Winning tip: Garage Beer Co, Barcelona
Wildly beardy, younger however under no circumstances elitist, the Garage Beer Co, a stone’s throw from Las Ramblas, is a craft-beer drinker’s haven. Behind glass on the rear of this rustic emporium lies the brewery itself – for all to see. The beers are scrumptious and we had been allowed to pattern all of them by an enthusiastic employees eager to indicate off the variability. The partitions are embellished with large, hip graphics courtesy of native artists including to the feelgood vibe. It additionally does nice pulled pork tapas to go along with most likely the very best beer in Barcelona!
• Open Sun-Thurs 5pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 5pm-3am, on Facebook
IN THE UK
Campervan Brewery Tap Room, Edinburgh
The final beer venue in Edinburgh, it’s in an infinite warehouse in Leith, and is decked out in nothing greater than big trestle tables and picket crates with cushions for seating. Its no-frills decor ensures nothing distracts from its scrumptious beers, with Leith Juice being the signature brew. Better but, company can order takeaways to be delivered to the Tap Room. What extra may a beer lover need?
• Open Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-10pm, Bonnington Business Centre, 112 Jane Street, campervanbrewery.com
Southey Brewing Co, south London
I’d been off cask beer and the lighter pale ales for some time when an opportunity encounter at a scorching summer season barbecue launched me to the delights of contemporary Southey Brewery cask pale ale. I used to be subsequently delighted to search out it has a faucet room the place its refreshing pale ale (three.Eight%) is normally contemporary on faucet. Location-location … it ain’t – down an alley in Penge – and the decor is only a notch or two above shed. But there are all the time a number of fascinating cask and keg beers on, and house for a contemplative pint with a brewer.
• Open Thurs-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-8pm, 21 Southey Street, London, southeybrewing.co.uk
Wiper and True, Bristol
This is our favorite new hangout. It’s change into slightly hub within the centre of our vibrant St Werburghs neighbourhood. You can sit proper among the many tanks and drink beer straight from them, too – they’ve received a beer you may solely get on the brewery, made to be served from the tank. The entire place simply has this easy, unpretentious, cool vibe. It’s the very best beer I’ve ever tasted, unbelievable. Great place.
• Open Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat 1pm-10pm, 2-Eight York Street, wiperandtrue.com
Bollington Brewery, Cheshire
Although Manchester has a thriving impartial beer tradition, don’t miss out on the close by Bollington Brewery. Beers embrace a gentle and stout plus a wonderful after-dinner ale. It has three pubs on the sting of the Peak District, in Bollington, Macclesfield and Poynton, so it’s potential to stroll between them by means of lovely Cheshire countryside. The brewery is open for excursions, and at £30 together with samples, two bottles to take home and a two-course meal on the Vale pub (simply yards away), it’s a cut price.
Oproer Brouwerij, Utrecht, Netherlands
This brew-pub is a superb place to take pleasure in each meals and drinks – it presents a full vegan menu alongside a artistic beer choice. It’s in a warehouse, it makes use of recycled supplies for a lot of the inside, so retains the punk ethos it began with whereas additionally being household pleasant. Relax within the bar with your pals taking part in their many board video games or outdoors on the quiet beer terrace. It’s finest to cycle there from the centre of Utrecht, which is simple because it’s among the finest cities for biking in Europe.
• Open Wed-Thurs 4pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 3pm-midnight, Sun 3pm-10pm, oproerbrouwerij.nl
Brouwerij de Halve Maan, Bruges
This is the one brewery nonetheless inside the metropolis’s medieval partitions: you be part of the tour and ascend the numerous stairs, seeing the distinctive structure of the brewery and getting an excellent view of Bruges from the very high. Then you descend and comply with the beer by means of the brewing course of earlier than getting a glass of scrumptious Brugse Zot within the faucet room and restaurant (included within the tour worth). The faucet room serves wonderful beers by Halve Maan and Straffe Hendrik, additionally owned by the Maes household.
• Tours €10, every day between 11am and 4pm (5pm Saturday), halvemaan.be
Vinohradský pivovar, Prague
Vinohradský is a brewery and bar producing a wide range of wonderful beers together with a number of pilsners, an IPA and an amber beer from 46Kč (round £1.70) for half a litre. This is a modern spot with a vaulted ceiling and window by means of to the fermentation tanks. It serves a wide variety of snacks, meals and every day specials (together with vegetarian). Dishes would possibly embrace pork in darkish beer with pink cabbage and potato dumplings, or lentils with smoked sausage and pickles. But most of all it’s concerning the wonderful beer.
• Open every day 11am-midnight, vinohradskypivovar.cz
Bräustüberl Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany
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This brewery on the banks of a glacier-carved Alpine lake is in a monastery with tables that attain to the water’s edge, and for a worth that vanished way back in Britain … This is the Tegernsee brewery faucet in southern Bavaria. It serves its personal Helles, a crisp golden beer, Dunkle, which is darker and malty, and Wiessbier, a refreshing wheat beer. It additionally sells some of the satisfying low-alcohol Helles I do know. The inside of this brewery faucet is a cathedral to beer.
• Open every day 9am-11pm, braustuberl.de
Pravda Beer Theatre, Lviv, Ukraine
Lviv is the home of Ukrainian nationalism, and nowhere is that this extra obvious than the Pravda Beer Theatre on Rynok Square, the place you may drink a wide range of resistance-inspired brews, together with the Eight% Tripel Putin Huilo (“Putin is a Dickhead”) which is just labelled in English as it could be too offensive to write down this within the Cyrillic alphabet. You can normally see the bottling line in operation, and with the identical very low cost costs to drink in or take away (£1.50 a beer), it is a good spot to take pleasure in Lviv’s Renaissance structure whereas sampling Lviv’s first craft brewery.
• Open every day 10am-2am, pravda.beer