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7 Most Popular European Beers for a Beer Hopping Trail in Europe

“Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” – Martin Luther.

Every European country has its own national beer, we managed to round up these 7 exciting cities where beer is not just a tradition but a way of life. Plan your Europe trip with us if you are interested in tasting the below mentioned most popular European beers and to plan your beer hopping trail in Europe.

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7 European Cities & Their Most Popular European Beers

1. Bruges

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Famous for its delicious chocolate, Belgium also has a longstanding tradition of producing various types of beers. This region of Belgium is responsible for the lambic beer – a beer produced by spontaneous fermentation, often with the addition of various fruits. We have selected De Halve Maan (makers of Bruges Zot) out of all famous breweries.

Famous Brewery : De Halve Maan (makers of Bruges Zot)

Famous BeerBruges Zot

Brugse Zot is the only beer that is actually brewed and lagered in Bruges. Embellished by hints of spices and orange and balanced by an underlying malty sweetness. This is one of the most popular European beers with an alcohol content of 6%. The beer finishes with a short, fruity taste that somewhat sticks to the palate.

2. Prague

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Czech beer is world famous, partly due to the fact that Czechs are the most avid beer drinkers in the world. Novoměstský pivovar (The New Town Brewery) has some great food and popular European beers that will leave you burping of joy. Don’t miss the strong  and dark beers called Krusovice Dark Beer, with as much as 12% alcohol.

Famous Brewery :  Novoměstský pivovar(The New Town Brewery)

Famous Beer : Krusovice Dark Beer

Dark beer is the traditional product of the Royal Brewery of Krušovice and for more than 100 years the production of this beer has not stopped. The beer has a full, sweet caramel taste and a light hop flavour. The high quality of the raw ingredients assures the excellent taste of the beer.

3. Dublin

Ireland’s capital is most famous for Guinness, a dry stout with a distinctive burnt flavour. The Guinness brewery has become the largest in the world and Ireland’s biggest export product. Start your journey with Dublin’s oldest brewery the Brazen Head. Seeing the Guinness Storehouse is mandatory for any beer lover passing through Dublin.

Famous Brewery :The Brazen Head 

Famous Beer : Guinness Beer

It’s an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness. Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide and is one of the most popular European beers. For many years a portion of aged brew was blended with freshly brewed beer to give a sharp lactic flavour.

4. Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is home to the famous Heineken and you’ll see this brand proudly displayed all over its capital. The Dutch offers some exciting bars and local breweries to uncover the history of this mesmerizing liquid. We have picked a famous brewery known as Wildeman, which offers a superb selection of around 200 beers.

Famous brewery : Wildeman

Famous Beer : Heineken

Heineken is Holland’s most famous beer brand and one of the most popular European beers. Its aggressive marketing strategy crushed all of Amsterdam’s local beer brewers.Heineken owns around 50% of the Dutch beer market.

5. Brno

Brno is home to Starobrno, a beer brewery owned by Pegas. The traditional Brno beer is Starobrno, served in draught, with a sweet and rather unusual taste and is one of the most popular European beers. For even more beer, schedule your visit in March, when the International Brewing Fair takes place.

Famous brewery : Pegas

Famous beer : Starobrno

Starobrno produces six different brands of beer in regular production: Ležák, Medium and Tradiční , Řezák (a semi-pale lager with caramel flavouring),”Černé” (a dark lager) and “Fríí” (an Alcohol-free beer).Aside from its standard production, the brewery produces a special batch of green beer.

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6. Copenhagen

When one says København or Denmark, Carlsberg immediately springs to mind, which is one of the most popular European beers. But if you’re looking for something more than what you know from home, know that this is the country with the most micro-breweries per capita in Europe since 2005. Carlsberg has recently opened ‘Jacobsen’, a new brew house in Varby that aims to showcase beer culture and produce rare beers for connoisseurs. Special brews can also be sampled at the Vesterbro Bryghus.

Famous Brewery : Vesterbro Bryghus

Famous Beer : Carlsberg

The beer has a light, refreshing taste, while the design is rooted in Copenhagen as an international city famous for its beer. Carlsberg is intended for modern women and men, who appreciate a refreshing taste .

7. Munich

Apart from the popular Oktoberfest, Munich has some all year round attractions for beer tasters around the world. An experience you should not miss is the beer gardens – small islands of relaxation in the urban jungle, where you can enjoy traditional Bavarian golden drinks. Visit the big brewery Augustiner Keller for a firsthand experience of authentic paulaner, one of the most popular European beers.

Famous Brewery :  Augustiner Keller

Famous beer : Paulaner

Beer connoisseurs appreciate the fine note of yeast and the mild but sparkling mix of aromas. It is a typical beer garden beer, which brings people together all over the world.

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