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Craft Beer and Christmas Joy in Vienna Austria

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As you can probably see by the title, we are currently visiting Vienna, Austria for a little bit of Christmas cheer and craft beer (hey, that rhymes). Not only is Vienna beautiful city with great food, it becomes extremely festive around the holidays. Christmas markets are scattered throughout the city featuring dozens of stands selling homemade gifts, foods like roasted chestnuts and potato pancakes and hot mulled wines and punch.

Outside of the markets, Vienna has a thriving craft beer scene with several bars and breweries right in the city center. 7 Stern Brau has a beer vending machine right in their lobby which really can’t be beat. We even drank a version of Victory HopDevil, which is brewed at 1516 Brau using the Pennsylvania based recipe. Also at 1516 we met the quite famous “Beer Pope” Conrad Siedl who was very enlightening about Vienna’s beer scene.

We have plenty more sightseeing and beer sampling to do, but look for a detailed guide to Vienna coming soon.

Alicia with Conrad Siedl the "Beer Pope" at 1516 Brau, Vienna

Alicia with Conrad Siedl the “Beer Pope” at 1516 Brau, Vienna

Hopped Hefeweizen & Menu at Lichtenthaler Brau, Vienna

Hopped Hefeweizen & Menu at Lichtenthaler Brau, Vienna

The Packed Naschmarkt, Vienna

The Packed Naschmarkt, Vienna

Kaesespaetzle at the Am Hof Christmas Market, Vienna

Kaesespaetzle at the Am Hof Christmas Market, Vienna

7 Stern Brau in Vienna

7 Stern Brau in Vienna

Hot Open Face Sausge, Pepper & Cheese at Fischerbrau, Vienna

Hot Open Face Sausge, Pepper & Cheese at Fischerbrau, Vienna

The Festive Rathaus Christmas Market, Vienna

The Festive Rathaus Christmas Market, Vienna

Beautiful Belvedere Palace, Vienna

Beautiful Belvedere Palace, Vienna

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