WHERE: Bruxelles, Belgium
WHEN: from 01 to 03 September 2023
Even this year returns one of the most loved and followed festivals in all of Belgium is back. More than sixty thousand enthusiasts meet every year in the evocative setting of the Grand Place in Brussels.
The 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!
On foot, or by public transport, you can easily reach Grand Place, the beating heart of Brussels and the 2023 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 Brussels Beer Weekend program is quite rich. Here, below, the detail.
13.45, to the Saint Michael and Gudula cathedral, the Celebration of San Arnoldo, patron saint of brewers.
15.45, 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).
10.00, Exhibition of historical vehicles used by brewers at the “Nouveau Marché aux Grains”.
13.00, Departure of the parade of wagons and historical vehicles used by brewers on the streets of Brussels.
14.30, Parade of brewers in the Grand Place.
12.15, Parade of numerous bands and beer fraternities in the streets of Brussels.
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 about 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 22:30. Saturday, from 12:00 to 22:30. Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00.
You can buy tokens for the stands, within 60 minutes of closing.
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