Belgium & France
DATES: May 13 – 19, 2019
Every year, thousands of travelers flock to Brussels for lambic, and to Paris for wine. Yet very few are aware of the newly-revived farmhouse ale culture lying directly between the two, just a few kilometers away. The pastoral beauty of northern France and southern Belgium affords passionate travelers a unique and underappreciated glimpse into the living culture of saisons, biere de gardes, and other traditional brews being made the old-fashioned way, in their historical home.
Barcelona & Beyond
DATES: June 6 – 12, 2019
Over the past ten years, Spain has discovered a serious taste for craft beer. In the city & surroundings of Barcelona, in particular, a growing concentration of quirky DIY breweries & pubs has sprung up, courtesy of the most passionate, enthusiastic and just-plain fun group of new brewers & publicans in the world. There’s a secret beer party going on, and we have the password.
DATES: July 25 – Aug. 1, 2019
Franconia, in the very north of Bavaria, has largely ignored the craft beer explosion, and for good reasons — its tiny, local artisanal house brewers never disappeared, and its larger, more industrial brewers continue to produce a range of distinct, regional styles. With its countless kellers & biergartens, in addition to a full calendar of folk festivals, the area is a treasure trove for the beer traveler.