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By: WomansDay .com on March 25, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Monsteiner Bier

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Monsteiner Bier, Monstein, Switzerland

Located high in the Swiss Alps, the Monsteiner brewery produces several types of beer, all made with fresh spring water, Swiss hops and malt, and was the brainchild of four local friends who originally just wanted to make their own beer for a party. Their creation turned into a full-fledged brewery where visitors can take part in a variety of activities, including Nordic walking, snowshoeing and bobsled riding, all culminating in a brewery tour followed by a tasting. Other local treats available at the brewery include beer cheese and brewer's bacon.