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Beer Trips for 2017 and 2018...

At Beer Trips, we create the ultimate scenarios for beer lovers!

By introducing you to the history, people, brewing methods, and beer culture of the places we visit. Drink your favorite beers at the breweries. Get behind the scenes and experience the world's great beers at a local level. Discover and indulge in cuisine a la biere... and visit some of the world's great cities. See the wide range of BeerTrips on offer, and see the world!!

A Vacation that Enriches Your Life...

...well that is what Pam Grout and National Geographic Publications say, listing our Prague, Munich, Bamberg trip in their list of enriching vacations as a learning retreat!!
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Below is a complete list of
BeerTrips Beer Tours for 2017!

All prices are Land Only, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room).
The second number is the additional cost for a single room.

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Belgium! Zythos Festival, Gent, the Ardennes

April 20 - 30, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $585

Get ready for a uniquely Belgian (and a little bit Dutch) beer and food adventure, as we experience the best of Europe's most underrated nation. We will start in hip and historic Gent with its Castle, riverside beer cafes, and ecclectic restaurants, hit the big Zythos Beer Festival, travel to the scenic Ardennes and spend a couple days in the cool Dutch city of Maastrich. Along the way we will eat great local cuisine, visit a couple breweries, and take in this historic area. The trip ends in Brussels - the home of Lambic. Meet blenders, brewers, and see working brewing museums where controlled as well as spontaneous fermentation and just the right conditions create the unique variety that is Belgian Beer. The trip starts in Gent on the eve of the incomparable Zythos Beer Festival and ends in Brussels. Great Beer, rising-star brewers, an incomparable beer festival, the living/working steam brewery at Vapeur, not to mention mussels, waffles and frites, cool cities, great meals, fine hotels, and travel by private coach make this a connoisseurs dream trip! Click for details.

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Farmhouse Ales of Belgium and France

May 25 - June 4, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $595

Northern France and southern Belgium share a meandering, often invisible border that traverses one of the worthiest beer regions on earth. Biere de Garde, Trappists, and Saison producers are all well represented in this compact area. We begin and end in Brussels -- with stays in beer frriendly small cities. Small breweries with eager brewmasters, traditional Flemish estaminets with great local food and beers, and a selection of worthy cultural sites await. Click for details.

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Breweries & Distilleries of Scotland

June 14 - 25, 2017
10 nights - $3495, $635

Discover the soul of Scotland on this summer adventure to the Scottish hinterlands -- in search of real ale and the world's finest malt whiskies. Explore two Islands, the Highlands, Speyside and a bit of gritty Glasgow. Each area features quintessential Scottish landscapes, local color, rich history, and fine breweries and distilleries. Fine local hotels, Scottish hospitality, rich history and excellent examples of malted barley await. Click for details.

The New Beers of Norway! By Rail, Boat, Bus, and more

July 12 - 24, 2017
11 nights - $4,095, $795

If you walked into a bar in Norway 10 years ago, you could order a "beer", and everyone would know exactly what you meant. Not so today. The craft beer buisiness is booming in Norway. Scattered about this incredibly scenic and orderly land are dozens of breweries making beer to a high Norweigan standard. we will travel from Oslo, through Flam and Voss, to Bergen and beyond, for beer, local foods, fjords, mountains, long summer days and modern urban culture in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Click for details.

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Pints for Prostates Tour: Real England and the Great British Beer Festival

August 3 - 13, 2017
9 nights - $3,395, $735

Discover Real England while discovering some of the UK's best Real Ales. Start in York, after an easy rail trip from London, to explore classic pubs and meet many friendly locals in this walled city. Next we head further north to Masham and and the Yorkshire Dales, for a couple breweries and scenery, before making our way south towards the GBBF. Along the way we'll stop in Burton-upon-Trent and the Cotswolds to see breweries large and small and take in a few great pubs, spectacular countryside, rich history, castles, and some special beer meals. And all this before we even hit London for the Great British Beer Festival. Click for details.

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Beer Tasting and Rafting on the Salmon River

August 25 - September 1, 2017
7 nights** - $1495

(**5 nights/6 days on the river, lodging in Missoula before and after the trip is not included)

Spend a week on the beautiful Salmon river and enjoy a floating beer tasting seminar. Specially selected beers are served with great meals to match each night. The Salmon River flows through spectacular scenery and offers exciting whitewater, sandy beaches, bug-free camping, hot springs, colorful history and an all-around great way to explore this part of the west. Our friends at Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures will outfit and guide us on the river. Add great beer from Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Britain and the Great Northwest to great riverside meals, and you'll be hard pressed to spend a better week. **Listed dates include travel days. Click for details.

Barcelona! Tapas, History & Craft Beer in Catalonia

August 31 - September 10, 2017
$3095, Single Rooms add $635

Catalonian culture is just plain cool. From its varied and rich topography, to its extremely long history (pre-dating the Romans) to the vibrant vibes, incredible architecture and typical tapas bars in Barcelona, Catalonia offers itself unselfishly as a world-class destination. Add a burgeoning craft brewing scene to the mix and you have a Great Trip... Made Better with Beer! We will meet a full range of passion-filled brewers: barrel agers, homebrew suppliers gone brew-crazy, innovative brewpub founders, bar owners, and gypsy brewers. We'll cross Catalonia, with stays in bustling Barcelona, Roman Tarragona, a Pardore in Cardona, and unspoiled Girona (but not Winnemucca). Explore the works of Dali and Gaudi, eat like kings, see Flamenco and enjoy the many scenes of Catalonia. Complete details are coming in January. Click for details.

Czech Breweries & UNESCO Cities

August 31 - September 10, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $495

Small Czech breweries which once numbered in the hundreds, are now an endangered species -- often succumbing to the wills of bigger players. On this trip we will wander the Czech Republic in search of those fine producers still hanging on to traditional methods and ownership, as well as discovering a new wave of innovative new breweries. Begin and end in spectacular, vibrant Prague and in between discover castles, smaller Czech towns, resolute brewmasters and great beer. Click for details.

Italy! Rome, Villaggio della Birra, Bologna & Venice

September 4 - 16, 2017
11 nights - $3795, $715

Italy is a wine country... right? Over the last 20 or so years -- especially the last 10 -- Italy has become a beer country, too. Creative brewers embracing local and regional culinary traditions have sprung forth to offer Italian interpretations of the world's great beer styles. Join us as we seek out the best of beer, food, history, and wine in Rome, off-the-beaten-track Tuscany, Bologna, and iconic Venice. We start in awe-inspiring Rome feeling its living history and global influence in every step. A beer festival in Tuscany, you say? Villaggio della Birra is a festival like no other, and is the beery keystone of our trip. Brewers from Belgium, the UK, the US, Spain, Norway all in attendance. Add some festival-loving Italians in costume, weilding loaves of Mozzerella, live music, face painting, amazing food vendors and you have a uniquely Tuscan beer festival. We continue to gloriously historic and under-touristed Bologna, and dive into emiglio -Romano for Parma-things, and 2 great breweries as we enjoy fine hotels, great beer and excellent Italian cuisine before ending the trip in frenetic and beautiful Venice. Locally guided beer and food walks, daily breakfasts, travel by rail and private coach, tons of history and natural beauty, and wonderful brewery hospitality awaits. Discover a side of Italy few have seen as we meet friendly brewers and have special tours. We will also visit a variety of other culinary producers, and a winery or two. Discover Italy on a BeerTrip! Click for details.

Prague, Oktoberfest in Munich, & Bamberg

September 20 - 30, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $635

Join us for our Prague, Munich, and Bamberg trip. From impressive Prague, through festive Munich, to medieval Bamberg, we will explore favorite breweries (large and small) and great bars that serve a seemingly endless variety of beer. Fine, centrally located hotels, private coach and public transportation, great beer, and OKTOBERFEST make this a trip to remember. Click for details.

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Prague, Oktoberfest in Munich, & Bamberg II

September 27 - October 7, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $635

Join us for our Prague, Munich, and Bamberg trip. From impressive Prague, through festive Munich, to medieval Bamberg, we will explore favorite breweries (large and small) and great bars that serve a seemingly endless variety of beer. Fine, centrally located hotels, private coach and public transportation, great beer, and OKTOBERFEST make this a trip to remember. Click for details.

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The Great Beers of Belgium

October 5 - 15, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $ 585

Our classic, quintessential, best-of-beer-heaven trip takes in as many classic Belgian styles and producers as we can fit into 10 days. From Lambic to Trappists, Saisons to Flemmish Browns, discover the endless variety as we travel in style on our Beer Bus throughout Belgium. Stay in fine, centrally located hotels and travel via private motor coach and rail to some of the best beer destinations in Belgium. Behind the scenes visits, ample doses of art, architecture and history, and plenty of beer tasting make this a beer lover's dream trip. Beautiful in their own right, Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp are simply more fun when you dive into their beer culture.
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The Great Beers of Belgium II - with Brassigaume Festival

October 19 - 29, 2017
9 nights - $2995, $ 585

A second edition, of our quintessential, best-of-beer-heaven trip takes in as many classic Belgian styles and producers as we can fit into 10 days. From Lambic to Trappists, Saisons to Flemmish Browns, discover the endless variety as we travel in style on our Beer Bus throughout Belgium. Stay in fine, centrally located hotels and travel via private motor coach and rail to some of the best beer destinations in Belgium. Behind the scenes visits, ample doses of art, architecture and history, and plenty of beer tasting make this a beer lover's dream trip. Beautiful in their own right, Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp are simply more fun when you dive into their beer culture.
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Memphis, Clarksdale, Jackson and New Orleans: Beer, Music, BBQ

November 10 - 19, 2017
9 nights - $TBD

Beale Street to Bourbon Street anyone? Highway 61. Down to the Crossroads. Hotter than a pepper sprout. Talking bout, talking bout New Orleans..., but first Memphis, Clarksdale Mississippi and Jackson! Along the way we visit juke joints, dive bars, blues shacks, BBQ smokers, and, oh, a bunch craft beer locales too! Multi-night stays in musicville with dedicated BBQ and beer seeking. Bourbon? Yup. Join us for a domestic edition of a classic BeerTrip, here our motto applies - "Great Trips... made better with Beer". Unless you dislike roots music, sashaying, BBQ, cajun stuff, fun and beer, you will love this trip. Local flavors, fine lodgings, and a great group all but guarantee a great time in the old south. Do come along, ya hear! Click for details.

Brussels & Brugge: All Dressed up for Christmas

December 1 - 9, 2017
7 nights - $2395, $ 485

Belgian Cities get all pretty for Christmas! Spend a week exploring cool cities, cosy cafes, and lovely Christmas decorations through these striking, historic cites. Great meals and cafe crawls, locally guided city tours, brewery visits and beer tastings, hotels exactly where you want to be, travel by private coach and Belgian Rail. You might even come home with all your Christmas shopping done! Click for details.

New Beer, New Era, New Year in Cuba!

December 28, 2017 - January 7, 2018
10 nights - $TBD

Forget about politics and the cold war and have a good long look at a map! It's time to explore Cuba. Beaches, music, old cars, old and new Havana, and more than ever -- beer. Historically there have been two things that change empires, art and beer. Maybe we made that up, but when new energy and new freedom arrives, beer and art follow. Maybe we made that up too. Come find out on our first BeerTrip to nearby Cuba. Discover the growing craft beer scene, along with the stunning beaches, cool old cities and towns, vibrant people, music, food and art of Cuba. No jet lag, New Year's Eve in Havana, and cool cultural programs await. Local guides, comfortable hotels and island hospitality make this a great winter escape, come along. Click for details.

 

Other Trips - Past & Future

 

The Ciders, Ales, and History of Normandy

New for 2013! Discover the beauty and history of Normandy during the region's annual apple harvest. Explore family farms, historic villages, and infamous Normandy beaches, along with Calvados makers and Cider producers from the area famous for fermenting apples. We will also visit a couple of breweries, Honfleur, and Mont St, Michel for good measure. Stay in small hotels, travel by private coach and experience the good life in Normandy! Complete details are coming in January.

The Beery Soul of Ireland:
Country Pubs & Craft Beer Dublin to Galway

The history, people and landscapes of Ireland, are rich and varied. And slowly, but surely, its deeply rooted pub and music culture is making a little room at the bar for good, local, craft beer. Join us for a thorough investigation of this beer trend. With stays in bustling Dublin, medieval Kilkenny, soulful scenic Doolin, and vibrant Galway, this trip offers a great variety of land and seascapes, archaeology, pub culture, architecture, folklore, history, and friendly Irish people, not to mention a good sampling of craft brews. Great hotels in excellent locations serve as comfortable bases, and travel by private coach offers opportunities for sampling local flavors along the way! Click for details.

Real England & The Great British Beer Festival

Start in York, after an easy rail trip from London, where we'll explore classic pubs and meet many locals in this walled city. Next we head further north to Masham and the Yorkshire Dales, for a couple breweries and scenery, before making our way south towards the GBBF. Along the way we'll stop in Burton-upon-Trent and the Cotswolds to see breweries large and small and take in a few great pubs, spectacular countryside, rich history, castles, churches and some special beer meals. And all this before we even hit London for the Great British Beer Festival. The complete itinerary is here.

Countryside Beers of Franconia & Bavaria

Be in Bamberg when they unbung the bock and discover a bounty of Bavarian Breweries aboard the BeerTrips Beer Bus. Arrive in Munich and immediately head south for visits to brewery guest houses, castles and alpine scenery. Stay in historic cities and discover the heart of Bavarian cooking and brewing. We'll end up in Bamberg for the annual bock tapping and some very nice beer friends to show us around. Complete details are here.

The Big Oregon Beer Adventure

Oregon is a GREAT beer state, featuring one of the most developed beer cultures anywhere. Throw in some progressive politics, spectacular mountains, gorges and coastlines, famous rivers, friendly people, Portland and its organic beer festival... and you get a Big Oregon Beer Adventure. See a lot of this big state and its dozens of breweries as we travel by private coach from Hood River, to Bend, to Eugene, to Newport and finally to Portland. There are many cool brewers to meet and time to recreate - hike, fish, bike, raft etc. Hotels with excellent locations for beer, breakfast daily, many meals, tons of beer, Oregon, beer festivals and summer... hmmm. Complete itinerary coming very soon.

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Life on a BeerTrip...

About Life on a Beer Trip:

Most trips begin at the hotel in the city where the trip begins, assistance and advice on getting there is provided. (Meeting a group in the airport is just no fun).

We stay in nice hotels in great locations.

Breakfast is included daily.

3 or 4 Lunches and 3 or 4 Dinners WITH BEER are also included... usually in brewery taps or beer cuisine restaurants.

A couple days we get up early to go somewhere worthwhile...

We hire a private coach or ride fast trains to travel between cities -- often we are a traveling tasting room, sampling local flavors of all sorts.

There's a lot of beer available... several brewery visits and special tastings, as well as beer meals and "pub crawls" -- at your discretion of course.

Most trips include guided walking tours of each city we visit.

Most trips have unscheduled free days to explore on your own.

The People on Beer Trips range in age from 23 to 77 (so far). Generally there are more men than women, but not always. Sometimes we have beer experts and brewers along, sometimes home brewers, sometimes people who simply want to visit Europe and drink beer with good people!