6 bars around the world for beer enthusiasts

If you like beer, you'd be wise to make a pilgrimage to these places.

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Open Baladin is one of the bars in Italy most representative of the country's emerging beer scene. Open Baladin is one of the bars in Italy most representative of the country's emerging beer scene. (Photo: Open Baladin)

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Open Baladin: Rome, Italy

OK, sure, when you think of Rome, Italy, you think of the Colosseum, the Forum, coffee and a whole lot of other things waaaaay before you think of beer (if you think of beer at all). But this is a mistake. While wine overshadows every other type of liquid in this country, beer culture is stubbornly emerging as a real threat to wine's supremacy. Open Baladin is a perfect case in point. With 40 local beers on tap it's an emissary for the country's beer producers, and proof that Italian beer goes well beyond just big labels like Peroni and Birra Moretti.

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