Belgium wraps up summer by celebrating its liquid heritage
Belgium Beer Week and BXLBeerFest are teaming up to celebrate Belgian beer culture through a series of events across the country during the last week of August. The two organisations announced their plans on Wednesday at the artisanal brewery La Mule in Schaarbeek. The highlight of the festival week will be the beer festival at Tour & Taxis in Brussels on August 27 and 28.
For the third time, Belgian Beer Week is inviting pubs and restaurants to organise innovative events that celebrate Belgium's liquid heritage. The organisers are bundling all initiatives and Belgian Beer Week is acting as a promoter. Currently, 40 events are scheduled to take place in Belgium. In addition, 42 events will be held abroad.
For the first time, Belgian Beer Week and BXLBeerFest will follow each other seamlessly. After a two-year hiatus, BXLBeerFest is now in its fourth edition. For a whole weekend, the beer festival in Belgium's capital will focus on beers from artisanal breweries. The festival's selection committee has invited 60 breweries that will present over 400 beers to enthusiasts.
A BXLBeerFest ticket costs 5 euros in presale and 10 euros at the entrance. The beer festival will be open from noon to 8 pm. The programme includes various beer tastings, an afterparty in brewery La Source on Saturday, a chef's workshop on Sunday. Artisanal food producers from Brussels will present their products throughout the weekend. A BXLBeerFest Beer Pack containing six large bottles of exclusive beers has been compiled especially for the festival.
A selection of craft beers by Brussels Beer Project, one of the 60 participating breweries at BxlBeerFest © BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ