Beer Festivals Around the World

Beer Festivals Around the World“They who drink beer will think beer. “
~Washington Irving

Who doesn’t love a cold beer on a hot day? …Or on a cold day, for that matter?

Beer is loved the world over. In most places around the world, you’ll find local beer and local traditions around brewing, drinking, and celebrating.

You might wonder, who drinks the most beer and who throws the best beer festival? Though the research is from 2012, you might find this List of countries by beer consumption per capita to be interesting. I might have guessed Germany because of the infamy of Oktoberfest but apparently the Czechs particularly love a good beer, hitting the top of the list!

There are hundreds of beer festivals that take place around the globe. Whether you’re looking for a beer festival in your own backyard, or you’d like to travel to find the best beer festival, there is no shortage of events to choose from. You can visit the Beer Festivals Calendar for a very comprehensive list of events near and far.

The popularity of beer isn’t new, but there’s been a resurging interest in beer with the exponential growth of craft breweries popping up across the United States and around the world. If you’re looking to attend a terrific beer festival, here are just a few to choose from.

Oktoberfest 

There are few events so famous as Oktoberfest. It’s one of the strongest associations with Germany and it’s the world’s largest celebration of beer. It runs not just for a weekend, and even for a week. Oktoberfest is 16 days long! If you’re looking for beer excitement at the end of September, head to Munich along with six million of your soon-to-be closest friends for the annual beerstravaganza.

Slunce ve Skle –

With the Czechs being some of the biggest beer drinkers per capita in the world, you know that they have to have a great festival. Slunce ve Skle translates to Sun in a Glass—quite a lovely description of beer, don’t you think?

Great British Beer Festival 

The largest beer festival in England with over 60,000 patrons and 100+ breweries, it’s worth the trip to London for this event. This is a country with a strong pub culture and a festive spirit. Cheers!

Belgian Beer Weekend 

Belgium is certainly known for its beer. Visit Brussels for their Belgian Beer Weekend and experience some of the best of what this country has to offer. The location is charming at La Grande-Place and worth the visit even without the festival.

Qingdao International Beer Festival

The largest beer festival in Asia, some call this event Asia’s Oktoberfest. Much like Oktoberfest in Munich, this festival is 16 days and features international breweries as well as their own Chinese Masters of beer making.

Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 

When you think of Australia, you surely think of summer and all that goes with it. That certainly includes drinking great beer on a hot day, and this Sydney beer festival delivers. This large two-day craft beer festival features over one hundred beers that are unique to the event and breweries from around the world.

Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival 

The Europeans aren’t the only ones who love their beer. The Japanese are connoisseurs of good beer. They have mainstream beers like Sapporo and Kirin Ichiban but they also have wonderful microbreweries that many of us have never heard of. If you can make your way to Japan, put this festival on your radar.

Great American Beer Fest

For an event closer to home, visit Denver for sudsy celebration of beer in your own backyard. This event includes the big reveal of the winners for breweries and brewpubs of the year—very exciting!

Attending these events couldn’t be more fun, and that’s thanks to a lot of organizing that takes place behind the scenes. Large-scale beer festivals like these operate smoothly through careful planning, security, and taking safety precautions. Many festivals to choose to order their tickets and posters from Worldwide Ticketcraft with their professional tickets, convenient ordering, and quick order turn around time. Event planners for Beer Festivals make great use of Beer Festival Wristbands, Beer Festival Tickets with Security Features, General Admission Beer Tickets with choice of Vertical or Horizontal layout, Design It Yourself 12 X 18 Beer Festival Posters, and of course never forget the Beer Roll Tickets for patrons to purchase their pints!

Have you attended one of these beer festivals? Do you have another favorite festival? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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