It’s the time of year to raise a mug to the biggest 16 days in beer-drinking—Oktoberfest. The Bavarian-born celebration celebrates its 203rd year in 2013, from September 21 until October 6th. And while the Germans are master-brewers, it is possible to enjoy expertly-crafted beer all around the world. Whether you like lagers, prefer porters, or have an affection for ales, here are 15 great places to visit and learn a little bit about exactly what goes into a grog, while sampling a few, too.
By Kathleen Squires