Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. People love to drink it freezing cold so they feel refreshed during hot summer days.
#1 Beer from the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has the highest per capita consumption of beer in the world. Because Czechs have to drink it so much in order to keep this prestigious title (nearly 143 liters per person annually according to 2014 statistics), they need it to be damn good. And it is. Czech beer is some of the best-brewed brews in the world.
#2 Beer from Berlin, Germany
Is there anything more delightful than an evening spent in a beautiful beer garden? That is a rhetorical question, of course there isn’t, of course not. Berlin is a city of magnificent views and even more magnificent beer, and the two come together like magnet and steel, like lemon and lime, like bacon and anything etc etc. There are no shortage of beer gardens in the German capital and almost all are worth a look, but we’re not about to leave you in the lurch. These are our favourites, which we can confidently say after years of ‘hard’ research. Prost!
#3 Beer from Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne’s most famous beer brand is Eichhof, which is brewed on the outskirts of the city and used to be the third bigest brewery in the country. It was controversially taken over by dutch brewery Heineken in 2008 and continues to produce mainly mainstream lagers. This takeover together with the growing glocalization trend opened up the market for new innovative brewers to make their name.
#4 Beer from Vilnius, Lithuania
The best craft beer in Vilnius? That’s a tricky one because it’s all good. The Lithuanian word for beer is alus. Practice your new Lithuanian language skills in any of the following recommended specialist craft beer bars. A one-time Indian restaurant at the top of a flight of wobbly stairs, Alaus Biblioteka is if nothing else the best-sophisticated craft beer bar in Vilnius. There’s no spit and sawdust here, just a stylish interior, knowledgeable bar staff and a fabulous selection of beer of local and international draught and bottled craft beers.
#5 Beer from Skopje, Macedonia
If you are a beer fan, you’ll likely know the struggle of finding a good pub or bar even in a city you know well, let alone a new one. Most places just have two or three options and not very good ones, hardly the vast offer of quality beers to satisfy the ale gourmet in you. This is why we’ve decided to make a list of best bars for beer in this beautiful city.
#6 Beer from Łódź, Poland
Polish winters, for as much as they can be picturesque, also have a tendency to be bleak, grey affairs. But chin up, for once the fiery ball in the sky returns to bask you in its rays, the locals fill up the beer gardens, and most venues in the city spill outside. There are tonnes of places to enjoy some outdoor sipping, but luckily for you, we have some recommendations.