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Belgium’s Top Ten Beer Festivals

France has wine shows. Germany has its Oktoberfest. Belgium has beer festivals. Mention that you’ve frequented Belgian beer fests to a fellow enthusiast and you may get some envy or respect–for good reason. These events typically appeal to the aficionado rather than the casual beer drinker. Every year, thousands of Belgian and foreign beer hounds …

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The Best Places to Eat (and Drink) in Edinburgh

One of the better lines from the movie, So I Married An Axe Murderer, is when Mike Myers’ character says, “I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.” While certainly not a universal truth, who could argue that the Deep Fried Mars Bar was not the result of a sober conversation.  But, overall, …

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A Complete Guide to Polish Beer

Cheers to Polish Beer! After a long day of seeing the sights in Krakow, there’s nothing better than drinking a culturally-relevant libation. Poland has a flourishing Craft Beer scene with many delicious brews. This Polish beer guide is designed to help you choose the best Polish beer during your vacation. While most people think that …

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Warm up to English Beer

  Although everyone knows that England is an island, it sometimes takes the dissection of a particular subject to fully remember just how separate the country can be. One such point of comparison is the tradition of English beer. Warmer fermentation, as opposed to the lager-based traditions of the Czech Republic or parts of Germany , …

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