There is no success story more prominent in the independent food and drink world than that of craft beer. Meaning any beer that has been produced in a non-mechanised or mass way by a small-scale brewery, the hoppy delights and smooth finishes of lovingly handmade beer have found a special place in our hearts. And, according to an article by the travel experts at dealchecker, it's not just us Brits that have woken up to the craft beer revolution - here's a few from around the world that we've got our eye on…
'Aces Lager' from Aces Brew Worx - Johannesburg, South Africa
Produced by two brothers based in Johannesburg, this golden lager is malty and bitter in all the right places. With its light flavouring and refreshing aftertaste, we're told that the best way to enjoy Aces is whilst kicking back with a group of mates and enjoying one of Joburg's trademark dramatic sunsets.
'Steampunk' from Noble Rey Brewing Company - Texas, USA
At first glance, you'd never guess that this normal looking, industrial building in Dallas houses one of the most exciting taprooms and breweries in the USA. Serving up ingenious brews and regular live music, Noble Rey are the creators of Steampunk - an all-american steam lager that releases its flavours in warm temperatures. Ideal for long, hot Texan summers we think!
'Red Rice Ale' from Kiuchi Brewery - Naka, Japan
Building on a 200 year old sake making tradition, Kiuchi brewery has since turned its attentions to craft beer production. Red Rice Ale's secret ingredient is not all that secret, but its strong hints of strawberry come as a pleasant surprise for the tastebuds.
'Kaiju! Betelgeuse' from Kaiju! Beer - Victoria, Australia
Inspired by monsters and strange creatures from Japanese mythology, the packaging and brand identity of Kaiju! is every bit as playful and vibrant as the beers it proudly produces. Betelgeuse is a barleywine with extra hoppy overtones, represented by an orange dragon in its unique label design.
'South Face Red IPA' from Top Out Brewery - Edinburgh, Scotland
Taking inspiration from the mountainous scenery that surrounds its Edinburgh location, Top Out Brewery has focused on the area's topography to be the flavour of its brand and beers. South Face Red is infused with New Zealand hops for a tropical flavour, and is characterised on its label by the Bidean nam Bian summit which overlooks Glencoe.
Got any worldwide craft beer recommendations of your own? Let us know!
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