(Last Updated On: 29/10/2019)

Whether you are a beer lover looking to take your passion on the road or you already have a trip to Europe on the books, take a look at the Beer Route by Train – Best Beers in Europe By Train. You won’t be disappointed! Even better, every one of our suggestions is easily reached by train. No driving necessary, which means no worries. Just fun! 

 

Beer Route By Train – Best Beers In Europe: At The Train Station!

One thing you might not realize, is that a good beer Route by Train can be found in many train stations. The Sheffield Tap is one of the best, featuring about 30 casks and drafts – some of which highlight selections from local and relatively obscure breweries. You could get on the train and go visit some of them … or just stay put and spend more time sampling them. How cool?!

 

The Sheffield beer Tap

Beer Route By Train – Best Beers In Europe: Delirium Village in Brussels, Belgium

Pink Elephant Best Beers in Europe

Now, this is one that I have personally been too when I visited Brussels and my husband was on a mission to find the Best Beers in Europe. Tip: Follow the pink elephant!

I am originally from South Africa and was feeling a little homesick when visiting Brussels. So, I ordered myself a Castle Lite from home. Of course, they had it in stock! This is no surprise as Delirium Cafe is known for its long beer list, standing at 2,004 different brands in January 2004 as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. On offer are beers from over 60 countries!

The bar is located in the small alley called Impasse de la Fidelite/Getrouwheidsgang, only a couple of hundred meters from the Grand Place. The Jeanneke Pis statue is across the street from the entrance.

The bar name comes from the beer Delirium Tremens, whose pink elephant symbol also decorates the cafe  entrance.

The train station is 10 minute walk from the cafe, so it is no wonder it is on the Beer Route by Train – Best Beers in Europe.

Luxembourg to Brussels Trains

Antwerp to Brussels Trains

Amsterdam to Brussels Trains

Paris to Brussels Trains

 

Beer Route By Train – Best Beers In Europe: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London, England

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese place sign

 

We love the history that comes with this drinking expedition. Honestly, this pub does not have the biggest selection compared to some of its neighbors. But what it lacks in quantity it makes up for with its quality history attached to it. Legend has it that monks brewed on the site before it became a pub. Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens drank here, so you will be sharing a brew with history at this stop.

The establishment is currently owned by Sam Smith Old Brewery. Their pubs are a go to for beautiful buildings, traditional ales and cozy interiors. There are no big brands, just brilliant offerings from their own brewery in Tadcaster, Yorkshire.

Amsterdam to London Trains

Rotterdam to London Trains

Paris to London Trains

Brussels to London Trains

 

Beer Route By Train – Best Beers In Europe: Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Drink the Best Beers in Europe with your friends

 

Though the brewery has modernized since 1993, the miles of aging cellars that remain underground are part of the tour. A subterranean ramble ends at an open wooden ferments and a couple of the huge wooden barrels of the type that were used to age all Pilsner Urquell.

The beer from the pitch lined super barrel is, quite simply, the best lager beer we have ever tasted. And you should test it out for yourself! The Pilsner Urquell Brewery invites you to take a unique tour. You will experience adventure and entertainment in the historic cellars, learn about the brewing process and taste the excellent lager, of course!

Nuremberg to Prague Trains

Munich to Prague Trains

Berlin to Prague Trains

Vienna to Prague Trains

 

Beer Route By Train – Best Beers In Europe: Germany (NOT Munich)

Can we let you in on a secret? The best beer in Germany is not in MunichGermany has an immense variety of exceptional beers. Even many of the country everyday brews are amazingly good. But not every beer can be excellent, even in the land where beer is legend. If you are looking for variety and you like your beer with character and sizzle, do yourself a favor and plan a tour to the Bavarian back country, where beer is part of the local culture and is brewed by real people with stories to tell.

Cologne to Frankfurt Trains

Munich to Frankfurt Trains

Hanover to Frankfurt Trains

Hamburg to Frankfurt Trains

 

Lower Bavaria – Niederbayern

Lower Bavaria - Niederbayern

 

This stretch of territory to the East of Munich extends through the Bavarian Forest to the Austrian and Czech borderlands and is one of the least traveled regions of Germany. That alone makes Lower Bavaria an attractive destination, but the history and culture of beer make it even more appealing.

Seventy one small- and mid size breweries operate in this part of Bavaria. Some of them date back to the 1400s. Eleven of them were either established by the church, run by monasteries or owned by nobility. Three are still operated by German barons and one is the oldest abbey brewery in the world. Lower Bavaria is a hidden treasure when it comes to beer.

 

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