Food Pairing

You will be astonished at how much better your meal tastes when you pair it with the right beverage. The effect is a symbiotic one, as the flavors of a delicious wine or beer will really be brought out to the max by the right food.

$
41
40
/ Person
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Duration:
1 H
Go on an adventure wine tasting in Rome with family and/or friends and learn how to drink, taste Italian food and wine like an international gourmet connoisseur!... more

This Rome Wine Tasting tour will take you through the history of the Roman Countryside. You will learn that during the 70’s in the Lazio region, there were 75.000 hectares of vineyards, much more than what is grown today in Tuscany and Piedmont.

Today the Lazio wine region has extended just by 26.000 hectares. Did you know that once the vineyards were in the city centre of Rome, today there are vineyards that still grow in the historical part of Castelli Romani.

Our Italian Food and Wine Tasting takes you to an historical Enoteca where you are served three wines that tell the story of the viticulture of the Roman countryside. Two whites and one red will be served with cheese and cold cuts in order to give you some basics for wine and food matching. After completing a Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome with us, you will be able to recognize the differences between colors and flavors as well as be able to recognize the areas where these Italian wines are produced.
$
153
78
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
5 H
The Foodie Tour is an entertaining, delicious experience that has been carefully crafted to exceed the expectations of the 'foodiest' of the foodies and to tastefully, yet unpretentiously, ... moremaximize what an evening of eating and tasting in Barcelona should be for all food and wine enthusiasts. On this 5-hour gourmet, culinary adventure you will enjoy some of the best gastronomic delights Barcelona has to offer. These are easy-paced, walking itineraries that stop in 5-6 different venues, infusing you with a brilliant snapshot of the local foodie scene. Whatever the day’s itinerary, each venue and dish is a welcomed surprise and served with a carefully paired Catalan wine as per the chefs’ recommendations.

Your Foodie Barcelona guide will lead you through this culinary adventure discussing all things concerning Spanish and Catalan gastronomy, all the while entertaining you with accounts of the rich history of Catalonia and some of the interesting and somewhat quirky aspects of Catalan culture. This Food Tour is a cut above other food and wine tours in that Spanish Trails collaborates with some of the best gourmet eateries in the city, including hidden gems off the beaten path to true luxurious temples of food and wine where we sample the best. The evening is designed as a gourmet tasting menu, on the go. All Spanish Trails tours and experiences are designed to entertain, share and educate and to keep you smiling at every moment. Our aim with the Barcelona Foodie Tour is to provide you with a great taste of the wonderful gourmet world in Barcelona and a simply terrific, indulgent night out on the town. The price of this all-inclusive walking tour is 130 EUR / person for a small group tour where there could be up to eight clients in total along for the tour.
$
94
63
/ Person
Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
3,5 H
Enjoy a private guided tour combined with authentic local food tastings through one of Florence's most enchanting areas. The private afternoon food tour is the perfect option for families, ... morecouples and corporate teams that are looking for a unique food experience. Our Private Tour really fill you up with freshly made, delicious food and drink, in abundance!

Meet up with your personal guide and start visiting the elegant fashion district of Florence, where you will experience a heavenly mouthwatering truffle sandwich: you won’t find anything like that in the world!

Your Private Food Tour continues with a visit to a local wine shop where you will taste olive oils and two different wines, where the on-site Sommelier will explain the differences between colors, perfumes and areas where wines are produced.

No food visit to Florence would be complete without an authentic “piatto di pasta”, local “crostini” accompanied by a glass of wine, an Italian pastry and coffee, which is made with a blend of carefully selected coffee beans, roasted in the Italian old-style. 

Your Food experience will end while tasting a yummy gelato in one of the best “homemade” ice cream shops in the city. 

Despite Florence is quite flat, we suggest you wearing comfortable walking shoes and in case of rain we suggest you bringing an umbrella, since we will be outside for most of the tour.

If you have special requests we will do all the necesary to accommodate your group to the best of our ability.

Our Private Food Tour lets you unwind while discovering the wonderful flavors of Florence, and you won`t eat anymore for the whole day!
$
76
89
/ Person
Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
3,5 H
The capital city of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a terracotta tiled architectural marvel of a city. However, with the city also being something of a gastronomic ... moreand delicatessen sensation, Florence food tours are a must for any serious food lover.

Join us as we take in the inspiring sights of Florence as part of our guided sightseeing and authentic local food tasting tour. Our Florence food walking tour always starts in one of Florence’s charming local bars where we kick start the day with an authentic Italian Coffee tasting experience.

Committed to small group sizes, we then adventure out into Florence’s main fashion district and start sampling the city morsel by morsel. From mouthwatering truffle sandwiches to artisan breads, cheeses, salami, wine, and a variety of seasonal specialties, our Florence food tours are designed to dazzle the senses and introduce non-residents to the cities unique flavors and aromas.

Stopping to sample the San Lorenzo Market, Florence’s oldest, our guides help you select and taste as wide as possible a variety of local dishes including local Tuscan savory masterpieces.

Visiting authentic wine shops, local sommeliers will explain the secret behind local wine colors, perfumes and the local art of basic viticulture and wine making itself.

As part of our Florence food walking tour grand finale, we will later finish with a desert of authentic Florentine gelato. A sweet sensation dating back to Roman times when snow would be brought down from local mountains, local legend has it that Florence itself first gave rise to modern ice cream.

If you are visiting Florence, our local food tours are the perfect way to absorb yourself in the history and culture of this spectacular city. In this case, make sure not to miss out and book today! 

Our Food Tour is enjoined by vegetarians and children too. Children 4-10 years old can receive 50% off.
$
29
57
/ Person
Brussels, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
 (1)
Beer and Chocolate: A match made in Belgium! It’s hard to meet a more authentic Belgian than Werner. His two biggest passions are chocolate and beer. He has found a way to fuse Belgium’s ... moremost famous products into interesting chocolate and beer pairing tastings. Werner has truly found a hole in the market. His years of experience as a as a chocolatier for the world famous Callebaut Belgian Fine Chocolate and his knowledge of beer as a beer sommelier make him an expert in both fields.

Werner's philosophies: Craftmanship is an art. Passion is everything.

Beer and chocolate have a lot more in common than you would think! If you think of beers like porter and stout, they both have that chocolate aroma, just from the combination of malt, yeast and hops. The similarity of beer and chocolate lies within their complexity, in their flavours but also in production and the ingredients.

Werner has found out that you can perfectly pair artisan beers and fine chocolate pralines, providing a delicate flavour harmony. Or even more interesting: find contrasting flavours in beer and chocolate to strengthen both their subtleties. 

After a lot of research, Werner now organises interesting beer and chocolate tastings all over Belgium. His knowledge and expertise in beer and chocolate is impressive!
$
76
89
/ Person
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Duration:
3 H
A holiday in Milan is incomplete without sampling the mouth-watering cuisine it has to offer. The ideal way to accomplish this is the expansive, 3-hour Food Tour of Brera, which is ... morethe oldest neighborhood in Milan, steeped in history and quaint old world charm!

A guide will take you to six different places so you can taste the most delicious and scrumptious food as you learn fascinating trivia and historical facts about food and dining in Milan, including that of the Brera area and how it has evolved. The tour begins with a visit to a locally run pastry shop for some yummy Italian cream rolls, which is considered to be the best in town. Once you fall in love with the recipe (you will!), you can ask the guide about how to bake it at home.

After the pastry shop, we will begin our stroll in the fascinating Brera district and jump into a real temple for food lovers; there, surrounded by hung hams, you'll taste two different Italian cold cuts and learn how are they made. You will also have the opportunity to taste a new version of the famous Risotto alla Milanese prepared by one of the most historical gastronomic shop in Milan.

During the next part of the tour you will visit the Pastificio Moscova, where you will taste two kinds of special meatballs – once a poor recipe, now a treat - and a traditional Italian dish: Melanzane alla Parmigiana. Our recommendation is not to miss out on any of those delectable preparations!

You will also experience Aperitivo, a genuine Northern Italian tradition. Leave room for yet another refreshing Italian concoction called Grappa – it is literally poured onto the palate so you can perfectly taste the fruity flavor, while learning about its distillation and aging process. 

The tour concludes with the captivating history of the Italian Gelato that you get to eat while walking around at leisure. Rest assured this is one Food Tour you will hold memorable for the rest of your life!
$
224
76
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
11 H
 (2)
After picking you up from our central meeting point at 8:30am, we'll drive 1h 45m to the incredibly beautiful and rugged Priorat wine region, with it's steep hills covered from top ... moreto bottom in craggy vines. First on the agenda is a visit the tiny village of Morera de Montsant to take in the stunning views at the foothills of Montsant. From here you will be able to get an overview of the entire region and your guide will give you a bit of an orientation. Afterwards, we'll duck into a small winery for a three-product tasting of terrific Priorat wines.

The next stop is the village of Gratallops, where we will head for a private tour and tasting at the renowned Clos Figueres winery and estate. This winery is run by Christopher Cannan, who is known for being one of the first in the region (along with Alvaro Palacios, Rene Barbier and Josep Lluis Perez) and is quite a charming character. Their wines are produced with their own grapes from old vines, without watering the vines and without using insecticides or any other synthetic products. While there, you'll enjoy a fantastic, traditional lunch in the winery.

After lunch, we'll drive to the tiny village of Porrera to meet with Paco Castillo-Serrano of the family-run Clos Dominic winery to tour their beautiful vineyards and taste their fabulous vintages. This old-vine vineyard (with many vines over 100 years old) was purchased by Paco and his wife, Dominic, in 1998 when they began to fulfill their dream of creating their own wines. To this day, they manage and harvest their vineyards with help only from family and friends. Once we finish our visit and tasting with Paco, we'll begin the drive back to Barcelona, arriving to the city around 7-8pm.

This price of this all-inclusive small group day trip is 190 EUR / person. Included in the price are transport in one of our modern touring vans, a very knowledgeable and personable, English-speaking guide, a great traditional lunch, and generous wine tastings at three fantastic wineries. This day trip is more expensive than our D.O. Penedes tour because the Priorat region is much more exclusive than other Catalan wine regions and as a result, the winery visits and meals are more expensive, as well. Winery visits and tours are always private and are nearly always attended and/or led by the wine maker. Additionally, as you may already know, the wines in this region are more expensive due to the extremely harsh growing conditions, low-yielding vines, and harvesting carried out by hand, which is very labor-intensive, but the wines...and the day...are well worth it!

Important
There will be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you end up being the only two clients on any non-private tour. Although this is not likely (especially between April and October), it would be necessary in order to cover guide fees and other costs that would normally be covered by having more than two clients on the tour. The positive side of the supplement is that you would end up getting a private tour at a fraction of the normal private touring price!
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112
38
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
5 H
 (2)
Perfect for those that want wine tasting within Barcelona, creatively coupled with sampling the varied, wonderful cuisine of Spain, this all-inclusive, 4-5 hour wine and food tour ... moreis the answer. One of our guides leads you through the four main districts of l'Eixample, El Raval, Gothic and Born to local hot spots for great gourmet tapas and a wide variety of wines from around Spain and Catalunya. Wine and food connoisseurs, as well as those who simply enjoy wine, are assured a fun, informative gastronomic experience with plenty of great wine and food, as well as plenty of information from an English-speaking, personable guide about wine, food, culture and the history of the city and region. This is a walking affair with about 15 minutes between each of the four destination restaurants. The tour is about good food, good drink and good laughs for all. Spanish Trails collaborates with only fun, non-touristy establishments which are genuinely interested in keeping the experience unique, fun and memorable.

The price of this all-inclusive walking tour is 95 EUR / person for a small group tour where there could be up to eight clients in total along for the tour.

Important
There will be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you end up being the only two clients on any non-private tour. Although this is not likely, it is necessary in order to cover costs that would normally be covered by having more than two confirmed clients. We do not cancel our tours if we don't reach a certain minimum, but we do charge this minor surcharge if we end up with just two people.
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124
21
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
10 H
 (2)
Looking for a day filled with Gothic and Modernist art, architecture, astounding rock formations, unbeatable views and exceptional food and wine tasting - look no further! ... more

Our Montserrat and Wine Country day tour is a well-rounded, all-inclusive, all-day experience for travelers of all ages and interest levels. The day begins with a guided visit at the impressive Monastery of Montserrat, located 50 minutes west of Barcelona and standing at an unexpected 725 mts. / 2378 ft. above sea level. 

This tour consists of a 1000 years of legend, history and culture. Legend has it that in the 9th century, shepherds claimed to have spotted the image of the black Madonna in a cave on Montserrat. The original carving was discovered and removed by local religious figures, and the first church, followed by the monastery, were established in the 11th century. By the 12th century, news spread far and wide of the miracles of Montserrat. The monastic community settled, which prompted pilgrims from around the world to flock to the sacred mountain, as they still do today. The Monastery of the Virgin was founded in 1025, reconstructed various times, destroyed by Napoleon in 1811 and rebuilt in the late 19th and early 20th century by the Catalan Modernist masters, including Gaudí, himself. It is, in fact, one of the key inspirations to Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. 

The day includes: hearing the famous Boys’ Choir perform (most days), visiting the “Moreneta de Montserrat” (one of the black Madonnas of Europe) and a light walk to Santa Cova, where the black Madonna is said to have originally been found and rescued. We leave Montserrat and head over to enjoy a fantastic lunch of local Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant at the base of Montserrat, followed by private field tour, guided exclusive visit and three-product wine and cava tasting at one of the premier, small, boutique vineyards in the Penedès wine region.

Montserrat and Wine Country Day Tour consist of only 2-8 guests and are guided by one of our fun, informative guides who give you a great, detailed explanation of the history of Montserrat, as well as the history of the region of Catalunya. The tour can easily be catered to both young and old, to those with or without specific religious interest, and to both wine connoisseurs and wine ‘enthusiasts’. A truly fantastic and authentic day trip outside of the city during your visit to Barcelona!

Important
There will be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you end up being the only two clients on any non-private tour. Although this is not likely (especially between April and October), it would be necessary in order to cover guide fees and other costs that would normally be covered by having more than two clients on the tour. The positive side of the supplement is that you would end up getting a private tour at a fraction of the normal private touring price!
$
153
78
/ Person
La Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration:
8 H
 (2)
Visit La Orotava Valley and Tacoronte, taste the famous red wines of the largest wine-growing area. Today the Canary Islands, and especially Tenerife, are producing excellent wines. ... moreThe non-grafted plants, volcanic soil and microclimates help to create these exclusive wines, from fresh fruity whites to full spicy reds. Hand laboured vineyards and artisan wineries are scattered all over the rugged geography of Tenerife, from the coast to the mountain slopes where the highest vineyards of Europe can be found.

Visit the Orotava Valley region to admire the unique “plaited” planting method and try their spectacular white wines. Then you will taste the red wines of the Tacoronte wine region, the largest wine-growing area with almost 2,500 hectares of vineyards, scattered with small artisan wineries and the famous “Guachinches” (the wine-makers’ patio or garage, where you can drink their wine accompanied by traditional homemade Canary dishes).
$
57
96
/ Person
Tías, Canarias, Spain
Duration:
3,5 H
 (2)
While in Lanzarote make sure you don't miss out on this Wine Tasting and Vineyard Walk tour. Our team will guide you through 3 beautiful local vineyards. You will sample 6 local wines ... moreand taste some authentic Lanzarote goats cheese along the way. During the tour, you will gain an insight into the unique and fascinating cultivation methods and the farmers’ constant fight against adversity, with the Timanfaya National Park as your stunning backdrop.

Your tour will include a visit a variety of vineyards, mixing one of the larger wine producers with a small family run winery showing you the other end of the spectrum. This gives you a real flavour for the culture and scale of wine making on Lanzarote.
$
76
89
/ Person
Tías, Canarias, Spain
Duration:
4,5 H
 (2)
This Wine, Walk & Tapas Tour in Lanzarote is a must while in Lanzarote!  Our team will guide you through 3 beautiful local vineyards. You will sample 6 local wines and taste some ... moreauthentic Lanzarote goats cheese along the way. During the tour, you will gain an insight into the unique and fascinating cultivation methods and the farmers’ constant fight against adversity, with the Timanfaya National Park as your stunning backdrop.

Your tour will include a visit a variety of vineyards, mixing one of the larger wine producers with a small family run winery showing you the other end of the spectrum. This gives you a real flavour for the culture and scale of wine making on Lanzarote.

On this tour you will also get to taste lovely traditional Canarian tapas!
$
89
90
/ Person
Faro, Faro District, Portugal
Duration:
4,5 H
 (2)
Mouth-watering delicacies! Petisco is a local word in the Algarve for 'tidbits', 'delicacies' or 'treats'. Thus, you know what to expect on our Petisco Food Tour: local delicacies ... moregalore! Dishes that you will be able to sample when you choose a Petisco Food Tour with us include scrumptious fried baby cuttlefish and melt in the mouth razorfish cakes (as you may already know, the Algarve is famous for its ancient seafood diet). Added to these will be some of the Algarve's finest wines. As if that was not enough, we throw in a craft beer tasting too, various cheeses, and traditional desserts. It is just impossible to resist so many different food delicacies!

To make your experience even more rich and memorable, we will show you several monuments as we stroll along the streets of Faro. Places that we visit on the tour include the Chapel of Bones (or Capela do Ossos in Portuguese) with more than 1,000 skeletons and the local cathedral Sé to enjoy the magnificent views of the city. You will also get to stroll around the Jardim Manuel Bívar, which is one of the most elegant and inspiring gardens in the Algarve.

Whether alone or with friends, this is a must-see and must-taste food tour!
$
55
/ Person
Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration:
4,5 H
 (1)
Explore around the biggest lake in Hanoi. It will be a lot of fun to travel around relaxingly and safely with our local drivers. We stop to take some fantastic, unique and colorful ... moresunset photos along the way. We go across the red river over the oldest bridge in Hanoi. We will bring you to some hidden spots and alleys of Hanoi, bringing you to where there is a piece of a downed B52 Bomber plane left over from the Vietnam war. Unforgettable tour with food & drinks at local spots, so make sure to come with an empty stomach and a hunger for adventure!
$
88
72
/ Person
Olhão, Faro District, Portugal
Duration:
4,5 H
 (1)
Authenticity from land & sea! Take part in a fabulous food and wine tour, and steep yourself in local culture at the same time. Our Ria Food Tour comprises a visit to the historic ... morefishing village of Olhão in Algarve, Portugal. Here, you can learn about the amazing history of Olhão, how its people fought to turn it from a village into a town, and how the seamen´s hard work transformed Olhão into a major economic, social and urban center.

We will stroll through authentic Portuguese fish and fruit markets, meet and talk with local charismatic vendors, and sample the seasonal products. Indulge in the delectable local cuisine and wine along with authentic and innovative products from our Mediterranean diet in typical "tascas" and restaurants. As you might expect, there is so much delicious seafood awaiting you when you opt for this food tour, and it is also impossible not to be swept away by the sheer romance of the quaint winding streets and the pretty white buildings.

If you like, you can also take to the water for a boat tour. A boat tour option can be included in the Ria Food Tour in Olhão. Here, you will be able to experience some beautiful channel scenery and also make your way to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Culatra as well as exploring the lovely Formosa natural park. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other local wildlife in this wonderfully picturesque spot.
$
81
62
/ Person
Silves, Faro District, Portugal
Duration:
4,5 H
 (1)
The Orange Kingdom! According to an ancient legend, the Algarve, once known the almond kingdom, became the orange kingdom, after a Nordic princess married a Moorish king. The Arade ... morefood tour will help unveil this and other legends of the former capital of the Algarve.

Discover the river that has fed both the land and its people throughout the ages. Taste the famous Algarvian oranges and the legendary almond flavours in many different ways. This region of Portugal is famed for its sumptuous cuisine, which features dishes such as yummy seafood (king code, baby cuttlefish and sea bass in garlic and lemon are key dishes here), cozido stew and delicious pastries. Add to that some local wine varietals and you have got the perfect recipe for the trip of a lifetime.

Our tour takes you all the way up to the iconic red castle where you can take in panoramic vistas of the city. Our engaging and expert local guides will let you in on all of the local secrets, as well as regaling you with ancient legends of beautiful princesses and Moorish kings. Come join us in this culinary experience!
$
86
35
/ Person
Faro, Faro District, Portugal
Duration:
4,5 H
 (1)
If you love seafood, then this is the perfect foodie tour for you. Faro, Portugal is renowned for its seafood, and as part of our Fisherman Food Tour, you will get to stroll through ... morea traditional historic market to see the freshly caught sardines, mackerel, tuna, octopus, to the seafood traditional Açorda, a local seafood delicacy you cannot miss out on. 

Discover the restaurants and taverns where locals usually go to eat and experience the best Algarvian dishes. Make sure you taste the well-known Dona Xica's "bifana", that has been feeding the fishermen for more than 20 years. Wash this all down with some delectable wine (from Portugal, of course) and this is a food tour that you will not forget in a hurry.

These tours take place in an area steeped in history, and our guides are expert at bringing to life the stories of that are associated with Faro's architecture. On this tour, we will take you away from the commercial tourist route and show you the places where locals eat, letting you in on a few of our precious local secrets along the way.
$
69
79
/ Person
Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
2,5 H
Florence is nothing if not a feast for the senses. From visually stupefying architecture to the heady aroma of the country’s most delicious culinary offerings, Florence is just as ... moremuch an experience for serious food lovers as it is for European history enthusiasts.

Of course, wine tasting and delving into fine dining in Florence is not for everyone. However, with our Florence beers and bites walking tour, we strive to introduce city visitors to some of Florence’s most celebrated local beers and their traditional food pairings. This way, you can come away with as authentic as possible an experience of the city without having to break the bank in order to do so.

Centered in and around the Oltrarno quarter of Florence situated just south of the River Arno, our 2.5-hour walking tour guides you around one of the city’s most notable historic areas. Here, you will be able to appreciate such sights as Michelangelo Square and the Basilica of the Holy Spirit.

However, our true tour experience will center around casual arrival at some of the Oltrarno areas traditional bars and eateries. Here and while inspiring you with tales of the area's rich history, our guides will introduce you to some of Florence and Italy is most celebrated local beers and such beers traditional food pairings.

A brilliant way to unwind in Florence after a long day of more intensive sightseeing, our guides and the proprietors of the local bars and cafes you will visit will help you appreciate Florence in much the same way that many of the locals do each evening.
$
69
79
/ Person
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Duration:
2,5 H
Italy has long been associated with fantastic wine, inspired culinary offerings and spectacular historic and scenic surrounds. However, Italy also plays host to an enviable beer brewing ... moretradition. In fact, northern Italy alone is home to more than 500 microbreweries.

Milan is the perfect place to experience the country’s emerging love affair with artisan beer. This being the case, our Milan beers and bites tour is proud to provide beer and food lovers from all over the world with the opportunity to sample not just the best local beers, but also those beers traditional food pairings.

Just as much about experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of Milan, our 2.5-hour walking tour will guide you and a small group around the romantic canals and footbridges of Milan's Navigli district. During this time, you will take in the Vicolo dei Lavandai where Milan women used to traditionally wash their laundry, before taking in the grandeur of Milan's old city gate the Porta Ticinese.

Learning the history of the Naviglio Grande canal, Milan’s largest post-medieval engineering project, you will during this time also be introduced to some exceptional local beer varieties at authentic bars along the way.

Not to worry about going hungry, beverages will be accompanied by visits to local eateries specializing in traditional cheeses, cold cut meats and local fried fish appetizers. Milan if you like, is full of quirky little places suited to sampling the best local brews and bites. Our tour will, in this case, attempt to introduce you to these and allow you to experience true Milanese hospitality.

Our Milan beer tour is an ideal way to experience the atmosphere of Milan’s food and drinking traditions. By walking by the idyllic Naviglio Grande canal and through the surrounding sights, we attempt to make our tour the tour in Italy for craft beer aficionados and promise that you won’t be disappointed.
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