Happy 2018 friends! We’re starting off the year strong over at Prostly, our beer and travel spinoff. In this month’s edition we’re featuring beer-focused travel to sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean and idyllic towns of Europe, giving you all the motivation you need to drink wherever you happen to be.

First, we begin with a feature article on Frenchtown Brewing Company on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our team’s visit to the self-described ‘nano-brewery’ is just three months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island, and we’re treated to an encouraging story of resiliency alongside our tour & tasting.

Island hopping to Grenada, we’ve got a story about local collaboration at its best: local craft brewery West Indies Beer Co. teamed up with farmer-co-op chocolate producer Jouvay to incorporate a truly Grenadian ingredient, cocoa, in its aptly named Porter Chocolate Mongoose.

Perhaps you’re headed to the Caribbean this winter on a cruise, which may mean you’re departing from Fort Lauderdale. In that case, we’ve got you covered on the beer front with our beer guide to Fort Lauderdale featuring innovative breweries, epic bottle shops and some of the coolest bars we never expected to find.

Changing gears, we’re in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, which is exploding in popularity on the both tourism and craft beer fronts. This guide is the only resource you’ll need for a beer-fuelled trip as it includes dozens of locally approved spots from breweries and bars to beer fountains and brewery-themed escape rooms (seriously).

And finally, we find ourselves along Germany’s Rhine River in Cologne, the birthplace of world-renowned Kölsch beer. Our local writer gives us the lowdown on how the style originated, what makes it special, and where to drink one (or several – they’re small!) in its hometown.