Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Barcelona Beer Fest 2015 is upon us

It started in 2012 in the humble beginnings of the St. Agusti cloister in the Born district in Barcelona, moved (with disasterous effect) to the Arenas shopping center for a year and looks to have settled down at the Museu Maritim of Barcelona. Each year the Barcelona Beer Festival has grown, and now is becoming one of the premier events for beer lovers in the city. Maybe I should say for beer lovers visiting the city. Last year I missed it due to work obligations, but this year maybe luck will shine brighter on me.

Here's the key info:

  • March 13 -15, 2015
  • 330 beers
  • 60 taps
  • Food will be available as will courses on beer and food pairings
  • 7 euros entrance fee (includes a beer glass, program guide and 2 tokens, which won't get you very far)
  • Meet the Brewer - chance to meet some of the top brewers for the show and ask them anything you can think of (beer related, one would presume). 
  • Beers from around the world. Of course, this being the Barcelona Beer Fest and the Barcelona Beer Blog I'm going to go ahead and recommend that you stick with the local beers if you are just visiting our lovely city. There's more than enough for you to keep yourself amused for at least 1 of the three days with just the local stuff. On the other hand, if you live here year round than by all means, dive into the more-difficult-to-find samples. 
  • Museu Maritim of Barcelona is at the Drassanes Metro stop, right at the end of Las Ramblas.
It's likely to be a zoo, so if you're serious about the beer I would say get there early and plan out your beer route for the day. Too much dilly-dallying could mean a much longer line. 

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