The Quest for the Holy Grain
If you're going out of town take advantage of the opportunity to score local beers. Find out where the prewbubs are and hit them first. Leave room in your luggage to bring home some cans of beer. Take a small suitcase inside a large suitcase on the way out in order to bring beers home.
To plan your trip you must start with Beer Advocate...it has a great list of pubs and beer bars. Be careful, however, some of the smaller places do not last long and if you do not see a recent entry the pub or bar may be closed.
Other sites that may help you make good out-of-town beer choices include:
Lew Bryson - Lew is a journalist and author...and he likes beer; he'll tell you where to go in which area
BeerFly - Guides to good beer by city and country
Beer in Airports - Have time to kill? Kill it with a pint or two.
Pubnetwork - The Network to the best Bars & Pubs in Pittsburgh and A Few Other Small Towns
Brewhopping - A guide to breweries and brew pubs in the United States
Brew your own beer
If you've just been drinking "beer" all your life, or if you categorize beers by their colors or price you might want a spend a little time on one of these web sites.
Be a Beer Snob - Good basic guide...and I like "geek" better than "snob!"
The Ale Street News - "The Most Widely Circulated Beer Newspaper in America"
BeerHunter - Beer hunting, travel, culture, tastings, and more
Brewing News - Regional newspaper available a brew pubs and beer bars.
A Questor takes pride in his Quest and his craft, beer drinking. The Questor's motto is, "The right glass for the right beer." If you do not yet know about beers and their glasses, start here.
Straubs' Inc. - Learn about beer glasses and buy them too!
Shotgunator - It's All About the Buzz - A New Product!
Pour A Good Beer - You don't want to make a faux pas.
Beer Glassware - See the glass with the right beer in it.
Beer Mapping - "We find the beer - you drink the beer."
Breweries of the World- An alphabetical listing of breweries.
Beer Info - The Beer Info Source
The Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood - A great way to learn and enjoy
Brewers Association of Maryland - "to foster and to protect the world-renowned brewing industry of Maryland within the state."
Send a Friend A Beer - And lots more fun and info
The Beer History Library - Articles, essays, and anecdotes.
Beer Institute History - Scholarly
History of Beer Cans - "Anybody can brew beer, but only God can make rust."
Who Invented Beer? - Ask History...
Pilsner Urquell Game - Back by Popular Demand!
German Commercial - Did you see it coming?
Hilarious - Top 5 Funny Beer Commercials
Great Brewers - Beer and food pairings and lots more
America the Brewtiful - Who drinks the most beer?
I suspected this - Good news for drinkers of beer!
Beer Can World - Learn about this stimulating hobby
Beer of the Month Club - Join up and get twelve 12-oz. microbrews shipped each month
More Beer News - "What part of beer don't you understand?"
Alcohol Information - "The Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels" and other facts
Beer Mats and Labels - Someone really scanned all these?
Brewers Association - To promote and protect the craft brewing industry
All About Beer - A magazine for beer lovers
Beer Humor - Jokes and other info
Norm Quotes - "What's shakin', Norm?" "All four cheeks and a coupla chins." And many others
Beer 100 - Jokes, quotes, and wisdom
We ain't serious about a lotta things, but beer ain't one of 'em!
...Fat Cat Beer Company