Welcome to BeerTrips.com!
If you are reading this at all, you and I have a couple significant things in common... a desire to see the world and a love of BEER. Oh, some people may roll their eyes or point a finger, but we know better!
Beer, I have been known to say on occasion, is pretty much at the root of all things. That's right, I said it... all things. Perhaps not directly at the root, but Beer and it's "cohorts" -- grain, fermentation, water and time -- have played huge roles in human history. Now some of these references are debatable, but you can find beer at many a histoical crossroads, from ancient Sumer to modern Portland. Big things happened because of beer. Agrarian civilization, the Code of Laws, Surviving the Plague, Cultivating Yeast, Plymouth Rock, Keg Parties. Okay but beer has palyed a pretty big role in European and Western culture for thousands of years. Check out the History of Beer here.
And I would happily tell you (over a beer or two in a cosy Brussels cafe, Czech pub, or Kolsch Knippe) that beer provides an excellent avenue into European history and current day culture.
Wanna meet the locals?
Find the local brewery tap, beer garden, corner pub, or beer cafe, pull up a stool, and order a good beer. Locals are generally pretty pleased to meet those of us who wander-lust-for-beer...
Interested in European history?
Learn about Royal decrees & the right to brew, trade routes & gruit laws, Patron Saints and Monastic History, Artistic Movements & the Crusades. Discover which brew kettles became bullets in WWI & WWII.
You like architecture?
Check out the elegant simplicity of the Victorian tower brewery or solemn beauty of a Trappist Abbey Brewhouse. Wander UNESCO cities offering up centuries of architectural innovation. Sit in centuries old pubs and art deco cafes, drinking it all in.
Are you a foodie?
Indulge in Cuisine a la Biere. Dabble in Czech dumplings and goulasch. Frites anyone? Anti-pasti del Mare? Weisswurst and Hefe-weizen for breakfast? The culture of beer and the culture of food inextricably linked -- eat, drink and be merry (for tomorrow we do it again!)
However you like to travel, our trips serve up the best that small group travel has to offer:
beer-centric, custom-built itineraries
free time to explore on your own
hand-picked local guides
insider brewery visits
tried and true hotels and restaurants
experienced trip leadership
comfortable private transportation
Whether you are a seasoned traveler or first timer, a BeerTrip offers exclusive access and a unique view into the history and culture of the world's great beer destinations. Great Trips... Made Better with BEER!
I hope you can take a BeerTrip soon!
Owner & Founder
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