Beer Travel

If there's anything that we love as much as we love beer and people, it's traveling. The wide range of cultures, sights, and sounds that can be found in this world are more intoxicating than any fermented beverage we've encountered. Of course, when we have the opportunity to combine beer and travel, then we are cheerfully content. Imagine sitting alongside a canal in Belgium, with a chalice in hand; or singing German beer drinking songs, linked arm in arm with dirndle and lederhosen clad locals at Oktoberfest. Or, simply enjoying the view at whatever taproom or brewery we're visiting!

Over the years, we've developed a sense of the most amazing places to go, and some of the most travel savvy people to go there with. We want you to enjoy these adventures as well, and so we've put together a collection of experiences. Whether it's a week in Europe, or an afternoon in Maine, we believe that everyone should see new places, meet interesting people, and drink amazing beer.

Some of these trips have been curated by Craft Beer Cellar, and others by many of our friends in our industry. If you’re learning about travel and trips via our website, these are people who, we believe, will enrich your experiences if you travel with them!



Franconia Tour

July 25 – August 1, 2019 | Shelton Brothers

Highlights

- Secret beer cave tour and keg tapping
- Kulmbacher Bierwoche beer festival (reserved tables)
- Annafest carnival (rides, games, and local bands)
- Traditional food, ceramic steins, and outdoor biergartens!

 
Overview

The Shelton brothers have made an annual July pilgrimage to this northernmost region of Bavaria since 1998. Why? To start with, Franconia (in German, “franken”) is in many ways a living, breathing natural beer history museum, where there are far more breweries per square mile, and per capita, than any place on the planet. The earliest known archaeological evidence of European brewing was unearthed here. Beer was and is a part of the social fabric in Franconia to a degree not seen anywhere else. Its brewers are traditionally-trained, highly skilled artisans, rather than rockstars, and to this day their task remains not to re-define beer, but to maintain its perfect balance, via the utilization of the best ingredients and time-honored, traditional methods.

Visit Franconia!


Amsterdam + Belgium

October 12 – 19, 2019 | Bon Beer Voyage

Highlights

- Visit local cheese farms
- Explore Antwerp: the city of diamonds
- Sample the famous Westvleteren beer
- Medieval architecture, gourmet meals, and lots beer of history!

 
Overview

Join us for the Beer Vacation that you thought only existed in your dreams! Cruise along the canals and waterways of Belgium and Holland in our private canal cruiser, complete with our own first class private chef! Unpack only once, then relax and enjoy a one of a kind beer tour.

Visit Amsterdam!


Germany

October 17 - 27, 2020 | Craft Beer Cellar

Highlights

- Visit the Hops Museum in Tettnang
- Subterranean tour of Nuremberg
- Private tour at Rothaus Brewery
- Fully guided, acommodations included, and lots beer of history!

 
Overview

This will be an exclusive beer tour experience unlike any other. We’ll check out secluded biergartens, classic wursthauses, visit some historical sites, and romp in the Black Forest! We will be visiting major beer cities and breweries, and every day we’ll eat and drink like the locals do with special tastings, events, and amazingly delicious local cuisine.

Visit Franconia!