American celebrity Frank Zappa once said, “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer”. Beer is an alcoholic beverage that is immensely popular all over the world. It is produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar.
Here are the top 10 spots in the world where you can really enjoy your beer.
Inverie, Knoydart, Scotland
Inverie is located on the north side of Loch Nevis. The Old Forge pub in Inverie is Scotland’s remotest pub. It is surrounded by mountains. To reach the pub you need to hike nearly 30 km on wild Scottish terrain, or you need to take a ferry across the sea.
Cork has a strong brewing tradition. You will find many good pubs here. According to many beer lovers, the best among them is Franciscan Well brewery. It is famous for its array of locally brewed beers.
Tokyo is the home to two of the most famous Asian beer brands: Yebisu and Sapporo. If you are visiting Tokyo, and are a beer lover, you must hit the Bakusyu Club Popeye. They serve 70 kinds of beer in this place. It is indeed a beer lover’s heaven.
The Bosphorous Brewing Company in Istanbul allows you to become part of the brewing process. This company is a classic example of micro-brew pubs where up to 10,000 liters of beer are fermenting onsite at any point in time.
Burlington, Vermont, USA
Vermont is the state with the highest number of beers per capita in the United States of America. Many of the state’s breweries are award winners. There are around 25,000 people per brewery.
Decatur, Georgia, USA
The Brick Store Pub in Decatur is one of the best bars in the US. They serve local American craft beers and also German, Belgian and English specialty suds. An annual cheese off is held every September.
For a real Canuck drinking experience, you need to visit Le Cheval Blanc, Montreal’s first licensed brew pub. Here you can enjoy everything; from wheat beer with cranberries and raspberries, and a dark amber lager laced with maple syrup.
Iceland celebrates March 1st as beer day. This is because beer was banned in the country from 1915 to March 1st 1989. It is said that Icelandic beer tastes wonderful because of the clean, pure, water.
Belgium has been producing awesome beer from the 11th century. Delirium Café in Brussels stocks more than 250 Belgian suds. You can enjoy your beer here with cured meats and cheese plates.
Wellington, New Zealand
This city is well-known for its hefty per capita beer consumption. It is around 76 liters per person a year. You will find award-winning beers at Mac’s Brewbar and Restaurant.
If you are a beer lover, you will definitely enjoy your time at any of the above-mentioned destinations.