Breweries Archive

The best craft beer in Downtown Los Angeles

For a long time, Los Angeles was an afterthought in California’s craft beer scene. The San Francisco Bay Area & San Diego have long been beer capitals, but despite being the largest city in the state, the City of Angels had little to contribute. That is all changing with the latest craft beer wave. There is […]

The best craft beer in Bruges, Belgium

Belgium is a fantastic beer country filled with a rich brewing tradition. This tradition is so strong that there are entire styles that Belgium does far better than anyone else. The tiny country is filled with great breweries and beer bars, including in the picturesque city of Bruges. Here are my favorite places to drink craft […]

The best craft beer in Hong Kong

Just like any major world city these days, you can find some decent craft beer in Hong Kong. While the quality doesn’t rival that of Japan just yet, there are a handful of breweries making good beer, along with some nice beer bars to drink them in. Prices aren’t cheap, but Hong Kong can be […]

The best craft beer in Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand’s craft beer scene is great, and it’s only getting better as knowledge about good beer spreads throughout the country. While Wellington has the best craft beer in New Zealand, other areas such as Queenstown are also beginning to have new bars and breweries opening up. As more and more people move to Queenstown, the […]

The best craft beer in Helsinki, Finland

Finland has a strong beer scene, which isn’t surprising since it’s a good place to stay inside & drink for much of the year. Helsinki is filled with fantastic craft beer bars featuring local Finnish beers, as well as breweries from all over the world. While it’s not a huge city, it has a disproportionately high […]

The best craft beer in Riga, Latvia

You might not expect Riga, Latvia to have a huge craft beer scene, and at first glance, you’d be right. However, recent entrants to the market give Riga an exciting beer future. The craft beer wave is sweeping through Northern Europe and slowly descending downward and eastward. Estonia has a particularly robust scene that rivals […]

The best craft beer in Havana, Cuba

Cuba is famous for its rum, but Havana is not bereft of places to get a nice, cold beer on a hot, humid day. Sure, there’s mass produced beer such as Bucanero and Cristal available, but a couple of new breweries have opened in recent years. I visited two craft beer bars in Havana: Cerveceria […]

The best craft beer in Munich, Germany

Germany is beer heaven. The country takes their brewing seriously, following the German beer purity law, AKA Reinheitsgebot. The Reinheitsgebot has been in existence since 1487, with many modifications in recent history following legal battles. What does all of this mean for modern German beer? In addition to the classic German beers you will find from breweries […]

My Top Travel Instagram Photos – November 2014

This kicks off a new series of recurring posts featuring my photography on Instagram. Every month, I’ll post my favorite photos that I have taken and posted on Instagram, along with a quick description giving a bit more background. View this post on Instagram Apparently these two platforms are in separate time zones that are […]

Europe: London, Day 2

London, Day 2 After a surprisingly jet-lag-free sleep thanks to Brewdog, I was up at a reasonable hour. I decided to follow the Thames from Limehouse to the city. Theoretically, one can follow the London Thames Walk, but between closed gates and a wandering path, it’s better to just follow the road closest to the shore […]