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Grab a seat and pop open a beer as Prostly’s eighth issue has dropped. As the summer winds down we’re back to featuring beers, bars and breweries from around the world. Whether that means jumping on an international flight to the other side of the globe or taking a new look at the beer experiences in your own backyard, we’ve got some great beer-centric stories to inspire you.

First up we have the second instalment of a three-part series, ‘The Berlin Beer List’ written by Aynsley Leonard. This article delves deep into a list of Berlin’s top beer spots, many of which are making waves in the city’s ever-evolving beer scene. The list, which was curated by beer insider expats, was intended to be done in a single day, but we won’t fault you if you choose to savour it over your next multi-day trip.

Switching gears, Matt Gibson takes us out of the city and into the country in his piece on beer and cider in the Headwaters region of Ontario. In this naturally beautiful area northwest of Toronto, Matt and photographer James MacDonald report on some of the best this region has to offer: a couple of landmark breweries, an estate cidery, and a dairy, whose description will make any lactose lover want to get there immediately by any means necessary.

Up next we head to St. Petersburg for a local’s look at the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Writer Dmitriy Ivanov takes us through the ups and downs of beer in the former Russian capital and gives us a game plan for drinking some of the city’s best beers. From bourgeoise bars to Scandinavian inspired spots to more than one basement dive, you’re covered for pretty much any drinking vibe you’re looking for.

Prostly author Madeline Burch covered the explosive craft beer industry in her temporary home of Ho Chi Minh City in a previous edition, but she’s back in the heat and humidity to cover one of Saigon’s newest entrants: Winking Seal Beer Co. The passion project of two American expats, Winking Seal is adding to Saigon’s already compelling beer scene.

And finally Lauren Barth writes about Ottawa’s Dominion City Brewing Co, which was inspired by Canada’s unique heritage and cultural identity. Lauren gives readers the lowdown on this impressive brewery that’s contributing to its community, staying local and making very good beer at the same time.

That’s all for this month’s Prostly issue. Sign up for our newsletter to get next month’s edition directly in your inbox. Drop us a line if you’re interested in joining our community of beer writers, beer photographers, beer makers, and most importantly, beer drinkers.


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