Your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your partner and de-stress from all the planning and excitement surrounding your wedding day. It’s also an opportunity to indulge in shared interests and deepen your connection through some fun, intimate activities! If one of those common interests is a love of beer, there are tons of beer-centric cities that can make your honeymoon one to remember.
Check out this list of top five honeymoon destinations for beer couples.
1. Portland, Oregon
Portland is primarily known for two things: it’s quirky, “weird” charm, and lots of beer. Portland, Oregon is actually known as the beer capital of the world, with a whopping 84 different breweries in its extended metro area. That offers quite a bit of variety in terms of different brews to try! And if you and your partner specifically love craft beer, this is definitely the honeymoon spot for you. Portland locals pride themselves on offering specialty beers that are completely unique to the area. Enjoy the Imperial IPA’s at Stormbreaker Brewing, have a pint at local legend Deschutes Brewery, and then sample a beer flight at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. The most exciting part is when in Portland, that’s only the beginning of your craft beer adventure!
2. Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado is another great destination in the United States for honeymooners who are crazy about beer. It has over 70 unique breweries, four of which rank in the top 50 in the nation! Beer is as a much a part of Denver’s culture as nature and the outdoors, making it easy to enjoy the lovely scenery with a pint of cold beer in your hand. Chill out with your partner on the patio of RiNo Beer Garden, situated in the hip River North Arts District with over 60 taps to choose from. Then head to Denver Beer Co. in Highland to drink with the locals. After that, you have 68 more spots to explore! Hop on a bike so you can hit as many breweries as possible while enjoying the city with your other half.
3. Dublin, Ireland
Beer and Ireland go hand-in-hand, and this is especially true in Dublin. It’s such an integral part of the city’s history and culture. The main draw for beer lovers is obviously The Guinness Storehouse, which has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759 and teaches visitors about the iconic beer’s rich history and production. Learn how to pour the perfect glass of Guinness, discover how It achieves its distinctive flavor, grab lunch at one of the many delicious restaurants, and finish off your day with a final glass of Guinness high above the Dublin skyline at the Gravity Bar. It’s truly the experience of a lifetime, especially if you and your partner love beer.
Aside from that, there’s practically a local pub on every corner to try and explore in Dublin! Make sure to check out the Temple Bar neighborhood, also known as Dublin’s cultural capital. This lively district features the highest density of pubs in all of Dublin along with galleries, local restaurants, and lots of live music.
4. Munich, Germany
Munich is an obvious choice for beer fanatics because it hosts the largest and most iconic beer festival in the entire world: Oktoberfest! Each year, over six million people flock to the city to enjoy traditions that have been upheld for over 200 years. Oktoberfest features around 30 different beer tents, each decorated with its own flare and long benches and tables to accommodate the many, many beer lovers eager to have a pint. There’s also rides, games, and plenty of live music. The energy is electric. Attendees sing traditional German songs, dance, and even wear traditional lederhosen! It’s truly a sight to behold, especially if you have an appreciation for beer and the culture surrounding it.
With that said, you and your partner do not need to attend Oktoberfest to enjoy a beer-filled honeymoon in Munich. Other great beer spots include Paulaner Brewery, Augustiner Brauerei, Haderner Brau, and more.
5. Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is a quaint little town in Belgium with an adorable town square, delicious waffles, rich chocolate, and of course, plenty of beer! Aside from hosting a renowned beer festival every year, Bruges also has a number of quaint, charming breweries to enjoy. In fact, the city loves beer so much it recently constructed an underground pipeline that actually flows beer beneath the streets! This means that nearly everywhere you walk in Bruges with your new partner-in-crime, beer is with always you. What’s more romantic than that?! The beer flows straight from the De Halve Maan bottling plant to its brewery in the heart of town, which makes De Halve Maan a must-visit if you plan on honeymooning in Bruge.