Festival² – About

FESTIVAL²
Saturday, July 27,
(on the last weekend of the 5th annual Berlin Beer Week)


A Festival of Festivals – The story behind

Berlin Beer Week only happens once a year. But we have devoted our professional lives to furthering Berlin beer culture, not just in summer. So we came up with the Berlin Beer Week On Tour concept, where we would pack up a few wonderful brews from Berlin and showcase them at beer festivals all over Europe.

Needless to say, we loved what we saw – the various ways in which beer festivals have a similar premise, but feel totally different with their unique vibes. We decided that we have a lot to learn, and that those festivals have a lot to offer.
One of the core ideals of the craft beer scene is collaboration, the belief that through cooperation, we improve our beer culture, increase our expertise and provide a better experience for the consumer.
But why should breweries be the only entities that get to collaborate? Why not, for example, have beer festivals collaborate to create a festival of festivals? Any why stop at beer festivals?

FESTIVAL² – the Metafest

This is not just another Craft Beer Festival. We are organizing a huge party for close to 3.000 people over two days, with music, arts, dancing, crafting, food, a huge pool, cocktails and all the fun and games you can have with that setting at the peak of a Berlin summer. This is why we are chosing a central Berlin party location for this event.

Festival² is all about beer – and so much more! Imagine getting together with a ton of friends to enjoy a perfect summer day by the pool, having awesome conversations, playing games, learning new things, listening to great music, maybe even getting a tattoo, or just chilling out while imbibing some of the most amazing beers from all over the world, before leaving the festival with so many great memories that you are already impatient for the party to return in next year.

We want people to drink good beer while having fun, which is why we are partnering with 20+ beer festivals, which will bring more than 160 different beers from at least 50 different breweries and some organizers unrelated to beer, and they are bringing the best their country has to offer:

From the beaches of Porto and Barcelona to the bustling of Rome and Paris, from the  windswept shores of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea to the land down under – Together we’ll bring the world to party in the heart of Berlin.

Hard Facts:

When?

 

Where?
Haubentaucher, RAW, Revaler Straße 99, D-10245 Berlin

What?

L𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 & 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧!
To celebrate Berlin Beer Week’s 𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲 in style, we are introducing a new kind of festival, a “Festival of Festivals” or 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋², an open glass event with all beers included in the ticket price. But that’s not the revolutionary part:

Collaboration is one of the core ideals of the craft beer scene. We hold to the belief that through cooperation, we improve our beer culture, increase our expertise and provide a better experience for everyone involved.
Fellow festival organizers, therefore, are colleagues, not competitors, who share our ideals and goals. So we invited our friends from across the world to join our “party of parties”. Over 25 accepted our invitation for July 27th, 2019. On this day they bring you more 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟏𝟎𝟎 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟎 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 (𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧) 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟔𝟎 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 and will offer a unique look into what it’s like to attend their festivals. Get to know their style, meet the organizers and brewers, and sample their beers with them!
From the beaches of Porto and Barcelona to the bustling of Rome and Paris, from the windswept shores of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea to the land down under – We’ll bring the world to celebrate in the heart of Berlin!

𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫:

☞ All In Beer Fest – SE
☞ Arrogant Sour Festival – IT
☞ Artbeerfest Caminha – PT
☞ Beer Geek Madness – PL
☞ Berliner Weiße Gipfel – DE
☞ Big Craft Day – RU
☞ Billie’s Craft Beer Fest – BE
☞ Brewskival – SE
☞ BRLO Brwfest – DE
☞ BPBW – Budapest Beer Week – HU
☞ Carnivale Brettanomyces – NL
☞ Craft Beer Days Hamburg – DE
☞ Craft Bier Fest Vienna – AT
☞ Eurhop Roma Beer Festival – IT
☞ Franken Bier Festival – IT
☞ Fyne Ales Festival – UK
☞ Independent Manchester Beer Convention – UK
☞ La Fira del Poblenou – ES
☞ MASH – ES
☞ Paris Beer Week – FR
☞ Van Moll Festival – NL
☞ Whats Brewing – NO

But this is not just another Craft Beer Festival! It is, in fact, not even restricted to just beer festivals. We are hosting a huge party for a few thousand people, with music, arts, dancing, crafting, food, a huge pool, cocktails, a barber and a tattoo artist, and all the fun and games you can have in that setting at the peak of a Berlin summer. Join us at the fantastic party location Haubentaucher in the heart of Berlin’s vibrant district of Friedrichshain. And yes, there will be 100+ world class beers & 10+ ciders on tap, too.

𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞:
• More than 100 beers & 10 ciders to sample (no extra fee, you just walk from stand to stand and try all you want)
• Your own festival beer sampler glass that you can take home afterwards
• Pool access (Bring your swimwear!)
• Games such as foosball & ping pong etc.
• Live Music and DJ’s
• Movie Screening
• Comedy Shows
• Access to the night party at the same venue, Haubentaucher (normally 10€)

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞:
Beer Cocktails, Soft Drinks, Street Food, Tastings, Beer Ice Cream, Tattoos, Beard & Hair cut and much more

𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 (𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐝𝐚𝐲):

𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐞𝐞𝐤
12.00-13.30 – Access to all the beers 90 minutes prior to the masses. Requires Beer Geek Ticket

𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞
13.30 – 21.00 – this is when you can sample the beers

𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐲
21.00 – open end

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭:
Normal Ticket: 69€ plus Transaction fee
Early Access Beer Geek: 99€ plus Transaction fee
Get in 90 minutes prior to the masses – (includes two small bottles of water, one meal and access to the brewers / organizers area – limited availability)

𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:
If you are looking for accommodation close to the Festival² site, then here are some suggestions:
http://accommodation.festival2.de

Tickets can be purchased here: FESTIVAL² Tickets