For those unable to make it to Oktoberfest, currently in full swing in Munich, Germany, an online booking site has curated a list of bucket list breweries for beer lovers around the world. On their list of top boozy breweries, Cheapflights.com rounds up a collection of breweries that range from oldest to weirdest and highest -- in more ways than one.
Cannabia, for instance, is, just as its name suggests, about beer made with hemp. Since 1996, a town called Neunkirchen in Germany has been producing suds brewed with organic Pilsner and hemp to bring the term beer buzz to a whole new level.
The beer is also sold in England, France, Holland, Poland and Japan.
Cheapflights also managed to find what it calls the “weirdest brewery” in the world in Newport, Oregon, where bottles of brewsky are made from human hair -- more specifically, male facial hair.
What started out as a joke, a lark between brewery employees, eventually became Beard Beer, which harvests beard hair -- a viable source of yeast -- to produce suds.
“The ingredients are simple: water, barley, hops and beard yeast.”
Then there’s the coldest and northernmost brewery for intrepid beer lovers. Ice Cap Beer, for instance, is produced in Greenland and made with melted ice from a 2,000-year-old iceberg.
Other breweries on Cheapflights’ list include:
1The largest brewery: The Golden Brewery, Colorado
2The oldest brewery: Bavarian State Brewery, Weihenstephan, Germany
3The most remote brewery: Easter Island
4The holiest brewery: Guinness, Dublin, Ireland
5The smallest brewery: Bragdy Gwynant, Wales
6The southernmost brewery: Austral, Patagonia, Chile
7The westernmost brewery: Primo Brewing and Malting Company, Hawaii, USA
8The easternmost brewery: Paradise Beverages, Fiji
Meanwhile, at the halfway mark, about 3.3 million visitors have descended on Munich for the 181st Oktoberfest festival, with the biggest groups of visitors coming from the US, Italy and Australia.