Important News: Festival² is now officially a one-day event, taking place on Saturday, July 27th!
Berlin Beer Week is a mere two months away now, and we can definitely feel the excitement mounting. Some great events have already been announced, and we’re smack in the middle of pulling together the first ever Conference of Craft Beer Festival Organizers alongside Berlin Beer Week and the Closing Event, Festival² at Haubentaucher Berlin.
It is the Festival² we’d like to address now, as there is an important change of plans:
Since we started planning our new grand closing, we’ve been slightly uneasy about it being a two-day event. It meant blocking another Friday (in addition to the one we’re already blocking for the Berlin Brews Cruise) of regular Berlin Beer Week events. This means we’re funneling a lot of weekend events into the first Saturday of Berlin Beer Week (July 20th).
The event submissions and ticket sales have confirmed our suspicions, so we decided to take the appropriate step and cancel Friday, July 26th, for Festival², opening it up to regular BBW events. Buyers of Friday & Two-Day tickets have already been notified and for those of you who haven’t bought a ticket yet, get yours now while they last!
In return we are not only extending the hours of the festival, now starting at 13.30 instead of 15.00 hours (12.00 for holders of the beergeek ticket), but we are also adding a few more beers (110) and ciders (10+) to the line up. More about that and the program, such as comedy shows, film screenings etc. will follow soon. Stay tuned! ... Read moreLess
There are a lot of dogs in the craft beer industry. Flying Dog Brewery, BrewDog, Dogfish Head (okay, that’s a shark). However, Billie, a French Bulldog from Antwerp, must be the only dog who’s chosen a career as a beer festival organizer. Understandably so, we know it’s a dog’s life.
Puns aside, Billie has managed to build up quite a reputation in a very short time, as 2019 will only be the 3rd edition of Billie’s Craft Beer Fest. He’s supported by 7 beer lovers, hobby brewers, HopisHop.net and Billie's Bier Kafétaria. Together, they present 400+ beers from 50 breweries over the two days of the festival. Through in the Sheldt riverside, some fun & games, great food and music, a barber and a tattoo artist, and you’ve got yourself a festival that is one of a kind in Belgium. For the love of craft, get your butts over there!
Hailing from the west coast of Sweden, gipsy brewery All In Brewing was started in 2012 by a number of people of different backgrounds in the beer world. Lead by beer maestro Pelle Frost, All In Brewing has been brewing beers with friends all around the globe. In an effort to bring all of our brewing friends to Sweden and to showcase their amazing beers to the Swedish beer fans, All In Brewing started their own beer festival - All In Beer Fest - six years ago in Gothenburg, Sweden. Even though not the capital of Sweden, Gothenburg has definitely become the beer hub of the country, with a sense of companionship both between breweries, bars and beer fans.
Quality Hotel 11 & Eriksbergshallen Maskingatan 11, 417 64 Gothenburg Sweden
Dates & Times:
Friday, November 1, 5:30 pm – Saturday, November 2, 10:00 pm
The Italien beer scene is one of the most spectacular ones worldwide. EurHop is the platform for this spectacle for the senses, and 15.000 visitors lend credibility to this claim. Having the best beers from Italy will be a huge honor for our FESTIVAL² - The Festival of Festivals. The organizers haven't yet decided which breweries to bring, but it will be all Italian and, with a nod to the colleagues at Arrogant Sour Festival, no sours.
Since 2013, EurHop has been celebrating Italian brewing art to the magnificent backdrop of the Salone delle Fontane, located right next to the Parco del Turismo. The event is a trade show and a festival at the same time, finding the sweet spot between entertainment, information, media attention and networking thanks to Publigiovane Eventi. The famous Roman bar MA CHE SIETE VENUTI A FA' and its owner Manuele Colonna are in charge of the beer selection, and they will spoil you with highlights. THE beer event in Rome. #eurhop
The honorable halls of the Victoria Baths, a historic bathing house from Edwardian times, hosts the Indy Man Beer Con. That means four days of full beer glasses in empty pools. And it’s not just any beer, but world-famous breweries from England and everywhere else. International top chefs do food pairings, there are secret tastings and pop-up presentations throughout the five halls of the complex, and all is united under the banner of a multisensory, hop-forward, headlong extravaganza.
Victoria Baths Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester M13 0FE England
Dates & Times:
October 3 - 6, 2019 Opening times: to be determined starting time usually 4:30 pm - 5.30 pm, closing time usually 11:30 pm, 7 pm on Sunday
Tickets and Payment:
Tickets will be available on June 4. Prices to be determined Beer is paid for with tokens, 1 token = ⅓ British Pint (189 ml)