If you love beer and you love traveling, then finding the best breweries around the world is the perfect adventure for you. We’ve compiled some of the must-visit breweries from around the world to get you started on a hopping journey. Get your taste buds and your passport ready!
The Pelican Pub And Brewery, Oregon
If you’re a beach and beer lover, The Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City combines them both for you as the state’s only oceanfront brewery. Pick one of its six award-winning beers on tap while watching the sunset behind the ocean.
Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh
This brewery was actually built inside a former Roman Catholic church that dates back to 1902. It offers unique seating in converted pews while still keeping its stained-glass windows. It is home to award-winning beers like Celestial Gold and Pipe Organ Pale.
Heineken, one of the world’s largest beer producers, tries to make its brewery tours more of an “experience.” The main attraction, “Brew U,” is a ride that takes visitors on a journey to make them feel what it is like to become a beer, with multidimensional effects such as being virtually shaken up, sprayed with water, and put over heat.
Weihenstephan just happens to be the world’s oldest brewery. It was originally founded by monks in 1040 and has been burned down four times since. Now it is located on a hill that offers a nice beer and a view from its beer garden.
Stella Artois, Belgium
This is the original home of the famous Stella Artois. You can get different kinds of tours there depending on how deep into the history you want to get. If you just want to taste, go for the “Classic Tour,” but if you actually want to learn about the process, go for the “Beer Tour.”
LeVeL33, just like the name suggests, is located on the 33rd floor in the middle of the Marina Bay Financial Center. So it’s considered “Asia’s best business address.” Also, according to the brewery, it is the world’s highest urban craft brewery with its breathtaking skyline view.
Starkenberger Brewery, Tarrenz, Austria
The beer here is so good, people bathe in it. The brewery is inside a magic castle that holds a Turkish bath–like spa, where you can swim in one of seven 13-foot beer-filled baths. The baths are supposed to have healing powers, but they are also good for your skin.
BierVision Monstein Brewery, Switzerland
If you want to shoot high, this brewery is located in the highest city in Europe, making it the highest brewery on the continent. It is actually right in the middle of the Swiss Alps, and at 5,120 feet, this makes a great ski break. It even markets itself as “the last beer stop before heaven.”
Sapporo Beer Museum, Japan
This brewery is located in snowy Hokkaido, the northernmost province of Japan. It has been considered the country’s brewing hub since 1877. Not only does the beer garden have beer, but it also has all-you-can-drink beer options that can be paired with all-you-can-eat BBQ.
Museum Of Yebisu Beer, Tokyo
The whole neighborhood is named after this German-style beer. Today, it is both a brewery and museum, with exhibits of antique brewing equipment and screens showcasing beer ads throughout the years.
Hill Farmstead Brewery, Vermont
This was the winner of the title “Best Brewery in the World” by RateBeer.com two years in a row. It offers a beautiful countryside view that can be enjoyed with some of the best beer in the world.
Bandido Brewing, Ecuador
This brewery sits at 9,000 feet above sea level. It was founded by two adventurous guys for adventurers who realized they were “trapped in a purgatory devoid of craft beer.” The brewery uses local ingredients like Amazonian Guayusa tea leaf and organic coffee from the Mindo Cloud Forest nearby.
Samuel Adams, Massachusetts
Samuel Adams was not only one of the founding fathers of the USA, but also a founding father to original craft breweries. This brewery is now only used for test batches, but it also hosts a museum that displays Adams’s story in the brewing world as well as information about the history of brewing in the U.S. in general.
Kiuchi Brewery, Japan
This is the home of award-winning Hitachino Nest Beer. However, what makes it special is that, during a visit, you can go through the process of creating your own beer from the recipe and flavor palette all the way to the label design.
Against The Grain, Kentucky
This is one of the still-standing and functional Victorian-style brewhouses located right inside Louisville Slugger Field. You can get smoked meats paired with brews that come straight from a 15-barrel operation on site. The brewery has made hundreds of different beers.
This antique brewery is located right on the Thames, in the neighborhood of Chiswick, and has existed for 360 years. The beer is known for being extra bitter. The exterior is made of a stone façade that is 180 years old, making it one of the oldest in England.
Guinness Brewery, Dublin
This is the home of the world’s largest pint glass, which, to be exact, is seven stories high and capable of holding 14.3 million pints. The Irish brewery offers a very informative tour and two bars: one overlooks all of the workings in the brewery, and one features 360-degree views of Dublin.
Budweiser Budvar Brewery, Czech Republic
This is referred to by some as the “real Budweiser.” The rights of the name were debated for over a century between the U.S. and Europe. A tour in this brewery is very interactive and informative, showing medieval brewing processes and a 3D movie of the Industrial Age in brewing.
Cerveceria Modelo, Mexico
This brewery has given the world some of the biggest names, such as Corona and Estrella, since its foundation in 1925. In fact, even the gift shop is an attraction, with themed random items to pick up like dominoes to inflatable bottles.
This home to Danish brewing was founded in 1847. What’s really neat about this brewery is that it’s also the world’s largest bottle collection, with over 22,000 unopened beers from around the world, including the most expensive beer sold at auction and the oldest bottle in the world.