Got my beer education in the 1960ís, stationed in Bamberg, Germany serving in the Army. Hobby then? Collecting beer coasters from as many towns and breweries around the Franconia region of Bavaria as I could... and drinking all the beers. Got into bicycle touring later and toured England using the maps in the Real Ale Guide to hit all the best pubs. Cycled Belgium, and would love to do it again, and not just for the brews.