Category Archives: Beer

Zane Lamprey’s 25 Best Beer Cities In The World

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I am sure that lots of us enjoy beer. Kim and I love visiting breweries to do tastings & tours and have visited quite a few! I’ve also done a couple of beercentric trips- Germany and Belgium. Both of those trips were with one of my brothers. On our Germany trip we visited Munich and Cologne. We visited lots of breweries and beer halls. In fact, every night for a week we had dinner at a different, massive beer hall.
I recently came across a list of Best Beer Cities in the World by Zane Lamprey. Zane had a couple of food and drink related cable shows that I used to watch years back. Both were really funny and chock full of information and odd facts. The shows I used to watch were “Have Fork Will Travel”- a food and travel related show and the hilarious “Three Sheets”. In Three Sheets, Zane would visit a different country each episode and try out the local drinks (and usually get really messed up).
The reason that I am bringing up beer and Zane Lamprey is due to a fun list that I recently came across. 
The list is Zane’s “Best Beer Cities in the World”. The list consists of 25 cities. I’ve been to a bunch of them including three of his top five.
I am going to list Zane’s top 10 and if you follow the link below you will get to the full list which has a good amount of information on each city. Enjoy!
Here is the Top 10:
  1. Munich, Germany
  2. Brussels, Belgiu,
  3. Dublin, Ireland
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Asheville, North Carolina
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. Boston, Massachussettes
  10. London, England
Check out the full list HERE

Lonely Planet- The World’s Best Booze

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While traveling, I love to seek out food and drinks that are local to the area or country that I am visiting. It’s especially fun to try out alcoholic drinks native to the area.

Lonely Planet put out a list of The World’s Best Booze. They say that a great way to warm the hearts of locals is by drinking the local beverage.

Drinking is a really great way to get to interact with locals. I’ve had many memorable experiences at the local watering holes!

While visiting breweries and brew halls around Munich & Cologne Germany, my brother and I met many friendly Germans at pretty much every stop. They were happy to tell us about their favorite  brew and explain the different types of beers.
My wife and I had a similar experience at a bar in Bratislava, Slovakia. We stopped into a local place and were immediately offered a shot of the local beverage. (I can’t remember the name of it at this point) We ended up hanging out with the group and eventually moved on to another bar with them. This made our experience so much more interesting and we got to learn a bit about them. We found out that Bratislavans love Chuck Norris and liked NYC’s “chief” at the time Rudy Giuliani. (When they first told us they liked our chief, we thought they were referring to a famous chef!)

Here is the list of World’s Best Booze by Lonely Planet:

  1. Sake, Japan
  2. Guinness, Ireland
  3. Beer, Belgium
  4. Absinther, Czech Republic
  5. Burgundy wine, France
  6. Caipiroska, Brazil
  7. Becherovka, Czech Republic
  8. George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, USA
  9. Tequila, Mexico
  10. Vodka, Poland

To read about each beverage on the list, read the full Lonely Planet article here.