6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

We’ve selected a few destinations that, though not famous, are essential for aficionados of the beverage

Leonor Macedo

Published October 2019

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Boston, a specialist in lager beer

Try spelling Massachusetts right after a tour of the over 50 breweries in Boston, an influence of the Irish immigration in the 19th century. In the city, visit Samuel Adams and make sure to try the Boston Lager, which is synonymous with quality at bars all over the world. 

Samuel Adams: 30 Germania St, Boston

6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

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Porto Alegre, the largest Brazilian producer of craft beer

Porto Alegre is much more than just mate tea. The capital of Rio Grande do Sul is the largest producer of craft beer in Brazil: almost 21% of the country’s breweries are located in the city. To try some good local options, head to Lagom Brewery & Pub, a bar with 12 taps. In addition to their own draft beer, they also offer products from other regional breweries and international brands.

Lagom Brewery & Pub: Rua bento figueiredo, 72, Porto Alegre

6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

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Mar del Plata, home to some of the best breweries in Argentina

Some 250 miles from Ezeiza Airport, in the province of Buenos Aires, the coastal city of Mar del Plata is one of the best places to have some craft beer in Argentine territory. Not just for the amount of breweries – many of them located close to Calle Olavarría –, but also for que quality of the beers produced there. In 2018, La Paloma Brewing Company was selected as the best brewery in Argentina.

La Paloma Brewing Company: Calle Olavarría, 3.063

6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

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Valdívia and its award-winning beer

It all started in 1851, when a German immigrant living in Valdívia, in the Los Ríos region, started making his own beer. Carlos Anwandter had no idea that, over 150 years later, the city would become a reference in the production of this alcoholic beverage, with so many microbreweries. Kunstmann is among the most famous breweries in Chile, but it’s also worth looking for other brands, like Cuello Negro, considered the best stout in the country.

Kunstmann: Ruta T-350 N 950. Casilla 1.441, Valdívia

6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

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Medellín, where the brewing scene keeps evolving

The production of the beverage in Colombia is recent, but it’s growing at a steady pace. There are over 160 craft breweries in the country and roughly 15% are located in the region of Medellín, in the province of Antioquia. The 12 taps at Cervecería Libre offer draft beers produced at the house and also from other Colombian brands, like 3 Cordilleras, Apóstol, and Bogota Beer Company.

Cervecería Libre: Carrera 44 #25-31, Medellín

6 unusual cities to have some craft beer

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Bamberg and its beer that’s almost 1,000 years old

There’s evidence that this small Bavarian town, some 125 miles from Frankfurt Airport, has been producing beer for almost 1,000 years. Among its 11 breweries, one of the most famous is Brauerei Schlenkerla, as it follows the ancestral tradition of drying the malt over a fire, which results in a beverage with a smoky flavor. 

Brauerei Schlenkerla: Dominikanerstrasse 6, Bamberg

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