Belgian Beer Weekend

There are few places as legendary in Belgium as the Grand Place (Grote Markt) in the heart of Brussels. Now imagine the gigantic square filled with beer lovers and lots of stands where you can taste and drink Belgian beer. Can life be better than this?

The Belgian Beer Weekend is all about showcasing the variety of beers that Belgium has to offer. Brewers from different regions come together to present their finest creations, allowing visitors to taste and appreciate the craftsmanship behind each brew. It’s a celebration of Belgian beer culture and a chance for people to explore and discover new flavors.

If you come to Brussels for the Belgian Beer Weekend, you can look forward to:

  1. Taste a Variety of Beers: The festival offers a chance to sample a wide range of Belgian beers, from fruity lambics to rich Trappist ales. Visitors can purchase tasting tickets and explore the diverse flavors that Belgian breweries have perfected over the years.
  2. Learn About Brewing: For those interested in the art of brewing, the Belgian Beer Weekend often features educational sessions and demonstrations. Brewers share their knowledge, explaining the ingredients and processes that make Belgian beers unique.
  3. Enjoy Belgian Cuisine: The festival is not just about beer; it’s also an opportunity to savor Belgian cuisine. Visitors can indulge in delicious food pairings that complement the various beer styles, enhancing the overall tasting experience.
  4. Live Entertainment: To add to the festive atmosphere, there’s often live music and entertainment. It’s a chance for visitors to relax, enjoy the company of fellow beer enthusiasts, and immerse themselves in the lively ambiance of the event.
  5. Purchase Souvenirs: Many breweries have stalls where visitors can buy their favorite beers or unique Belgian beer-related souvenirs. It’s a great way to take a piece of the Belgian beer culture home with you.

What are you waiting for? Get ready to enjoy the upcoming Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels.

Belgian Beer Weekend 2023

Dates: September 9-10
Location: Grote Markt

A short history of the festival.

It all began in 1999 when the Belgian Brewers Guild decided to create a special event to celebrate the unique and delicious beers made in Belgium. As you already know, Belgium is famous for its many different kinds of beer, and the festival aimed to bring people together to enjoy and appreciate this rich beer culture. The first edition of the festival took place in the beautiful Grand Place, and it has remained on this fantastic location since then.

Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity, attracting beer lovers from all around the world. It became an annual tradition, eagerly awaited by locals and visitors alike. The event showcases the craftsmanship of Belgian brewers who take pride in creating beers with diverse and interesting flavors.

Top events in Brussels in 2015

What are the best events in Brussels in 2015? In this short article we will introduce you to the best programs in Brussels.
Brussels 2015
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and it is among the most exciting and colourful cities in Europe. Through the whole year multiple programs and activities are waiting for the visitors from the various concerts, festivals to the most interesting exhibitions. So in this article we will list some of the highlights of the city in 2015.

One of the most awaited festivals in Brussels is the ‘Brussels Film Festival’ which will take place some time in April 2015, the dates of the festival are not confirmed yet. At the festival you can check the best movies and there will be countless programs related to film and movie making as well.

Another popular festival in the city is the ‘Art Brussels’ where you can check the most beautiful contemporary art. The ‘Art Brussels’ presents the most talented European artists to the visitors and shows over 125 galleries from over 20 countries. The festival will be held from 25th April to 27th May in 2015.

If you like jazz music then the ‘Brussels Jazz Marathon’ is the perfect program choice for you. The ‘Brussels Jazz Marathon’ takes place at various venues in the city from cafe houses through clubs to hotels and at the marathon over 4000 musicians will perform. The ‘Brussels Jazz Marathon’ will be held some time in May 2015.

Probably the most awaited event in the city is the ‘Belgian Beer Weekend’ where over 50 breweries from all over the world will be presented. This is the biggest beer event in Brussels and at the festival you can also try the best Belgian beers. The ‘Belgian Beer Weekend’ will take place some time in September this year there are no exact dates announced yet.

Each year some time in the end of November the Christmas markets appear in the city. The Christmas markets are the perfect place to do some pre-Christmas shopping, try the best mulled wines and dishes and to get into the holiday spirit as well. The Christmas markets usually open from the end of November until the end of December.

Apart from the markets and the various festivals in the city Brussels hosts some of the best concerts in 2015. In this year visitor can enjoy the performances of the most famous artists of the world such as Hozier, Interpol, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and so on.

If you want to know more on the various programs and activities in Brussels read on here in our Brussels Guide!