Craft Beer Archive

The best craft beer in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona is a college town, the home of Arizona State University. It’s also a suburb of Phoenix. I grew up in Tempe. I lived there from when I was five or six, then went to ASU, then eventually moved away. I still go back and visit every year, usually in March for Spring Training […]

The best craft beer in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt isn’t at the top of the list for most visitors to Germany. You’re most likely to end up in Frankfurt on a layover. Germany has a strong beer culture, of course, but Frankfurt is actually better known for cider, particularly on the south side of the Main River. Despite this, there are still a […]

The best craft beer in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a city that is going through a moment of excitement. It has a seen a surge in visitors, and it’s also becoming a technology hub. Along with this, it’s also seeing rapid growth when it comes to craft beer. Here is my guide to the best craft beer in Lisbon. The best craft […]

The best craft beer in Cascais, Portugal

Cascais, Portugal is a pretty, upscale beach town just west of Lisbon. It’s easily accessed by train for a day trip or evening out. Less packed than Lisbon, it makes for a nice relaxing day, especially drinking outside on a patio. There are a couple of notable places to drink craft beer in Cascais, including […]

The best craft beer in Porto, Portugal

Let’s face it, if you’ve gone to Porto to drink, you’ve gone there for one thing only: port. But if you’re tired of port tasting in Porto, the city also has a few good craft beer bars. Here are my favorite places to drink craft beer in Porto. The best craft beer in Porto, Portugal […]

The best craft beer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is a drinking city. For a long time, that has meant large quantities of macro American beers have been consumed, particularly at Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates games. However, Pittsburgh is gradually growing an increasingly robust craft beer scene. A few initial pioneers have led to more and more new breweries being opened, with the […]

The best craft beer in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a place that’s both aware of its history while also pushing constantly toward the future. When it comes to architecture, art, food, and drink, Barcelona is always innovating. So it’s no surprise that the city has a massive, rapidly-growing craft beer scene. Most of […]

The best craft beer in Bordeaux, France

When most people think of drinking in Bordeaux, there’s one thing that comes to mind: wine. And for sure, wine tasting in Bordeaux is something you’ll absolutely do there. However, there is a small beer scene as well. When I was there, I visited a few beer bars. Here’s my guide to the best craft […]

The best craft beer in Tokyo, Japan

Long an epicenter of trendy culture, Tokyo is now the epicenter of Japan’s burgeoning craft beer scene. While many of the breweries themselves are located elsewhere in the country, there are plenty of great places to drink craft beer in Tokyo. The bars have every vibe you can ask for, from sports bars to dingy […]

The history of beer in the Czech Republic

Any visitor to the Czech Republic will tell you that the country runs on beer. In fact, the Czechs drink more beer per capita than anyone else in the world. When I visited the Czech Republic, I quickly realized that beer was actually cheaper than water or soda, so it was easy to do as […]