Beer Tasting in the UK & Europe

Switzerland Beer

Experiencing the food and drink where one travels is an important aspect of the adventure.  Scottish haggis (is there any other kind?) should be a requirement for anyone traveling to Scotland, in my travel guide book.  (See my September 19, 2014 BLOG Post, Inverness, Scotland for haggis info). One who travels to distant places yet still eats at chain restaurants found ‘back home’ is not really experiencing travel to its fullest.  There is no excuse for anyone to order a Bud or Coors Light in Europe, or ever actually…. or eat at one of the many the Colonel’s locations.

After 90 days in the UK and 90 in mainland Europe, doesn’t is seem like I should have been able to try more than 57 beers?  Here are some of the interesting brews for the open minded traveler to experience.  Mainly I simply tried new beers, generally dark, as part of the traveling experience.  Trying local food and drink along the way is a small part of trying to be a traveler vs. a tourist.

What traveler would not want to try  beers with names like Beior Chorca Ohuibhne ,Carrai5 Dubh,  Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale, Bishop’s Finger, Birds and the Bees Summer or Old Thumper?   Some dark beers included names like, Kostrizer Black Lager, Belfast Black Dry Stout and Dark Island Orkney Brewery.          IMG_1379

























Bush Crack Beer

Sometimes beers are tried simply because of their name….


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