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June 2015

Beer Travel is Seeing the World One Pint at a Time...

beer travel [ bir tra-vəl ] experiencing the diversity of beer throughout the world by drinking it at its source. is a beer travel site that chronicles the beer adventures of husband and wife team Chris Nelson and Merideth Canham-Nelson. Launched in 2005, the website documents their travels throughout the world as they visit brewpubs, breweries, beer bars, halls and gardens. On their beer journeys, they meet the locals and learn about different cultures. Their beer travels have taken them throughout North America, Europe and Oceania. aims not only to reach the dedicated craft beer drinker, but also the average person looking to add some adventure to their travels. From hardcore beer travels, like driving hours out of their way to visit a single brewery, to helpful advice for the brewery novice, tries to cater to all levels of interest.

The couple’s beer travels are recounted in travelogues, a book, Teachings from the Tap and video episodes on beergeek.TV. There are currently over 50 episodes of One Pint at a Time.

What is beergeek.TV?

beergeekTV is a natural extension of their enjoyment of beer travel and desire to tell people about travel and good beer. Visit the beergeekTV page to watch them travel, explore and enjoy good beer.

Who is

Merideth Canham-Nelson’s appreciation of beer developed in 1992 while working at a multi-tap pub in Oakland, California. She wanted to be knowledgeable about the beer she was serving and the best way to do it was to visit the breweries themselves. Merideth has visited over 900 breweries in her beer travels. When she is not traveling, Merideth works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Read more about Merideth>

When not traveling, Chris Nelson represents Drake's Brewing on the Central Coast, as well as raises the couple’s dachshund Wit. In 2007, Chris, out of 7,800 applicants from 31 countries, was a final four candidate for Four Points by Sheraton’s coveted position of Chief Beer Officer. A beer traveler for 20 years, Chris has visited over 900 breweries throughout the world. Read more about Chris>

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Recent Beer Travel
British Columbia
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New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts
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beergeek.TV Episodes
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Canada Eh: the Atlantic Edition
Philly and Beyond
British Columbia Eh
Our Happy Place
Oz Beer Adventure, Part III
Oz Beer Adventure, Part II
Oz Beer Adventure, Part I
New Year's in Oregon
Scarves Up
Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine
The Legendary Boonville Beer Fest
Springtime in Portland
Return to Alaska

>View our Australian Trilogy
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Beer Travelogues
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Our Local Beer Scene: Valley Greens GalleryMerideth
900th On Our 25thChris
Our Local Beer Scene: Alvarado St. Brewery & GrillMerideth
Setting Up For Our Big DayChris
The Long DriveChris
Craft Beer Capital of New ZealandMerideth
Craft Brewing Capital of New Zealand Part IIChris
Craft Brewing Capital of New Zealand Part IChris
Quick Australia VisitMerideth
New beergeek.TV Episode - Canada Eh: the Atlantic EditionChris
Cape BretonChris
Halifax Urban Beer HikeMerideth

>View our Complete Beer Travelogue
Brewery Count
Chris: 948 | Merideth: 948
Breweries New to the "The List"
Mission Creek BrewingSan Jose, CA USA
Woods Bar & BreweryOakland, CA USA
Hoi Polloi BrewpubBerkeley, CA USA
Fieldwork BrewingBerkeley, CA USA
Alameda Island BrewingAlameda, CA USA
Rincon BreweryCarpenteria, CA USA
Institutional Ale CoCamarillo, CA USA
Poseidon BrewingVentura, CA USA
Pure Order BrewingSanta Barbara, CA USA
Corralitos BrewingWatsonville, CA  USA
Green Leaf BrewingNorth Vancouver, BC Canada
Black Kettle BrewingNorth Vancouver, BC Canada
Postmark BreweryVancouver, BC Canada
Powell St BreweryVancouver, BC Canada
Bomber BrewingVancouver, BC Canada
Strange FellowsVancouver, BC Canada
Brassneck BreweryVancouver, BC Canada
Main Street BreweryVancouver, BC Canada

>View our Complete Brewery List