It’s International Beer Day on August 6 and new research from Money has revealed the best cities to visit around the world for beer lovers.
The Top 40 factored in metrics such as breweries per 10,000 people, bars, pubs and clubs per 10,000 people, and the average price of a schooner. And Melbourne has made the list.
It was the only Aussie city to make the list, with 48 breweries (0.09 per 10,000 people), 186 bars, pubs and clubs (0.36 per 10,000 people) and an average price per pint of around AU$9.80.
The 2021 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), revealed in May that the Champion Victorian Brewery was Footscray’s Hop Nation Brewing Co.
Victorian breweries snapped up 12 of the trophies in this year’s AIBAs, including three addition trophies for Hop Nation and one to Two Birds Brewing in Spotswood for Best Australian-Style Lager.
The world’s top beer city
Coming in at No.1 on the list was the hipster town of Asheville in the United States, which beat out hot spots around the world, including Dublin and Berlin. It has 2.8 breweries per 10,000 people (the highest in the US), 7.86 bars, pubs and clubs per 10,000 people and an average price per pint of around AU$6.75.
Around 100 brews are made by the 26 breweries in this city of just under 100,000 people, and you can enjoy everything from beer bus and cycle tours to beer-glazed donuts and even beer ice cream for dessert.