06 January 2020
Best beer festivals of 2020
Mark the dates!
This year not two but three days of specialty beer, each with an individual theme. Friday 24th kicks off from 17:00 in the Kolpinghuis for the Thank Hop It's Friday drink. Saturday 25th allows you to enjoy all kinds of locally brewed beer, with a beer election where a professional jury choose the best! In addition to this election for the tastiest local beer, there will be plenty of good music and good food. The Sundat is Winter Beer Day where the focus is on warming winter beers.
Not a traditional beer festival, but a party that is very close to our hearts. The Beer Geeks group on Facebook has once again joined forces with more than 70 Dutch brewers to brew a charity beer. On February 1st, the group will launch the collab beer 'Road to Nowhere', all proceeds of which will go to ALS Netherlands.
After two successful events, the Hop On Hop Off festival is back for the third time on the Kunstijsbaan in Breda. The festival opens on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and opens on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Expect a wide range of delicious food; food trucks and tasty street food dishes. There will be food pairing, live music and of course lots of specialty beer!
Now a classic in the line-up of Dutch beer festivals: the Bierfestival Groningen. A special beer dinner will take place on Thursday evening, April 15, after which the festival will start in the atmospheric Martini Church on Friday and Saturday.
The 9th edition takes place from 14th to 24th May. A regular and inetgral part of this week celebration is the Dutch Beer Tasting Festival held in the Grote Kerk, The Hague. At the festival get well acquainted with the enormous diversity of delicious beers that Dutch brewers have to offer.
After last year's enormous success, Het Uiltje Brewery is organising Fresh Fest again in 2020. A festival focussed on incredibly fresh hoppy beers, they are brewed and filled just a few days before the festival. This one is for the real hopheads who love nothing more than a fresh brew!
Utrecht Finest festival is in the heart of the city and famed for being the best beer party around. With more than 20 different brewers showcasing their favourite beers on tap, swing music from Utrecht bands and sets from local DJs it is a very fun day. Not forgetting a food court of delicious BBQ dishes of course!
A small-scale festival with live bands, food trucks and a children's corner with inflatable. A line-up is not yet known, but the organization promises around 10 brewers, including Brouwerij de Natte Gijt.
Every year, the Gulpener Brewery organises the Gulpener Hopfest around its hop harvest in September. The events of this year are shrouded in mystery and still a surprise, but traditionally the brewery launches among other things a new beer (with the freshly harvested hops).