In Poland, there are a handful of annual festivals every Polish beer lovers look forward to each year. I personally prefer craft beer festivals where you get the chance to interact with brewers and learn more about the beer traditions and the varied techniques used in the brewing process.
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Regarded as the largest event of its kind in Poland and one of the largest in Europe, the Wroclaw Good Beer Festival seeks to promote unique beer from small and medium-sized breweries from Poland and abroad. Started back in 2010, the festival has welcomed festival goers and exhibitors alike from countries such as Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Germany and the Great Britain
The first festival of its kind in the capital, this years version of the Warsaw Beer Festival is on the course to surpass its last two editions. It's a great mix of craft beer brewers, home brewers, beer aficionados and hop heads. A great social and interactive climate with other activities like Table football, Pinball available.
With a great young exuberant crowd, this festival features almost all Polish craft brewers. It has a great marketing sense to it with a professional site preparation.
Started 5 years ago, The Krakow Beer Festival is considered one of the biggest of its kind in Poland. It promotes original Polish craft and also educate beer fans about the traditional brewing methods used. Participants can sample up to 40 different types of beer during the festival.
(Third weekend of June)
This festival has a great program line up like beer contests between breweries, brewing demonstrations and tours of the great Zywiec Brewery Museum. There's also a great oppurtunity to to take tours with local guides and learn about the interesting history of the home of Poland's famous beer: Zywiec
Other beer festivals in Poland
- Craft Beer Camp (Annopole near Środa Wielkopolska)
- OffBeer - Łódzki Festiwal Piwa (Łódź)
- BrowarFest (Poznań)
- Targi Piw Regionalnych "Piwowary" (Łódź)
- Lubiński Festiwal Piwa (Lubin)
- V Festiwal Piwa (Szreniawa)
- Hevelka Craft Beer Festival (Gdańsk)
- III Festiwal Piw Rzemieślniczych (Annopole
- IV Warmiński Festiwal Dziedzictwa Browarniczego (Olsztyn)
- 45 Chmielaki Krasnostawskie (Krasnystaw)
- Bracka Jesień 2015 (Cieszyn)
- Opolfest 2015 - Festiwal Piwa, Wina & Sera (Opole)