You can organize a trip around whatever you want. If you’re a beer lover, you can create a road trip around this hobby. There are plenty of trips out there that will allow you to learn more about local beers and try a few out.
This doesn’t mean that the trip needs to be limited to beer and if you plan and organize your stops accordingly you can fit in a lot of other venues along the way. Just make sure to plan your trip with beer tasting in mind so that you’re safe on the road.
Dublin is the home of Guinness beer but it’s so much more than that. Locals will probably prefer dark beers rather than the one they are most well known for. Small-time local brews and bars are therefore just an important part of the trip as a visit to the Guinness brewery.
Driving in Ireland requires an international permit so make sure you get one from the International Drivers Association. That will allow you to take plenty of detours and explore the countryside beyond what it has to offer for a beer lover.
Japan has an interesting approach to beer culture. Local brews can usually be bought on the street from vending machines as is the common practice in Japan. Those beers aren’t cheap and the city as a whole is on the expensive side, but the experience is worth it.
Popeye is the most famous stop for beer lovers and there are dozens of tap beers you can taste there, and always find something new and exciting. There’s even a name for the Japanese beer scene – it’s called ji-biiru and the Japanese have made it somewhat of an obsession.
Munich is the home of the famous Oktoberfest but that’s not the only time of the year to visit the city if you’re there to explore its beers. You can come all year round and you’ll always find a brewery to enjoy. Some of the oldest beer hauls in the world can be found right there and some of them date centuries back.
There are also many traditional beer gardens that you can visit and enjoy both the beer and the live music. These often have a theme to them and it extends to drinks as well.
Portland, Oregon, and Maine
Oregon has always been an important stop for beer lovers across the world. Local breweries are a big part of the local drinking and partying culture and they actually produce some of the best modern beers in the world. There are also plenty of taverns and bars to check out.
It’s often overlooked that Portland, Maine, which is not that often associated with beer and brewing culture, also has a lot of breweries and bars that are just as good as those in Oregon. Many beer lovers have picked up on that so you can see people from all over the world visiting these breweries.