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There’s many fine breweries from which to choose in Vermont, but little did we know that the state is home to the "world’s best beer."
On past trips to Burlington we've noticed that there were always a few people at bars and restaurants drinking from large silver cans, and honestly we always thought it was odd to choose a canned beer over one on tap. Well we admit to judging a book by its cover, as apparently the preferred way in which to sip and sample the double India Pale Ale brewed by The Alchemist in Waterbury is straight from the can.
Everyone loves a good airport beer, and perhaps a good shower beer when the mood strikes, but what about a helicopter beer?
This last weekend, the China Helicopter Tournament 2013 in the province of Shandong decided that a fun challenge for the 20 competing pilots would be to open a beer bottle...using bottle openers mounted to the skids of their choppers.
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Along with 49,000 other beer fanatics (49,000!), we strolled the convention center floor with our 1-ounce glass, throwing back tastings in a fashion that reminded us of a collegiate game of power hour. When glasses were dropped, the crowd roared. As the hours rolled by, the silent disco (shown below) and karaoke stage filled up. The scene was by far more of a party than a professional conference, and with tickets going for $75, it was obvious that people wanted to get their money’s worth. We don’t blame them, of course!
Despite the high price, tickets sold out for the three-day event in 20 minutes when they went on sale. As a Denver resident, this Jaunted contributor could feel the frustration, not only about the high entry fee but about how difficult it was to get tickets even if you could afford them. But after spending the weekend exploring the city and attending the festival, we have good news: There is so much happening outside of the convention center over the course of the weekend, a failure to secure tickets should not prevent you from visiting Denver during next year’s GABF.
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Yay! It's that time of the year when we get to talk about Oktoberfest. The barrels will be tapped and the pretzels baked starting tomorrow, Saturday, September 21. Just as last year, we're going to lay some wisdom on ya as seasoned female revelers at Munich's massive party. Heed these, our six things for female travelers to know about Oktoberfest:
1. Beer is not the only authentic drink! In fact, we'd argue there are three other beverages it's "authentic" to drink at Oktoberfest, all of which work out well for those who don't particularly enjoy chugging beer: champagne, schnapps and Radler. Look beyond the ginormous beer tents to the Weinzelt tent, a smaller tent that specializes in Nymphenburger Sektsekt being German champagne. Even smaller and dotted around the Theresienwiese are schnapps booths, where a few Euro goes a long way (towards getting drunkers).
The TV show 'Portlandia' may have made a Portland, Oregon more popular than ever, but first-timers to this city in the Pacific Northwest will want to do more than shop for books and eat brunch. All this week, we'll detail the must-dos of Portland, from good eats to great history.
In a beer-obsessed place like Portland, you could spend your entire trip visiting breweries. Instead, hit up a one-of-a-kind experience you definitely can’t get back home, one for which you’ll want to start prepping way in advance.
Cascade Brewing’s Barrel House has a tradition known as Tap-It Tuesday. Almost every Tuesday, a non-staff member is given the honor of tapping the company’s latest keg and of drinking the very first glass of the new brew. The waiting list is months long, and many beer aficionados will plan their entire trip to Portland around when they can snag a guest slot. Since the process requires two peoplea tapper and a holdercouples often make the trek to Portland to have the experience together.
Budweiser claims to be "America's beer," and is also known for its “born on date” marketing campaign that informs and ensures consumers that the beer they are about to drink is fresh. But did you know that America’s most well-known commercial beer is actually a rip from a Brewery in the Czech Republic?
That’s right. As it turns out, Budweiser was not actually born in America. The original Budweiser was first brewed in the former Kingdom of Bohemia, which is today the Czech Republic.
German-speaking residents of the city of Ceske Budejovice (sometimes referred to as Budweis in English) started the Bürgerliches Brauhaus Budweis Brewery in 1795. About a hundred years later, a second company called Budweiser Budvar Brewery was started in the same town by the Czechs, who “grew dissatisfied” with the beer the aforementioned Germans were brewing.
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The third film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, The World's End - about a group of friends who attempt to recreate a pub crawl from their youth and unwittingly become the world's only hope for survival against an aliens invasion - hits theaters in the U.S. next week.
With the movie's worldwide release, Hertfordshire, where most of the movie was filmed, is getting ready for its own invasion of tourists hoping to recreate the movie's big screen binge, starting at The First Post and ending at the aptly named The World’s End.
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Last night, while on a late run to the nearby 24-hour drugstore, we peeked in to the beer fridge and realizedholy smokesthat they're already stocking both pumpkin and Oktoberfest brews. You know what this means, right? Besides the fact that beer fans have a very limited time left to enjoy the summer varieties and shandies, it means travelers need to finalized Oktoberfest plans ASAP.
What to do:
· Book a flight/train
· Book a hotel, hostel, or Airbnb (yes, even the hostels fill up in advance, as we sadly discovered one year)
· Book a table in a beer tent (there's no bar and you need to be sitting at a table to get served)
· Pack shoes you don't mind throwing away at the end of everything, since the Wies'n often gets muddy and beer spilling during cheers is a part of the fun.
Hopefully you've checked off each item, but if the table reservations are proving particularly difficult there is a way to get around it provided you have some nerve.
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Changing plans at the last minute is hard to do, but what if a little flexibility and some courage could turn your flight to Chicago into one destined for Chiang Mai, Thailand? All you had to do was press a button.
This was the challenge recently posed to travelers departing from New York's JFK International Airport Terminal 8, when beer company Heineken decided it was time to change some lives.
We won't spoil the results of the experiment (watch the video above), but we will admit that it's brilliant and hope it becomes a regular thing, even if only twice a year.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Munich is, without question, beer. The two are joined at the hip, their lips locked in love thanks to the yearly Oktoberfest celebration that has drawn so many and tattooed the Bavarian city with a feel-good reputation.
As the most famous beer hall in the world, the Hofbrauhaus typically gets the bulk of the love and attention with its location in the city center. It will jump out of every guide book, and ask someone who’s been to Munich for a recommendation, and they most always respond with some form of “well, you’ve got to have a beer at the Hofbrauhaus.”
And we agree, but allow us to recommend a place we liked even better than the Hofbrauhaus, a place just as epic: the largest beer garden in the world. Located in a lovely park, the beer garden at Königlicher Hirschgarten seats 8,000 people (yes, 8,000!) under large chestnut trees, with a live band and a serve-yourself concession of German sausage and brats, pork knuckle, giant soft pretzels, sauerkraut, grilled chicken, etc.
Attention New Yorkers: If you're in need of a new camera bag, laptop sleeve, messenger bag, weekender duffel or even a wheeled carry-on from a company that makes good products, listen up!
Today through July 21, bring beer over to Crumpler's Soho store and trade it for a new bag or laptop sleeve. No money required (except to buy the beer).
Don't just grab whatever's in your fridge, however; Crumpler has specific demands for each type of bag, and all because they're trying to stock up on booze before throwing a huge party (which you're then invited to attend). Check out the beer to bags equations. For example, 2 24-pack cases of Sixpoint get your a sweet messenger. We love the 3 24-pack cases of Cooper's deal to trade for the wheeled duffel carry-on. Two cases of Brooklyn Lager equal a backpack!
Buy some beer, get a bag, and drink the beer too. Not a bad deal for carving a little time out of your day, if we do say so ourselves.
Note: participants must be 21+
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Summer is fully underway and, if you’re anything like us, the warm weather has you yearning for a frosty adult beverage. Thankfully, breweries large and small have already read our minds and they're pumping out pints of the finest summer ales and lagers. While there are plenty of places to indulge in a few summery sips, here’s three summer beer festivals worth the price of admission:
Beertopia's Sunfest – Omaha, Nebraska
Out in the midwest they sure have their share of warm summer weather so it’s only natural to head outdoors with a refreshing beverage in one hand. The fun will start flowing at this year’s Sunfest in Omaha, Nebraska on July 13. Only $27 will get you a ticket for access to five hours of unlimited sampling of well over 200 beers, and they’ll even throw in a souvenir tasting glass, program, and some live music. Around 40 breweries will be in attendance — like Empyrean Brewing Company and Lucky Bucket Brewing Company — and they’re promising some rare and limited releases. Everything takes place just behind Beer Corner USA at 36th and Farnam in Midtown Omaha.