So, craft beer is a thing in Bhutan.

It’s time to talk about what’s going on in the magical mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan has craft beer. In fact, Bhutan has very good craft beer, both traditional beer and modern American-style craft beer, and yes, it’s surprising because no one thinks of Bhutan when they think of beer. The depth of Bhutan’s indigenous…

Puebla: more than just the food.

Since the likes of Anthony Bourdain pimped Mexico’s fourth-largest city, Puebla has been on the hit list of many a foodie. Puebla’s namesake dish, mole poblano, is its most famous, but we encountered many layers to the food scene in just 3 days and nights in this charming, wealthy city. Eating was a primary purpose of our…

Response to “The Death of Style”

There’s a well-written blog post going around, written by one Michael O’Connor of Portland, Oregon, another in a string proclaiming the “death of beer styles“. It’s an interesting read, makes a lot of good points, gets a couple of minor things wrong that aren’t worth dwelling on (cough, Reinheitsgebot, cough), and is generally good food…

Official: Hidden Beer is Hiring!

This week, an anonymous group of billionaires started to hide $100 bills around Vancouver. Their project was quickly followed by another anonymous group of billionaires (or perhaps the same group, who knows?) hiding beer. Now, these beeranthropists are hiring globally. If you want to be part of this exciting project as a “hidden beer agent,”…

The World’s Top Beer Festivals

Beer festivals span the year and the globe. Don’t know which ones to hit up? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our personal favorites, followed by our bucket list of beer festivals. Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation: If you love lambic (and if you don’t, you can leave quietly now. go ahead…), then you…

5 “Beertastic” Off the Beaten Path Day Trips from Vancouver

Summer’s pretty much here. It’s time to play! For us, that means following fresh air and exercise with a pint of something tasty. There are few places you can combine outdoors activities with a local brewpub as easily as Vancouver. The variety of things you can do outside the city–even using public transport–is astounding. Everyone knows…

Moldova and Transnistria in 25 Microbrews

I’ve been readingThe Geography of Bliss lately, and was pleased find that the author, Eric Weiner, did something few people do. He flew to Moldova. Very few foreigners visit this little landlocked country. What’s even more remarkable is that Weiner went there to study happiness. Or, rather, unhappiness. Weiner claims that Moldova ranks among the least happy places in the…

Buses and Beers in Vietnam

The Mai Linh Express bus from Saigon to Phnom Penh lasts about 7 hours including the border crossing. That’s about 2 hours longer than they claim but it was a smooth ride. Our bus was peopled with other peculiar passengers including a couple traveling on Cuban passports, and a Vietnamese-Australian family. Cambodian customs and immigration…