Some people think that beer is more than a drink, it’s a lifestyle. It is when you gather your friend and hang out, to party or to relax after a busy day.
Whether you're a hop enthusiast, a lager lover, or just someone who enjoys the occasional cold one, for us, it is a passport to cultures, friendships, and experiences that only travel can provide.
Grab a pint, buckle up, and get ready to embark on a beer-tastic journey!
Cities With the Best Beer Cultures 🏙️
Beer and beer production is deeply-embedded in Beligian culture. As a matter of a fact, in 2016 the legacy of Belgian beer culture was recognised by UNESCO as part of the intangible heritage of humanity. Is there beer-tter recognition than that? Known for its Trappist ales and beer-infused cuisine, Brussels offers a unique beer-tasting experience.
Germany and beer are tale as old as time. Beyond the Oktoberfest, Munich is home to traditional beer halls and the legendary Hofbräuhaus brews. Immerse yourself in a beer culture that goes back centuries.
Prague, Czech Republic
The birthplace of Pilsner, Prague offers a rich beer culture. From underground cellars to local pubs, enjoy the beer culture that runs deep in the city's veins. Prague provides the best of both world for beer enthusiasts: cheap and delicious beer.
Portland, Oregon, USA
Home to a thriving craft beer scene, Portland offers an eclectic mix of flavors. Discover innovative brews and engage with passionate brewers in the city's countless microbreweries.
Experience the vibrant pub culture in Dublin. From the Guinness Storehouse to traditional Irish pubs, enjoy a pint with the locals and experience a pub culture that's uniquely Irish.
With a laid-back approach to beer, Melbourne is home to numerous craft breweries. Enjoy a cold one with ocean views and experience Aussie-style hospitality.
Beer Festivals Around the World 🎉
From Munich's Oktoberfest to the Great British Beer Festival in London, the world is brimming with lively beer celebrations. What are the most popular beer festivals in the world?
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Month: Every September
We start with the OG as it circa 1810. Every September, Munich, Germany, hosts the biggest undeniable beer festival in the world. Munich welcomed the month of October with the annual celebration known as Oktoberfest, attracting over 6 million visitors from all over the world. It features traditional German music, food, and clothing, as well as a variety of beers from Munich’s famous breweries
Belgian Beer Weekend
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Month: September
If you are looking for a weekend getaway and drink lots of beer, Belgian Beer weekend is the right place for you! This includes over 350 top Belgian beers from 51 small and big local brewers on the first weekend in September. Use caution not to be hangover at work.
Great British Beer Festival
- Location: London, England
- Month: September
Beer and Brits are an undeniable combo. Held in Olympia London. The Great British Beer Festival is an annual beer exhibition that has been running since 1977, first held at Alexandra Palace which has moved to the Olympia..The Great British Beer Festival is the place to go if you enjoy drinking beer, dance, chat and have fun!
Great American Beer Festival
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Month: October
The Great American Beer Festival is held yearly at Denver’s Colorado National Convention Center. Over three days, it attracts an average of 50,000 beer-lovers, making it one of the biggest beer festival in the world.
Qingdao International Beer Festival
- Location: Qingdao, Shanghai Province, China
- Month: July-August
We are going east now. The Qingdao International Beer Festival is a celebration of the biggest names in the Asian brewing sector as well as some of the more fascinating smaller brewers.
“The Asian Oktoberfest” counts with 24-day festivity that specializes in both beer and entertainment.
Japan Craft Beer Festival
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Month: July/early August
Over 50 Japanese craft beers are present in this great beer festival. Visitors can sample the unique flavours and styles of Japanese craft beers while learning about the brewing process from the experts. If you’re curious about Japan’s growing craft beer scene, you can’t miss this event!
Melbourne International Beer Festival
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Month: late May/early June
From Asia, we are moving to Australia. This festival takes place in"the Settlement" and features over 400 beers from around the world. Visitors can sample a variety of beers, including traditional and new styles, and learn about the brewing process from the experts. This festival is a great opportunity to taste the best beers from around the world and learn about the rich history of brewing.
Unique Bars to Quench Your Thirst 🍺
If you’re not a big festival fan, why not just staying in the bars? Here’s a few awesome bars to get your beer:
a. Delirium Café, Brussels: With over 2,000 beers to choose from, Delirium Café is a must-visit for every beer lover. Belgian chocolate beer, anyone?
b. The IceBar, Stockholm: For those who like their beer ice-cold, this bar made entirely of ice offers a chillingly fun experience.
c. The Rooftop Brewery, Sydney: Sip a cold one while enjoying a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Cheers to that!
d. The Brew Dock, Dublin, Ireland: Brew Dock is leading this change, departing from the traditional image of gloomy Irish pubs filled with stout pints. Despite these modern twists, the bar retains the quintessential Irish pub feel with its lively, welcoming atmosphere and talkative local regulars.
e. Mikkeller, Copenhagen, Denmark: We finish this list with a bar from home. We take great pride in mentioning Mikkeller, a name that is now synonymous with a meticulously crafted beer list across the globe.The beer selection is nothing short of legendary. Whether you stick with Mikkeller's own brews or venture out to explore other acclaimed options like those from Three Floyds, Lost Abbey, or Ballast Point, you simply can't make a wrong choice.
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There you have it! Whether you’re a festivals fan or just like to chill in the bar, beer is the only thing that can’t be missed.
Beer is an universally appreciated beverage and we should celebrate to that. Happy international beer day!
Cheers and happy travels!
Ps: Don't forget to drink responsabily.