Poland’s “Big Bear” beer tastes like mountains and stars

Poland’s “Big Bear” beer tastes like mountains and stars

“Let’s reach higher.” That’s what Agnieszka Łopata and Andrzej Czech said to each other one day before they moved from the city of Krakow to the wildest Polish mountains, the Bieszczady, which run along the southeast of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. After all, there could be no better location...

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There’s an art to craft beer in Costa Rica

There’s an art to craft beer in Costa Rica

We meet up with Eric Gomez and Hector Castillo just outside the Teatro Nacional in San Jose City. After all, Costa Rica’s national art theatre, which opened 1897, is a fine place to kick off our tour of the city’s more modern works of art: craft beers. San Jose has...

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It’s beer o’clock in Philly: Where and what to drink

It’s beer o’clock in Philly: Where and what to drink

Philadelphia knows good beer. The city is home to an excellent craft beer scene, as well as plenty of great patios and pubs for imbibing the day away. “Beer is the healthiest and most productive obsession we have in Philly,” jokes Jason, our local guide in Philadelphia and a true...

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The best places to go for a beer in Riga

The best places to go for a beer in Riga

It’s no secret that beer is one of the world’s oldest and most consumed alcoholic beverages. It holds third place for general refreshments after tea and water, and, in many cultures, beer is the most popular alcoholic drink. And of course, various social traditions and activities are associated with beer...

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Traveller stories: Sarah in Brooklyn

Traveller stories: Sarah in Brooklyn

BEER. As rich in history as it is in flavour. The history of beer is overflowing; a word that can also be used to describe the beverage itself. I was practically giddy stepping into the legendary Brooklyn Brewery where the NYC Urban Adventures Brewed in Brooklyn tour began. Here they...

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Off the beaten tap in Prague

Off the beaten tap in Prague

Beer drinkers, rejoice! There’s a place on Earth where your favourite beverage is cheaper than water. This is not a drill. Welcome to Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic, the birthplace of Pilsner, and the best place in the entire world for lovers of a good drop of...

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6 awesome microbreweries in Paris

6 awesome microbreweries in Paris

In the late 19th century, Paris had over 60 breweries producing good-quality beer. However, industrialisation, the concentration of production, and the homogenisation of taste has lead to almost all of these breweries closing down — leaving Parisian (and French) beer in a state of sad despair. Up until recently, the only...

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Great Czech brewery daytrips from Prague

Great Czech brewery daytrips from Prague

When you first come to Prague, you’ll quickly discover that Czech beer culture is much different from the more Westernised countries. Firstly, we drink a lot here. But secondly, the manner in which we drink is vastly different. It is quite rare to see people shouting over music, or on their...

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Where to get good beer in Copenhagen

Where to get good beer in Copenhagen

Danish micro-breweries have, in the past decades, certainly rekindled the relationship between Danes and their beer. From previously being enjoyed in old, smoky bodegas, or in combination with meals, this alcoholic beverage has made a remarkable transformation. It is no longer just something you pick up at the supermarket or...

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It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Poland’s best beer festivals

It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Poland’s best beer festivals

What’s better than drinking beer? How about celebrating beer? There are plenty of places around the globe that turn our favourite beverage into full-on parties; Oktoberfest in Munich is of course the big one, but there’s also lesser known ones in almost every destination you can think of! There’s Pilsner...

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