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8 Destinations That Will End Your Search For the Best Craft Beers!

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A wise man once said, “Those who drink beer will think beer”. As the trend of craft beer catches on, we bring to you the best of it from 8 destinations. This International Beer Day, tickle your tastebuds by visiting these places for the best of beer experiences. Happy chugging!

 

1. Keep calm and get your Irish on: Ireland

Keep calm and get your Irish on: Ireland
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Apart from fine whiskey, beer is something that is close to the heart of every Irish. In fact the Irish consume 131.1 litres of beer per year, the 2nd highest per-capita consumption after the Czech Republic. If you are visiting, don't forget to try the O’Hara’s Leann Follian, Fransciscan Well Rebel Red or the Dungarvan coffee and oatmeal stout.


2. Not just your average beer: New Zealand

Not just your average beer: New Zealand
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New Zealand might be known for their indigenous people - Maori. However New Zealand is also the land that grows superior quality hops- the major flavouring and stabilizing agent in beer. Do try the Hopwired for that underlying bitterness and full bodied flavour and the Emersons pilsner and the sauvignon bomb.

3. La Dolce Vita: Italy

La Dolce Vita: Italy
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Italy is synonymous with pasta and wine, however when you are in Italy, taste the La Luna Rosa, packed with interesting malty flavours of bitter amarena cherries or the Quarta Ruma that is brewed with local peaches. Also savor the echoing briny taste of Perle ai Porci, an oyster stout brewed with oysters. How interesting is that?


4. Not just sake: Japan

Not just sake: Japan
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Angry Brown boy is the quirky name of a stylish, chocolatey, hoppy, dark brown English ale from Japan. Once you are done touring the Todaji temple or the Big Buddha at Kamakura, it's time to sit back and have a sip and while you are at it, go for the Yona Yona ale and the Hitachino nest Nipponia.

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5. Pretzels and beers and the whole 9 yards: Germany

Pretzels and beers and the whole 9 yards: Germany
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Augustine Heller comes with crisp and clean suited characteristics of a good lager. This beer was brewed to perfection, 130 years ago which is why this is a must try. Also do try the Freigeist Kopenickiade and the Ayinger Kellebier. With world class brews, it would be disregarding to pick out just a few beers. Go ahead, try everything in Germany!

6. All about the posh life: United States

All about the posh life: United States
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While you are in the United states, hold before you guzzle down some fancy craft beers.  Check out the absolutely fabulous product labels on the bottles. Enjoy the impeccably well balanced American Solera, and The Lost Abbey, which uses monastic brewing traditions and admire the cosmopolitan finesse. Also, don’t miss out on The Alchemist.


7. Of refined taste: Canada

Of refined taste: Canada
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With unique grapefruit notes and a generous kick of hops, Half pints Little Scrapper is a delightful Canadian brew. So is the light Mill street Organic, the lager with a floral aroma and a gentle hoppy touch, and the Fat Tug Indian pale Ale which won the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2011 for its well known malty flavors. The beers in Canada are a must try as craft brewing has grown immensely over the last ten years.

8. Move over whiskey: Scotland

Move over whiskey: Scotland
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The Scots may be all about the whiskey, but they do know how to enjoy a glass of well brewed beer. When we say well brewed, we mean the local Fyne ales, Jarl. The light and grassy, slightly bitter beer, has notes of citrus and a sensible alcohol strength.
If you want something stronger, try the Windswept Wolf for a heady, fruity, full bodied, malty taste. Also, do try the Brewdog Elvis juice (just for the name). 


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