The breweries – the Franciscan Well in Cork, the Burren Brewery in Co Clare and the Galway Bay Brewery – are ranked alongside taprooms and breweries from 30 countries across five continents.
Researched and compiled by Lonely Planet’s network of beer-loving travel writers and journalists, Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour ranges through classics that have been brewed for centuries to new concoctions and long-forgotten regional specialities that have been recently rediscovered.
Organised by city, Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour explains how to find each brewery and offers guidance on which beers to sample as well as suggesting other local highlights – from museums and galleries, to hikes and bike rides – so visitors can make a day or weekend of their visit.
The guide also explains:
- how to ask for a beer in the local language
- how to say cheers
- each beer’s signature style
- the best local bar snack.
“Beer often tastes better the closer it is to home, especially if that’s straight from a tap in a tank in the actual brewery,” explains the book’s introduction.