Warsaw Beer Festival

Warsaw Beer Festival
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The Warsaw Beer Festival (Warszawski Festiwal Piwa) is a biannual celebration of craft beer held in the Polish capital of Warsaw every spring and fall. The event takes place at the Marshal Józef Piłsudski Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium, also known as the Polish Army Stadium, located in the borough of Śródmieście.

The inaugural Warsaw Beer Festival was held in October 2014. The festival aims to introduce the general public to a wave of surprising new beers that provide a nice counterweight to boring lagers offered by large breweries or imported from other countries. It features only best of the best brews, putting a special emphases on unique and unusual flavors.

The microbrewing (craft brewing) movement began in the UK in the 1970s and has been growing ever since. Still, many craft breweries find it hard to promote their products. One of the main goals of the Warsaw Beer Festival is to help craft brewers connect with beer lovers and to promote beer culture in Poland.

The Warsaw Beer Festival is a three-day event packed with tastings, panel discussions, workshops, lectures, and more. Whether you are a craft beer aficionado or a newbie in the world of craft beer, you will find something interesting here. Most of the activities are in Polish, but there are several tastings for non-Polish speaking visitors. Keep in mind that some tastings and workshops require a separate admission ticket that do not grant admission to the festival itself. To enter the festival, you’ll need an entrance ticket or a 3-day pass.

The May 2018 edition of the Warsaw Beer Festival was held jointly with the Warsaw Beer Celebration (Warszawskie Święto Piwa). It was a ten-day event featuring Warsaw’s best craft beer pubs and an exciting program of pub crawls, food pairing workshops, meetings with brewers, lectures, and other accompanying events.

In 2020, the event was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Warsaw Beer Festival

Photo: Zuzanna Konarska | warszawskifestiwalpiwa.pl




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