Just a half-hour from Austin, Dripping Springs, Texas, combines some of the best outdoor activities in Texas with the food and craft beverages usually only seen in the cities.
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Beer is a simple beverage. Monks have been brewing beer in monasteries for over a thousand years. The basics of brewing beer are simple: grain (hops and malted barley) are crushed, clean water is added, the brew is heated, yeast is added, the sugar is converted to alcohol and the delicious beverage can be enjoyed. It’s a simple process that anyone can do in their house on a small scale. Brewing on a larger scale is more complicated, but still easily achievable. And with that, the craft beer revolution was born.
But the landscape of beer and breweries is far more complicated. We’ve seen monks brewing beer at the hilltop cloister of Andechs, the deeply mysterious Rauchbier of Bamberg which tastes like bacon, and even the legendary stout from the River Liffey in Dublin. We’ve visited beer meccas in Colorado (craft beer capital of the world), San Diego and Richmond. Beyond the beer, many breweries have great food too. Here are some of our favorite beer and brewery experiences in the world.
There are so many fun things to do in Bruges, Belgium, even with limited time.
What do you need after lots of sightseeing? World-class food, wine, beer, and more.
Brasserie Cantillon is not your typical brewery. There is no walled-off, sterile brewing area, no stainless steel showpiece tasting room with fancy tap handles spouting pumpkin ale.
Happy Valley Brewery is the kind of place that makes you feel complete. Hoppy brews and amazing food make this State College institution a must for a visit.
Despite living in Pennsylvania for over a decade and exploring areas from the Poconos to Pittsburgh, we had never ventured to the center of the state.
Northwest Indiana has joined the ranks of regions capitalizing on craft beer mania. This compact area has nearly 20 microbreweries and more established craft breweries, all producing a broad range of fine stouts and ales. Spending a weekend visiting the Northwest Indiana breweries on the South Shore Brewery Trail is a popular weekend activity.
The craft beer revolution has arrived in this capital of the Confederacy. However, just because Virginia was late to the party doesn’t mean it should be overlooked entirely. The Richmond breweries are embracing seasonals, creating bold experimental brews and continuing the city’s unique place in beer history. The Richmond craft beer scene is rapidly maturing
As if San Diego needed anything else going for it, the city lays claim to the title of “Craft Beer Capital of America” and the region boasts its own beer style: a hop-heavy double IPA. On a recent trip to the West Coast, I visited several San Diego breweries to see what the fuss was
One way we get the most out of our travels is through long weekend getaways. Living on the East Coast, there are dozens of destinations within a few hours of our home.