The love for a good beer cuts across nations and cultures. But of course, all cities don’t have an equal love of this alcoholic beverage. Here are some of the cities regarded as the world’s best beer cities.
1. Portland, Oregon
If you consider the number of craft breweries per city, Portland wins as the world’s craft beer capital. At the close of 2015, the city had about 85 craft breweries in its metro area.
Indeed, craft beer is virtually everywhere in Portland. You can find craft taps in dive bars, in Safeways, restaurants, and mini marts. There are also several taprooms, bottle-shops, tasting rooms and brewpubs by the bushel. And beer tourists can enjoy walking pub tours, beer tour buses, and pedal lounges.
For many centuries, Londoners have enjoyed a pint of good beer in pubs that line up their city. It’s no wonder then that the IPA and Porter are natives of this famous city. Still, there has been a proliferation of microbreweries in England.
Excellent pubs now adorn London’s heaving metropolis, and beer lovers can quickly access their favorite brews in a variety of settings. Whether you are a beer historian or a beer aficionado wanting to be part of an ever-evolving beer scene, London is your kind of a city.
Prague is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking cities in the world. The city also has numerous brewpubs and bars with excellent ales and lagers. There are also many restaurants, cafes, and bookstores specializing in local and international craft beers. And the beer here is very affordable.
One can’t mention Munich and fail to remember the spectacular Oktoberfest. Nevertheless, Munich is a beer-loving city even after the tents for the exciting beer fest are packed.
The city is home to many classic beer styles and craft brews. Any beer lover in Munich can, therefore, be sure of a full stein whether his preferred haunt is a traditional beer hall, an outdoor beer garden or a trendy bar.
Montreal has a thriving pub culture, access to quality barley and an established brewing infrastructure. The city boasts of more than 20 breweries. A majority of these breweries are within walking distance of each other. There are also numerous specialty bars stocking excellent beers from many other breweries all over Quebec. If you have a discerning palate, Montreal will keep you busy with a wide variety of beer in a unique cultural setting.
Edmonton is another Canadian City with a thriving pub culture. On April 1-2, 2016, the city’s Shaw Conference Centre will host the annual Edmonton Beerfest. In attendance will be numerous music bands, beer exhibitors and thousands of beer fans. Get your ticket now and be part of this incredible event.
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