Berlin is a paradise for beer lovers, with over 5,000 different beers to choose from. Visitors should definitely include some tastings in their trip. The city's beer scene has evolved beyond the days when only three ingredients were allowed in mass-market beer production under the Reinheitsgebot purity standards. Thanks to the influence of hipsters and hopheads, craft beer is now popular at bars, brewpubs, and beer gardens in Berlin.
If you're short on time, consider taking a Berlin beer crawl to sample a variety of options. Alternatively, you can leisurely try different craft beers at a different bar each night during your visit.