For years the wine and whisky contingents had it all to themselves; but with award-winning barrels and unique microbreweries just begging to be sampled all over the world, it’s time for beer lovers to reclaim the bar. You might be armed with a vocabulary of “aromas” and “mouthfeels”, or just know instinctively when you’ve hit on the perfect pint: either way, a bit of quality beer can put the head on a great holiday. Track down the best craft beers in Prague, pick out flavours in Portland, or go the whole hog (keg?) on a trip to Munich’s Oktoberfest, the most famous beer appreciation extravaganza on Earth. You might even discover a new favourite brew.