Bamberg, Germany: Germany's highest beer consumption, home to a great beer museum, and home to the famous Rauchbier.
Bokrijk, Belgium: The Flemish Open-Air Museum serves real country beers at outdoor tables as horse-drawn wagons go past.
Faversham, England: Tour the famous Shepherd Neame Brewery and sample their "real Ales," then explore the delightfully unpretentious little town not far from London.
Germany's Ammersee & Andechs Beer: Germany's finest is made by monks on a hill south of Munich, and served in their beerhall.
Lüneburg, Germany. Visit the town's old Brauereimuseum, where beer has been brewed since 1485, then enjoy a glass or two of Krone Bier!
McSorley's Old Ale House: New York's oldest Irish pub serves their own ale, and only their own ale, in this East Village landmark.
Northern Burgenland, Austria: The tasty wines of the Neusiedler See district are best appreciated in the delightful village of Rust.
Rüdesheim & Bingen, Germany: Germany's favorite wine village has been pressing the grapes for well over two thousand years. There's even an old castle with a wine museum!
Salzburg, Austria: End your tour at the Stielkeller beerhall overlooking the city, then visit Stiegl's Brauwelt to explore the history of brewing.
Strasburg, Pennsylvania: After a day with the old trains and a visit to the Amish Village, repair to the Twin Brook Winery for some local vintages.
The Beers of Oji: Celebrating the wonderful beers we devoured while serving in the U.S. Army in Japan during the 1950s.
Vienna's Kahlenberg Heights: End your day in one of the many wine taverns of Grinzing and Heiligenstadt with a glass or two of the local new wine.
Wachau Valley, Austria: Float down the Danube and explore Krems, a gorgeous old wine town with the Weinstadt Museum and a Weingut where you can sample the local vintages.
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