June 21, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. (June 21, 2012) — Thinking outside the (wine) box, the team at Viator.com—the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—has served up a selection of beer tours to help travelers get a real taste for their destinations this summer. From Brooklyn to Brussels, there are plenty of brew tours to choose from including some that feature chocolate tasting, racehorses and bike rides (helmets required!).
Beer in the Big Apple and Windy City, USA
Temperatures are soaring to near 100-degrees in New York City and Chicago this week, making a nice cold beer on a cool Viator experience the perfect combination. The Classic Schooner Sailing Tour in New York City Craft Beer Sail features ale and lager tastings paired with cheese and charcuterie all while drinking in the magnificent views of the NYC skyline. The Craft-Beer Crawl of Manhattan or Brooklyn includes both brewing and tasting tutorials and tours of either Manhattan’s East Village or Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a borough considered the ‘Milwaukee of the East’ at the turn of the century. Travelers can explore that history as well as a local brewery reviving those bygone days during the Brewery and Beer-Tasting Tour in Brooklyn. For a taste of Chicago’s traditions and culinary delights, the Tastes of Chicago Bike Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes and Hot Dogs covers them all.
Fine Brews across Europe
With delights beyond the grape vines, destinations across Europe offer an amazing selection of quality beers and breweries to experience. The Brussels Beer Tasting Tour features traditional as well as artisan brews, sampled at some of the oldest and most popular cafes across the city. As the world has long looked to Germany to set the standard in brewing, travelers can experience their excellence in the craft in addition to some traditional cuisine during the Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich. From pilsners to porters, Czech Beer Tasting in Prague takes place at a lively city-center bar led by the “Beer Master” who will aid travelers in sharpening their tasting skills. Visitors to Austria can head to the country’s largest private brewery, Stiegl Brauwelt, during the Private Guided Brewery and Beer Tasting Tour in Salzburg and discover the various stages of the brewing process as well as the brewery’s on-site beer museum. Strap on the helmet as the Small-Group Beer and Bike Tour of Amsterdam pedals to some of the city’s best bars and a local brewery with a final stop for tastings at a proeflokaal (Dutch beer pub).
Sampling in the Southern Hemisphere
Winter in the Pacific is a great time for travelers to experience the history of New Zealand’s oldest city, as well as some tasty drinks and sweets during the Dunedin Beer and Chocolate Tasting Tour, which includes visits to Cadbury World and historic Speight’s Brewery where six different varieties will be poured. From Melbourne, the Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting begins at ‘Living Legends’ at Woodlands Historic Park, home to some of Australia's most famous retired champion racehorses, with lunch and wine tasting at the Gisborne Peak Estate, concluding with a beer tasting at the Holgate Brewery, home to the 2008 Best Beer Brewed in Victoria trophy. Over in Cape Town, South Africa, the Half-Day Small Group Beer-Tasting Tour provides travelers with a glimpse into the culture and history surrounding beer-making in the region, with visits to South Africa’s oldest and biggest brewery, a popular bar serving the area’s microbrews, and a traditional African beer brewer. Sampling is included—and encouraged—at all stops along the way!
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