Lonely Planet Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour 1 (Lonely Planet Food) (Hardcover)
Explore the vibrant world of craft beer with Lonely Planet Global Beer Tour. We've selected some of the finest tap rooms, bars and breweries that thirsty travellers can visit in 30 countries around the world. Discover how to find them, which beers to sample, and learn about local places of interest with our recommended itineraries. Each country is introduced by a beer expert and includes regional beverages that shouldn't be missed. There's a world of great beer to taste - go and discover it!
So why go beer touring, especially when it's easy and cheap to find interesting craft beers in your local shop? Firstly, craft beer doesn't travel too well and is affected by changes in temperature and long distances. And secondly, due to the explosion in small-scale breweries, many great beers aren't distributed outside their city or region. Beer often tastes better the closer it is to home, especially if that's straight from a tap in the actual brewery.
The craft beer revolution has seen waves of breweries open up to the public, not just in the United States, the UK and Australia, where the trend is well established, but all over the world. Visit European beer capitals like Belgium, Italy and Germany, and sample local favourites in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Asia, explore hotspots in Japan, Vietnam and China, then venture to South America, Africa and the Middle East.
Each brewery is accompanied by a selection of sightseeing ideas and activities, from local museums and galleries, to great hikes or bike rides. The book also features fun sections on beer trails, hangover cures and the world's wildest beers. There's also practical advice like how to ask for a beer in the local language and the ideal snacks to accompany your drink.
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"Takes the guesswork out of visiting breweries in far-flung places...so travelers can focus on what matters: the exhilaration of discovering delicious beer in its birthplace."—Kate Bernot, Draft Magazine
"Should spark the appropriate wanderlust...more of a read at home than toss in your backpack for an adventure book, but it highlights that good beer can be found wherever you are."—All About Beer
"For the travel-hungry, Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour walks the reader through the best places to find the beer in 30 countries, spanning five continents. Information includes curated travel trails, unique beers, food pairings and more."—Imbibe Magazine
"Because a lot of craft beers don’t get distributed beyond their home cities or countries, the book offers advice on where to go to find local suds in destinations as far-flung as Ethiopia, Nepal and Iceland."—Associated Press
"Without much risk of spilling the glasses of brew at their sides, craft beer aficionados can visit the world’s best breweries from the comfort of their armchairs"—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Beer books can be a lot of things, but with so many of them, fun isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. The beauty of Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour is that in addition to being a useful and informative guide to the world’s craft beer scene, it never forgets to entertain... this colorful guide showcases beer’s most essential and exotic locations. And it does it in a manner that’s always conversational, like hostel travelers sharing insider tips in out of the way beer hangouts."—American Craft Beer
"As in Lonely Planet’s way, the book contains lots of enticing photos..."—The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald
"A truly excellent publication ... This wondrous book is an essential guide to some of the world’s best craft breweries..."—Gold Coast Sun
"As an enthusiastic traveler, I enjoy paging through this book. It takes you on a tour of the world through a craft beer drinker’s eyes, with breweries and bars to visit in such places as Canada, Belgium, Japan, Nepal and even North Korea. For every location the book also offers some things to do besides sitting on a barstool all day. This is a wonderful coffee table book and one I wish I would have written."—Lancaster Online
"There are handsome color photographs on nearly every page, images of towns and landscapes, with numerous shots of the breweries themselves, also pubs, bars, people, and, of course, many photos of bottles and glasses of beer.... Each brewery listing includes a sidebar called “Things to Do Nearby.” This is a common bit of layout design for guides of this type, and Global Beer Tour contains dozens of such destinations—both obscure and well known. In fact, I found myself page-marking a few of the suggested sites, thereby creating a sort of accidental world tour to complement the book’s liquid attractions."—Perceptive Travel