Thursday 8 August 2019
BXLBeerFest – 24-25 August 2019 Tours & Taxis – Brussels
BXLBeerFest (http://www.bxlbeerfest.com) is craft beer festival showcasing the very best of beers from Brussels and the rest of Belgium, as well as other international countries. With over 60 breweries attending representing 10 different countries, visitors are spoilt for choice. This year, there’s a focus on gastronomy in combination with beer. Purchase a glass for the day or indeed for the whole weekend and buy tokens for the beers. Purchase tickets in advance online although admission and beer tokens can be purchased on the day of arrival too.
Belgian Beer Weekend – 6-8 September 2019 – Grand Place, Brussels
Brussels continues to celebrate its relationship with beer with this special festival being held in the picturesque Grand Place in the centre of the city. The Festival features small, medium and large Belgian breweries. Belgian Beer Weekends (http://www.belgianbrewers.be/en/events/belgian-beer-weekend-171/) starts on the afternoon of Friday 6 Sept 2019 with the traditional celebration of Saint-Arnould, Patron Saint of Brewers, and a consecration of the beer organised by the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle, in the Saint Michael and Gudula Cathedral. On the Saturday, a special procession of historical brewery carts and beer wagons takes place through the streets of Brussels. The revelry continues Sunday with bands and brewer confraternities parading through Brussels.