Do you love beer? If so, then you’ll be pleased to know there are so many fantastic experiences for you to enjoy up and down the country. These fantastic experiences for beer enthusiasts range from things to do with a group of mates to wonderful drinking experiences that can’t be matched. So, if you’re planning an upcoming weekend with your partner or friends, then here are a few beer-related ideas that will whet your appetite:
The first item on the agenda is a beer tasting trip. That’s right, you can round up some friends and go out with the sole purpose of tasting as many beers as possible. Some bars hold tasting events or provide platters of beers for you to order, while many of these beer tasting shenanigans happen in breweries. Either way, it’s a fantastic way to have some fun and try loads of new beers. The best thing is that you tend to sample loads of independent craft beers that you’d otherwise never taste in your life. Who knows, you may find your new Friday night favourite!
Alongside a beer tasting, you could also organise a lengthy tour to see how beer is made. You’ll find tonnes of breweries that let you book tours on weekends in pretty large groups. Here, you and your friends will be taken around the inner workings of the brewery. You’ll see the entire brewing process, which can be quite eye-opening. As a beer enthusiast, this is almost similar to watching your wife give birth to your child. It’s a mesmerising experience that culminates with the birth of one of the greatest things in your life. Tours can usually be arranged on their own, but you can book one before a beer tasting session to combine the two.
A Burger & A Beer
On its own, a pint of beer is quite hard to beat. However, what if you introduced a delicious burger into the mix? There are loads of restaurant experiences out there that will provide you with a burger and a beer. It’s one of the simplest things in life, yet something you have to do quite regularly if you want to enjoy beer to its full potential. There’s something about the flavours in a burger that bring out the flavours in a beer. Surely some scientists have figured out what the connection between the two is, but it’s mesmeric. While you could go to any restaurant and order the two together, it’s best to go somewhere that specialises in both. Lots of these restaurants are popping up nowadays, such as Beer + Burger. They have an ever-changing beer list and will always recommend the best beers for the best burgers. Going somewhere like this on a Saturday afternoon can be quite the experience.
So, if you’re a beer enthusiast that wants to do more beer-friendly things, then start with the ideas on this list. You’re more than welcome to try them on your own, but everything is better with friends. If you’re bored this weekend, then head on out and give them a go.
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