I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations and I’m proud to say I’ve tried a new, native beer in each one.
From Rome to South Africa and everywhere in between, I have conjured up a list of some of the very best beers from my time travelling the world with Hillardsbeer.
Of course, there are numerous places I haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet, if you’re a fellow traveller and think I’ve missed a vital country or beer why not get in touch today and guest post for Hillardsbeer, I’d really appreciate the help and would love to give my readers some more first-hand experience.
Schneider Weisse 5.4%
This Bavarian wheat beer is a refreshing banana and clove infused everyday beer enjoyed best in the warm heat.
When serving, make sure you have a nice foamy head and a packet of local crisps for good measure.
Beavertown: Smog Rocket 5.4%
This is a smokey, chocolate infused craft beer which is thick, dark and robust with Bamberg malts and a liquorice finish
This is possibly one of my favourites for drinking when catching up with old friends and it’s surprising from Britain, making it even better to drink as it’s from my home country.
Schlenkerla: Rauchbier Marzen 5.2%
Did you know that Rauchbier means smoked beer? If you love your smoked flavours then this is the beer for you!
Schlenkerla is a dark German beer which achieves its smoky flavour by exposing the malt to intense, aromatic smoke from burning beechwood to make it utterly delightful, but I wouldn’t recommend a full session on this, it’s just too heavy.
Grassroots Brother Soigné 5%
This sweet and refreshing beer comes all the way from Vermont and has hints of lime, hibiscus and blood orange to create an expert beer by Hill Farmstead Brewing Company.
Pliny the Elder 8%
A higher percentage than the majority of the other beers on this list, Pliny the Elder is a Californian beer which takes inspiration from Russian, unusual I know.
This magnificently crafted beer is light and flavoursome making it one of the most popular IPA’s around.
Acai Stout 7.2%
Taken from my time in Brazil, Acai Stout is a delightful, full flavoured beer which oozes aromas of dark chocolate and tobacco mixed with herbal flavours and a bit of a twang.
It also contains the all-empowering acai berries which make it a healthy beer (who am I kidding?)
Anchor Brewery: Steam Beer 4.8%
From the heart of San Francisco, this is one of my all-time favourite craft beers.
First enjoyed overlooking the Valley’s, a single sniff of this deliciously flavoured beers takes me right back. With it’s relations to classic British beers, this one is amber in colour, thick, creamy and rich ensures it has a distinctive flavour you have to try.
Einstok: Toasted Porter 6%
Stumbled across this Icelandic brewed beer by accident and it’s been a mistake I’ve been thankful for ever since.
Think rich coffee and chocolate and you have Einstok, a heavy yet delicate beer which is full of flavour, body and character. The berries within lighten the flavour and make it a beer you can enjoy many of before feeling overwhelmed.
So there you have it, some of my favourite beers from all around the world.
If you have any you think I have missed off, please get in touch via the contact page and I’d love to hear your suggestions.