2/19/17

Beer Festivals - Poland

Beer festivals have been for years the ultimate excitement for beer lovers all around the world ; widely regarded a pilgrimage every beer lover should take. There are many places around the world that turn our love for beers to a full fledged party, with of course the famous Oktoberfest being the holy grail of beer festivals for beer lovers all over the globe. There are also lesser known ones in almost every destination you might find yourself. Take the Dutch Craft Beer Festival in Enschede, the Czech Beer Festival in Prague, the Beer 'n' Booze in Vejle - Denmark, the Tallin Craft Beer Weekend, the Helsinki Beer Festival, the Lyon Biére Festival, the Craft Beer Festival in New York and the Woodstock Autumn Beer Festival in Cape Town. There's always an excuse to meet beer lovers like yourself, sample local craft beers and learn more about local beers whichever part you may be on the globe.

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. 




Some Polish beer brands


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 

(6-8.04.2017)

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. 
(4-6.11.2017)


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.
(Late May)


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)


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