02 June 2014

"Ladies who Lager" German Beer Tour

I received the following press release last week, and thought How cool would it be to go on this tour? Sadly, I will be unable to go, but maybe some of you would be interested.

Part beer tour, part culinary vacation this Bavarian beer tour spotlights women brewers, hidden craft beers, abbey beers and slow food.

Under-the-radar craft beer, pioneering "Ladies who Lager," independent breweries and artisanal eats are on tap for a Beer and Brewery Tour to Germany, rolled out for the fall by Philadelphia-based Treasures of Europe Tours. The trip is a beer vacation, study tour and Slow Food tour rolled into one.

Bavaria's best craft brewers and most inspiring women brewers will be featured on the beer and brewery tour along the beer trail this October.

“Our culinary and beer vacation spotlights hidden beer and food venues that are worth traveling for,” says Tom Conrad, who will guide the tour.

“We’re proud that Treasures of Europe is the only travel company with a tour focusing on craft beer, women brewers, small regional breweries and Slow Food,” he added.

The line-up includes the Meinel sisters, 11th-generation brewers who are rocking the Bavarian beer scene with a new line of un-girly beers for women; Sigi and Barbara Friedmann, who recently landed a European Beer Star prize; and Germany’s iconic brewmaster-nun, Sister Doris, who has been stiirring the brew kettle for over 40 years.

The trip is designed for beer fans, brewers, somms and people in the trade. It’s also for gourmet travelers, www.treasuresofeuropetours.com.
food activists, and Slow Food enthusiasts as well as culinary adventurers and people who are newer to the world of beer and food. The dates are October 3-13, 2014. Space is limited and the group will be small. Info at

The Alpine village Mayrhofen, Bavaria's cosmopolitan capitol Munich, the “Harvard of Beer” Freising, and the artists’ colony Murnau, plus the UNESCO world heritage city Bamberg are on the itinerary.

Beer and breweries in the nooks and crannies of Franconia will be the centerpiece of the trip. This region in northern Bavaria has the highest concentration of breweries in the world – one for every 5,511 citizens.

A fall Alpine cow homecoming festival, private sausage making workshop with a master butcher, an artisanal dairy and cheese-making farm, Zoigl brew house visit and a private farm-to-table meal cooked by a local chapter of the ladies’ auxiliary of the Bavarian Farmers’ Association are also on tap for the group.

"Beer, food and travel are an unbeatable combination," says Conrad. "We're looking forward to celebrating the best craft beer, women-brewed beer and artisanal food Germany has to offer," he added.

Reservations and information for the Beer and Slow Food tour at Treasures of Europe Tours - Beer Tour http://treasuresofeuropetours.com/beer-tour-2/.

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