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Tom Conrad scouts out under-the-radar breweries, hidden Slow Food destinations and little-known antiquing venues in Europe. He is leading a small-group Antiques and Design Expedition to Germany and Belgium in September and Beer, Bratwurst and Beyond, a Beer and Slow Food tour to Germany in October.

Tom's small-group tours to Europe attract connoisseurs, gourmets and foodies, brewers and beer geeks, vintage and antique buffs, designers and cultural travelers from around the world. His expeditions are powered by a full-service roladex and a network of specialists and insiders on the ground.
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Tom blogs about taste, beer, travel, food, design and Europe. You can find him on HuffPo and at TreasuresOfEuropeTours.com.

Entries by Tom Conrad

Michael Moore's New Movie Nails School Lunch in France -- On The Menu: Lamb, Endive, Lentils and Leeks

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 1:02 PM

Fine cuisine is alive and well in the school lunchrooms of France. The menu...

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Beer Tour Alert: 5 Tips For The Best Craft Beer And Brewery Tour To Germany [Photos ]

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 4:09 PM

Beer Hunting in Bavaria? Skip the Oktoberfest and Munich's "Big Beer" Venues and Follow These Best Practices for an Unforgettable Craft Beer Tour.

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Back in the day when American beer lovers' palates skewed exclusively to "light, blond and fizzy," a beer tour...

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Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 2:08 PM

A New Record Debuts as a Bottle of Beer

2014-07-01-HuffPoTrevorBottleHPsm.jpgIt's an alt-beer. It's an indie rock album. It's a daring pairing.

When they decided to deliver a new album on a bottle of beer, Telegraph Brewing Company and the indie...

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Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 1:58 PM

A New Record Debuts as a Bottle of Beer

2014-07-01-HuffPoTrevorBottleHPsm.jpgIt's an alt-beer. It's an indie rock album. It's a daring pairing.

When they decided to deliver a new album on a bottle of beer, Telegraph Brewing Company and the indie...

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Beer Tour Alert: 9 Craft Beer Hotspots in Munich to Visit on Your Beer Trip to Germany

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 5:54 PM

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The best beer in Munich is not at the Hofbräuhaus. Beer awesomeness awaits you, but not necessarily at the places you've heard about.

Mormons gravitate to Salt Lake City, Muslims to Mecca and Catholics to the Vatican. For beer-lovers across the world, true...

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Beer Tour Alert: The 5 Best Brewing Hotspots in Bavaria for Your Craft Beer Trip (No, They're Not in Munich)

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 12:11 PM

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Photo credits: Rainer Kastl/bierwandern.de; Peter von Felbert; Bierland Oberfranken e.V.; Luber Family

Can we let you in on a secret? The best beer in Germany is not in Munich.

Germany has an immense variety of exceptional beers. Even many of...

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Beer Tour Alert: 12 Joyous Photos Showing Random Acts Of Brewing Awesomeness From Germany's Craft Beer Scene

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:47 PM

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Let's say you're on a craft beer trip to Germany. It's a beer tour to the nooks and crannies of Bavaria. Along the way, you get to hang with Gisela and Monika Meinel and taste the new beers they're crafting in the family...

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Beer Touring in Germany: Who Are These Ladies and How Are They Rocking the World of German Craft Beer?

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Imagine that your ancestors have been making beer since 1731. You're going to be hard-coded to be a brewer too. Right?

That pretty much describes the Meinel sisters. But what happened when they took over the family business? Not what you'd expect.

The Meinel family has the kind of serious...

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Craft Beer Chronicles: Germany's Beer-Brewing Nun, Sister Doris

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 11:55 AM

She was called to the mash tun nearly 45 years ago. She's in love with brewing and is passionate about beer. It's hard not to be smitten with Sister Doris.

But, hey, she's a nun, so don't fall too hard. Lavish your affection on her beer instead. It may...

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Can German Beer Get Any Better? Craft Brewing Spreads to the World's Mecca of Beer

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Absolvinator... Weiherer Weizenbock... Weissenohe Green Monkey... Franconian Whisky Bock...

It was only a matter of time. The viral spread of craft beer has made it to Germany, the country whose beer is so good nobody thought it could get any better.

It's a development that would have been unthinkable...

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Christmas Off the Grid: Your Grandparents Were Right -- Candles on Your Christmas Tree Really ARE Awesome

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 8:18 AM

2013-12-10-ChristmasTreewithCandlesmedwww.christmasgiftsfromgermany.comCreditMaleneThyssen.jpgWe are becoming a nation of Clark Griswolds.

You wouldn't serve airline food and box wine for Christmas dinner if you could offer your guests free-range turkey and Château Lafitte, right?

So why put LED lights on your Christmas tree when you...

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