1 - Half Shell Raw Bar - Key West, Florida. Set in the heart of the Historic Seaport at the Key West Bight, the Half Shell Raw Bar is an authentic Key West fish house. Once a shrimp packing building, it has stayed true to its blue-collar harbor front heritage. Fancy folks looking for fancy stuff will have to look elsewhere. No carpet on the floors. No expensive art on the walls. No air conditioning, for that matter.
2 - Kona Brewing Company - Hawaii. Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing Company continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.
3 - Alaska Brewing Company - Juneau, Alaska. In 1986, the Alaskan Brewing Company became the 67th operating brewery in the United States and the only one in Alaska. Since that time its products have brought home more than 33 major medals and awards, including “Best Beer in the Nation” in the 1988 Great American Beer Festival Consumer Preference Poll.
4 - Guinness Storehouse - Dublin, Ireland. Immerse yourself in the illustrious history of GUINNESS® and its Irish heritage. Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® is Ireland’s No. 1 international visitor attraction. Their staff will be pleased to welcome you and bring alive a real segment of Irish history.
5 - Jacobsen Brewhouse - Copenhagen, Denmark. The Jacobsen brewhouse - named after Carlsberg’s founder JC Jacobsen - is located in a building dating from 1878 in the old part of the Carlsberg brewery. The brewhouse is right at the heart of the Carlsberg Visitors Centre, which attracts around 150,000 visitors every year. The Visitors Centre was modernised in 2005 and will take you through the Carlsberg history using effects of sound, lighting and aromas.
6 - Banks Brewery - Barbados. Banks Beer has consistently been the #1 choice among beer drinkers in Barbados since it was first produced in 1961. The premium pilsner style lager is brewed from a pure classic blend of 2-Row British and Australian malted barleys deliciously flavored by Yakima Clusters and the noble Styrian Goldings aroma hops. However it is Barbados’ water, naturally filtered through limestone rock, along with its own special strain of yeast, that gives Banks Beer its unique Bajan character and distinctive quality.
7 - Carib Brewery - Trinidad. The brewing of beer in Trinidad and Tobago was inherited from the British. The first commercial brewery was founded just after World War 1 although there had been legislation as early as August 1899 concerning the regulation of brewing. Carib’s mission is to delight its customers by providing world class beverages and services.
8 - Mission Brewery - San Diego, California. The original Mission Brewery was one of the first commercial breweries in San Diego, and opened in 1913. Like thousands of other breweries across the United States, it closed its doors due to Prohibition. The brewing company was re-opened by serious homebrewers 94 years later in June of 2007.
9 - Mack Brewery - Tromsø Cruise Port, Norway. Until December 10, 2000, Mack was the northernmost brewery in the world. This honour was then taken by Nordkapp Mikrobryggeri, a microbrewery in Honningsvåg, when that brewery produced its first beer, called Sårry Makk (phonetic Norwegian for Sorry Mack - a humorous name for the occasion). However, due to Mack’s old traditions and nationwide distribution, Mack is regarded as a more proper brewery and is thus still cited as the northernmost in the world, including the claim on Mack’s beer bottles.
10 - De Gouden Boom’s malthouse and brewery - Brussels/Brugge (Zeebrugge). Belgium Brewery De Gouden Boom, a brewery of such delicious beers as Brugs Tarwebier, Brugse Tripel and Abdij Steenbrugge. The Brewery Museum (entrance : Verbrand Nieuwland 10) is housed in a well preserved old malthouse (1902). All machines are still in place. Interesting museum-collection about the 31 Bruges breweries which were still in operation at the turn of the century.
- An Unfiltered Beer Tour of Denmark (bootsnall.com)
- 2012-04-04 Goose Island Brewery Tour (mobilityinmotion.wordpress.com)
- Here's to Better Beer by Lauren Buzzeo (winemag.com)