My career took me to every US state except Alaska (still want to go) and all over Europe (including Russia) and Asia (China, 8 major cities, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan). I stayed with local beers wherever I traveled except Moscow, although I drank Baltika 3 when I had to (at their pro hockey tournament). The only good beer there was St. Petersburg's Nevskoe and Belgian Stella Artois (when they could get it) at The Tunnel (a former KGB interrogation facility converted to a bar/restaurant). Their RAM Stores (huge grocery store) carried all the good European beers though to stock the fridge at my hotel. The best place to be in Oktober (you guessed it Hans) was Munich! Eine grossen beer, brats, music, and sing-a-longs (in German) at the beer halls is hard to beat (my German sucks but my Russian gets rid of telemarketers- tried Mandarin Chinese (also bad) but there's one in every boiler room). Back in my home state (PA) now semi-retired after 35 years but still have my agent in NYC (in case an Alaska gig, or something else interesting, comes up). Here, I have Troegs Brewery as well as lots of smaller micro brewers around and Yuengling, which is America's oldest brewery. As far as liquor, Russian Standard Platinum Vodka, Crown Royal Reserve, Booker's Bourbon, Tanqueray Gin, and Jamaican Estates 12 year old Rum are favorites on rare occasions (only the gin gets mixed with tonic). Also quality red and fruit wines (not sweet) with dinner on occasion but not really a white wine fan.