Think of beer and you may think of Irish pubs or Germany's Oktoberfest. But a book called the "Atlas of Beer," written by two geographers, surveys beer across six continents, from banana beer in Tanzania to beer made in wine barrels in Argentina.

In this episode of the AP Travel podcast "Get Outta Here," Associated Press travel editor Beth J. Harpaz talks to "Atlas of Beer" authors Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson about beer culture around the world.


New episodes of "Get Outta Here!" are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news -- thank goodness -- is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.


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