently on The Wandering Gourmand with posts on Aruba and Cancun. Both vacation destinations show promise as they begin to serve beer beyond watered down island lager. But what about US tropical destinations like Honolulu?. I sat down with a friend of mine who recently moved back to the mainland to help write this Honolulu Beer Guide. You can rest assured that…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Europe, Travel

A Guide to Craft Beer in Vienna, Austria

I had reached my breaking point when I was in Vienna, Austria. I mean, I liked the local wine, but I had enough. I needed to find beer in Vienna. I missed the breweries, beer halls, and beer gardens that I so much enjoyed in Munich and Salzburg. Surely a city as large as Vienna had a beer scene buried somewhere among its wine taverns, quaint cafés, and imperialist architecture. And no I…

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