5 Beer Varieties You’ve Never Heard Of (And Where to Drink Them)


Let’s talk religion for a bit. Dopplebock will definitely help you find some. The heavy lager was originally brewed in 1627 by the kind hearted Paulener Monks who were looking for a way to reprieve the citizens of Munich from the pangs of hunger felt during Lenten fasting. They figured a thick as molasses, 8% ABV beer would do the trick.

Dopplebock, or starkbier as it’s often called, is best drank during Starkbierzeit in Munich. Starkbierzeit is the beer festivals locals don’t want you to know about. And you probably shouldn’t go unless you can handle your beer. Otherwise, you’ll end up like me, bowing down to the porcelain gods.


Okay, so you may have heard of Saison before. It’s another beer that craft brewers are bastardizing. But do you really know the story behind Saison? Saison itself stands for farmhouse ale. The style traces its roots to the French-speaking, Wallonian countryside of Belgium. As potable water was unavailable, farmers brewed Saison to quench the thirst of their farmhands while they were working in the fields.

The original Saisons included spices, much like today’s Saisons. However, they were brewed to a low ABV of 3.5% as the farmers didn’t want their employees sleeping on the job…

Saison Dupont is still considered to be the hallmark of Saisons even though it’s brewed to 6.5% ABV. The brewery, Brasserie Dupont, can be visited in the village of Tourpes and should definitely be included on your Belgium beer itinerary.



Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.