About Beer Travelist

About Beer Travelist

2018 NAGBW Awards

We are proud to announce that the North American Guild of Beer Writers selected Beer Travelist as “Best Beer Blog” in their 2018 awards. This is our second first-place award over the past two years and third award overall. The full list of 2018 winners is here.

Good beer is for everyone, all the time, everywhere.

At Beer Travelist, we help you find that good stuff, share stories about the people making and selling it, and hopefully spark inspiration to hit the road in search of your own beer travel nirvana. In many ways, the beer trail is a perfect gateway into a given city’s best bits–its friendliest people, its coolest bars, and sometimes even its tastiest food.

With a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, where in recent years craft beer has gone gangbusters, we spotlight compelling beer bars, take deep dives into new and notable breweries, suggest itineraries for hitting the highlights of a given city’s beer scene, and much more. Our stories are framed through travel and have a dedicated focus on informed, honest, and independent narrative journalism. We of course follow business news and developments in the beer industry, but rarely cover them here.

Beer Travelist is based in Singapore, but we’re constantly on the move, wandering the backstreets of Tokyo in search of cozy, crafty izakayas, for instance, or pub-hopping in East London. So, while we do zero in on many destinations close to home, our scope is global.

Drink Well. Travel Far.


Brian Spencer, Beer Travelist FounderFounder and Editor-in-Chief

Freelance journalist Brian Spencer founded Beer Travelist in May 2017. Following more than a decade in Brooklyn, NY, and a few short stints in Bangkok, he relocated to Singapore in 2012. He has written beer and travel stories for myriad publications, including BBC Travel, BeerAdvocate Magazine, CNN Travel, Lonely Planet, The New York Times, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.

Contact Brian at brian [at] beertravelist.com.


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