Around the World: Beer

by Brenna Holeman


Limerick, Ireland

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my Around the World posts, and what better day to post about beer around the world than St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve never shied away from the fact that I love a good pint, and I make it a goal to try at least one of the local or popular beers whenever I visit a country. Since moving to my current flat in East London, my local pub (like, really local, as in I live next door to it) has become a place where I go to unwind, a place I know I’m bound to make friends and experience some of the colour and character of this crazy city. It’s not just this pub that has defined my time in London, though; I’ve shared pints with many people around the world, with both other travellers and with locals. While I understand drinking isn’t for everyone, I’ve made some of the best friends (and heard some of the best stories) of my life over a drink. So, if you’re a beer-lover like me, this one’s for you. Cheers!


Paraty, Brazil


Innsbruck, Austria


Ambergris Caye, Belize


Lovina, Indonesia


Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia


Chitwan National Park, Nepal


Utila, Honduras


Yangon, Myanmar


Munich, Germany


Kampot, Cambodia


Havana, Cuba


Mancora, Peru


Athens, Greece


Santiago, Chile


Bocas del Toro, Panama


Bangkok, Thailand


Bratislava, Slovakia


Cahuita, Costa Rica


Colonia, Uruguay


Accettura, Italy


Tayrona Park, Colombia


Okavango Delta, Botswana


Nicosia, Cyprus


Buenos Aires, Argentina


Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Flores, Guatemala

Do you like beer? Do you try the local brews when you’re abroad?

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Megan March 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm

when i scroll through my photos from a trip i discover about 50% of them are the different beers i drank. this post spoke to me 😉 happy st. paddy’s day!

Brenna Holeman March 17, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Ha ha! Cheers to you, Megan!

Ashley March 17, 2015 - 6:05 pm

I also love to try local beer while travelling, and that first photo has me seriously craving a pint of Guinness now!

Brenna Holeman March 17, 2015 - 7:06 pm

That’s awesome – glad to know I’m not the only one! I’m going to my local tonight… guess what I’ll be ordering…

Nikita March 17, 2015 - 6:31 pm

This post literally made me go buy beer.

Brenna Holeman March 17, 2015 - 7:05 pm

Ha ha YES!

Magne March 18, 2015 - 1:03 pm

I always take photos of the beers I drink when I’m travelling, and it turns out to be quite many…

I remember the first taste of a local beer in Yerevan after walking the streets all day, after a night flight and had not slept in 36 hours or so. It was super hot, but the taste of that ice cold beer was pure heaven. Maybe my best memory from that trip!

Brenna Holeman March 18, 2015 - 1:55 pm

It’s amazing what a cold beer can do! I have the same memory after a particularly hot day in Colombia. Thanks for your comment, Magne!

Marta March 18, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Hi Brenna! Greetings from Spain 😀 My name is Marta and I’ve been reading your blog now for a long time but you touched my heart with this beer post haha I also like trying local beers when I travel, or when I am at home and go to a restaurant from some other country I order beer from there. What about Spain, have you tried any Spanish beer?
Keep on writing, I love your posts. Best wishes from Marbella,

Brenna Holeman March 20, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Thanks for your message Marta, and for all of your support for my blog! That’s awesome that you also try the local beers… and yes I’ve definitely tried some Spanish beer in the past! I’ll be back in Spain in April so I’m sure I’ll try some more…

Thanks again!

Zalie March 18, 2015 - 11:46 pm

I always wished I liked drinking beer more and now your pictures have done the trick 😉 I love when you post these around the world series, they are some of my favourites!

Brenna Holeman March 19, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Thanks Zalie! Don’t worry, I also have photos of wine and spirits from around the world… 😉 xoxo

Scarlett March 20, 2015 - 1:06 pm

I’m not a fan of beer but I always make sure I try a different one in every country and this makes me want to keep trying more! I always try local spirits when I travel – sometimes they can be nice but sometimes absolutely dire, haha…

Brenna Holeman March 20, 2015 - 4:08 pm

I agree – some spirits are just awful! I always try a little sip but there have been some that I just couldn’t stomach. Thanks for your comment, Scarlett!

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Fabiana April 14, 2015 - 1:17 am

You have photos of so many of them! Out of this list I have tries Brahma, Gallo and Imperial from Costa Rica.


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