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The 12 Best Cities For Beer Lovers To Visit (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 08/31/10 09:10 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

Munich's famed frothy festival, Oktoberfest, may get all of the glory, but the destinations listed in's roundup of cities for beer lovers proves that the world is full of destinations where the natives know - and love - their beer, and that are primed for sampling local brews all year long. So no matter how you say "cheers" - whether prost, na zdraví, kampai, or salúd - their list of the top cities for beer lovers will help you raise a glass around the globe. Text courtesy of, adapted from "Top Cities for Beer Lovers."

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Cozy, neighborhood watering holes serving beer (or pils as the locals call it), the Dutch way – with exactly two fingers' worth of foam on top – aren’t hard to find in this beer lovers' city. Heineken, Grolsch, and Amstel are three of the best-known native brews, but a sampling of artisanal blends and witte (wheat) beers from neighboring Belgium are also on the menu at Amsterdam’s cozy “brown” bars, so called for their antiquated, nicotine-stained walls. If your interest in hops goes beyond consumption, take a tour of the Heineken Experience, where tastings are encouraged.
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