Belgium & France
DATES: May 13 – 19, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
Our 2019 tour of Belgium and France is sold out! Please check out our other tours or write to us if you are interested in taking this tour with us in 2020.
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.