DATA: 07 -09 September 2018
PLACE: Brussels, Belgium
Twentieth anniversary for a particularly beloved Festival, followed by Belgium. More than sixty thousand enthusiasts meet every year in the evocative setting of the Grand Place di Brussels.
Il Belgian beer weekend it is an opportunity to savor the excellent craft beers of the country, and visit the beautiful capital.
Three days full of fun and taste, with many events as a backdrop. Big shows and processions. Solemn inaugurations. Wine tasting. You never get bored at the Belgian beer weekend.
Beer, of course, will be the true protagonist. And in terms of prudence, Belgium is one of the most important countries. A tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages, when beer was produced in the Monasteries. At the Belgian Beer weekend, you will get to know 6 very close "Trappists":
ABBAYE NOTRE DAME SAINT-REMY; Brouwerij - ABDIJ DER TRAPPISTEN VAN WESTMALLE; Brasserie BIERES DE CHIMAY; Sint Benedictusabdij - Brouwerij van 'DE ACHELSE KLUIS'; Brasserie d'ORVAL; Brouwerij SINT-SIXTUS.
After all, Belgian beer is an art. It is no coincidence that, since 2017, it has become part of the UNESCO World Heritage!
HOW TO GET
On foot, or by public transport, you can easily reach Grand Place, the beating heart of Brussels and the 2018 Belgian Beer Weekend.
Gare Central and De Brouckere, are the nearest metro stops to the square. Alternatively, you can get there by bus or tram.
In addition to the stands for tasting craft beers, the Belgian Beer Weekend program is quite rich. Here, below, the detail.
All 13.45, to the Saint Michael and Gudula cathedral, the Celebration of San Arnoldo, patron saint of brewers.
All 16: 00, Solemn inauguration of the beer festival in the Grand Place, in the presence of the brewers, the Grand Master of the Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs, the mayor and invited guests (limited access to invited guests and the press).
Hours 10.00, Exhibition of historical vehicles used by brewers at the "Nouveau Marché aux Grains".
All 13.30, Departure of the parade of wagons and historical vehicles used by brewers on the streets of Brussels.
All 14.30, Parade of brewers in the Grand Place.
12: 00, Parade of numerous bands and beer fraternities in the streets of Brussels.
TICKETS AND TIMES
Free entry to the Belgian Beer Weekend. You have to pay only for consummations. To do so, you will need tokens, to be purchased at the checkouts at the entrance.
At 10 €, you will receive 9 tokens.
In addition, you will have to purchase a token for your bail at a cost of € 3 per person. The cost will be reimbursed at the exit
During the Belgian Beer Weekend, the stands at the Grand Place are open Friday, from the 18: 00 to the 21: 45; Saturday, from 11: 00 to 20: 45; Sunday from 11: 00 to 19: 45.
You can buy tokens for the stands, within 90 minutes of closing.