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Consider A “Beercation” For Your Next Getaway

Beer Lovers — Book One of These “Beercations” For Your Next Getaway
Are you in the mood to visit a brewery or two for your next vacation adventure? T&A has some ideas for destinations with plenty of craft breweries and other features that make for a worthy beercation. Several of these cities are known for their beer production, but there are a few up-and-coming beer cities on this list. With this bit of inspiration and a little planning, you’ll find your own favorite beercation destination.
Via Travel and Leisure

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Ten Things to Look For at this year’s Great American Beer Festival

The 38th annual GABF started yesterday at the Colorado Convention Center, prepared yourself for sensory overload! This year, the projected 62,000 festival-goers will be able to sample more than 4,000 beers from 800 breweries. (Lord help us!) The competition will include more than 9,600 beers from 2,300 breweries, competing to win medals in a 107 categories.
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The Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Countries in Europe to Buy Alcoholic Beverages

A new study by the European Commission has substantiated what many have long suspected, the UK is one of the most expensive countries within the EU to buy alcohol.
Data indicates Findland, Ireland, and Sweden ranked as top three for markups on drinks. At the other end of the scale, price levels on alcoholic drinks in 2018 were lowest in Bulgaria and Romania, at 26% below the EU average, followed by Hungary.

Via The Drinks Business

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Plan a Beercation to Bavaria, Germany

Beyond Oktoberfest: Everything You Need to Plan a Beercation to Bavaria, Germany
“My advice for a beer lover going to Bavaria would be to not get overly fixated on Munich,” says Joe Stange, who co-hosts the “One More Road for the Beer” podcast about beer and travel. “It’s a beer-garden amusement park and worth seeing, for sure, but don’t miss Franconia — especially Upper Franconia, Bamberg, and the villages around it.”
The Bavarian beer scene includes more than 800 breweries, spanning some of the world’s oldest names and ultra-modern craft stylists…
Via Vinepair

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Get Free Beer for Cig butts & Bottle Caps

After a research by Anglia Ruskin University revealed cigarettes are more damaging to the environment than plastic straws, a bar in Barcelona is taking drastic measures. The study reveals drastic impacts on plant growth where butts are found in the soil and, since Cigarette litter is a major problem on beaches, water pollution concerns. Just one cigarette butt can pollute 3 litres of water, and the contamination can take between five and 20 years to dissipate. Marine life is also known to mistake them for food.
Tackling the issue head-on, Tibu-Ron Group, which operates several beach bars in Barcelona, is handing out free beer and soft drinks to consumers who collect a pint of cigarette butts from the surrounding area joining Zanzibar on Baga Beach, Goa, who started offering free beer to patrons who came to the premises with old cigarettes and bottle caps in February this year.
Via – The Drinks Business

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Events announced for PDX BEERWEEK 2019

Portland Oregon, self proclaimed “Greatest Beer City on Earth”, launches their 9th annual Beer Week June 7-16th. This years celebration of craft beer will span 10-days of events across the city.
The 2019 event lineup (June 7-16th), includes a new kickoff party with Mikkeller Brewing, the debut of Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival and resurrecting past hits like the Brewers Burger Brawl and Mussels from Brussels.
Via PDX Beer Week

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How a 19th-Century Temperance Advocate Accidentally Created Modern Tourism

In gin-soaked 19th-century Britain, the temperance movement emerged to counteract the myriad social problems stemming from alcohol abuse. Temperance advocates and activists felt an organized effort to limit consumption was the best solution.
Among them was Thomas Cook, a former Baptist preacher and cabinet maker. In 1841, when Cook was 32 years old, he was walking to a local temperance meeting when an idea struck him: Why not use the country’s rapidly expanding rail network to help spread the movement’s views on social reform?
And just like that, Cook inadvertently laid the foundations for modern-day tourism.

Via vinepair.com