9 Best European Beer Tour Locations with Outstanding Craft Beer

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Welcome to the ultimate guide for exploring the best European beer tour! Here, you’ll discovering some outstanding craft beer in Europe.

Europe is known for its rich beer culture, boasting a wide variety of unique and flavorful brews.

Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or simply looking to embark on a memorable adventure, this article will take you on a virtual journey through the top destinations for experiencing the finest craft beer Europe has to offer.

So grab a pint, sit back, and let’s dive into the world of European beer tours!

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Enjoy the best European craft beer tour.

CONTENTS – In this article, you will take a virtual European beer tour to discover the best European craft beer so you can visit in person, including:

The Best European Cities to Visit if You Love Craft Beer

The craft beer industry has slowly but effectively taken flight in the recent past, dominating the industry with its tantalizing flavors and innovative brewing techniques the world over. 

This explosive expansion is remarkably evident in Europe.

Cities from London to Prague are pulsating with vibrant craft beer scenes, each enhancing their unique cultural experiences with a touch of hop-infused brilliance.

Plan a visit to experience these iconic European crafting marvels. They offer not just a taste but an immersive journey into the heart of craft beer culture!

Related: Planning for a Trip to Europe? What You Might Not Expect

Traveling Opens Doors to a World of Craft Beers 

As a beer connoisseur, you’d appreciate this unique opportunity to taste an array of flavors steeped in every region’s rich history and culture.

You may already know It’s not just about quenching thirst–it’s about the adventure in every sip.

Inspired to Brew Your Own Beer at Home?

Moreover, these experiences serve as beautiful sources of inspiration.

Entrepreneurs, both future and current in the beer industry, could gain invaluable insights to start brewing their own crafts right from home. 

It helps spark creative ideas like using brewery management software to simplify the brewing process, or even business model development from studying other breweries during these travels.

To whet your whistle, look to these cities in Europe that offer some of the best beer in the world.

9 Best Cities in Europe to Visit for a Pint

Here are the top destination picks when it comes to planning a European beer tour.  

1. Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels is a hot favorite for the craft beer

Brussels is an absolute delight for beer enthusiasts.

It’s home to a variety of traditional Belgian brews, celebrated across the globe for their rich flavors and tantalizing textures.

Additionally, you’ll be graced with stunning architecture and cultural sights like the Grand Palace.

2. Berlin, Germany

Germany’s capital of Berlin boasts an impressive craft beer scene that continues to evolve dynamically.

You’re in for the deliciousness of traditional German brews along with innovative craft options.

Enjoy these tantalizing flavors while soaking up Berlin’s unique fusion of history and modernity.

3. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is often hailed as the true capital of beer.

It’s the birthplace of Pilsner after all.

Embark on a beer tour here and find yourself steeped in centuries-old brewing traditions still flourishing today. 

Don’t forget to enjoy Prague’s captivating charm defined by its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking medieval architecture.

4. Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin offers so much more for craft beer lovers as well.

Known worldwide for its legendary Guinness stout, Dublin offers so much more for craft beer lovers as well.

The city’s burgeoning craft beer industry presents new exotic tastes, with iconic spots like the Dublin castle inviting further exploration.

While here, immerse yourself in Ireland’s vibrant culture evident through its lively music scenes and historic landmarks.

5. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is another beer paradise located in the heart of Belgium.

It offers a delightful collection of Flemish red ales and strong pale ales, unique to its region.

With its quaint cobbled streets, antique buildings, and tranquil canals; it is also known for being exceptionally photogenic.

6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam‘s craft beer scene is as eclectic as the city itself.

Alongside world-famous brands like Heineken or Amstel, you’ll also find local breweries crafting creative brews to tempt your palate.

And of course, the city’s enchanting canals and vibrant nightlife offer an unforgettable travel experience alongside your beer adventures.

7. Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is a must-visit destination for those who enjoy a good pint.

The craft beer scene here is particularly thriving with innovative breweries offering beer experiences like no other. Think unique Scottish brews with flavors of whiskey barrel-aged beer.

Besides the beer escapades, savor the splendid sights of the city’s historic landmarks and magical castles.

8. London, England

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London has it’s own taste of craft beer.

London‘s diverse craft beer industry seamlessly melds traditional styles with boundary-pushing formulas – a testament to its cosmopolitan character.

Here in London, you’ll find pubs dating back centuries serving classic British ales, as well as trendy taprooms delivering bold and innovative brews.

And let’s not forget London’s world-famous sightseeing opportunities and activities that provide that quintessential British cultural experience.

9. Bucharest, Romania

How surprised are you to see the Land of Dracula on this list?

Since 2015, the craft beer scene in Romania’s capital has flourished. Lots of artisanal producers and small beer bars popped up and serve a selection of beers for everyone’s tastes.

So, one of the best things to do in Bucharest – which is known for its wild nightlife – is to go on a pub crawling tour to see this for yourself.

And if you’re not too hungover or tired the next day, go on a day trip to Dracula’s Castle!

Final Thoughts on European Beer Tour Destinations

Embarking on a European beer tour is an unforgettable adventure that allows you to explore the rich history, diverse flavors, and vibrant cultures of the continent.

From the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich to the charming breweries of Belgium, each destination offers a unique experience for beer enthusiasts and cultural enthusiasts alike.

It’s going to be more than just a sip; it’s an adventure that’ll open your world to new tastes and cultures like never before.

So pack your bags, raise your glass, and set off on a remarkable journey through the best European beer tours. Cheers!

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About Jackie Gately, editor-IN-CHIEF

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