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Bruges Beer Festival 2023 Belgium

June 10, 2023 - June 11, 2023


€20
Bruges Beer Festival

Since its first edition in 2007 the Bruges Beer Festival (“Brugs Bierfestival” in Flemish) has earned itself a reputation as one of Belgium’s best beer festivals, and that is saying something for the country renowned for having some of the finest beers in the world.

Featuring an epic range of 500 top beers from some 90 breweries, the Bruges Beer Festival attracts over 20,000 visitors every year from across the country and beyond. At every new edition of the festival new beers are presented making sure there’s always a few surprises for returning beer lovers.


Overwhelmed by the number of Belgian beers? Read about CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) latest edition of the Good Beer Guide Belgium and pick up a copy before you leave.


Brugs FestivalBruges’ centuries-old tradition of brewing combined with a rich café culture make for an excellent place for some serious beer sampling activities.

Trappist beers

Trappist beers are mostly top-fermented beers brewed by Trappist monks. There are strict brewing criteria in order to sell a beer with the “Authentic Trappist Logo”, including that it must have been brewed by monks within a Trappist monastery or supervised by them, and that the brewery should not be the monastery’s main activity and not making profit with income going towards charity and the monastery’s expenses.


Can’t get enough of beer? Visit also the Zythos Bierfestival in April, Belgium’s largest beer festival.


There are only twelve recognised Trappist beers in the world – half of them are in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy, the US and England. In recent years the monks of Leicestershire’s Mount Saint Bernard Abbey started brewing “Tynt Meadow”, the UK’s first Trappist ale. Apparently, the Bruges Beer Festival is the only one in the world where all the Trappist beers from Belgium and the Netherlands are available, even the difficult to find Westvleteren.

Participating breweries at the Bruges Beer Festival 2022

Apart from the Trappist beers, 90 breweries offering more than 500 beers. The following breweries attended the 2022 Bruges Beer Festival:

3 Fonteinen
Achel
Atrium
Bar Belge
Bruges Breweries
Biermaekers
Boon
Bourgogne des Flandres
BramBrass
Brews Lee
Brouwerij B
‘t Brugs Bierinstituut
Brussels Beer Project
Brasserie {C}
Cantillon
Chimay
Cornelissen
De Bock
De Brabandere
De Circus Brouwerij
De Halve Maan
De Keukenbrouwers
De Leite
De Meester
De Ranke
De Vier Monniken
Den Herberg
Dikke Jan
Dilewyns
Dok Brewing Company
D’Oude Maalderij
Dupont
Duvel Moortgat
Enigma
Frontaal
Gigant
Hanssens
Hedonis
Het Anker
Huyghe
Klondiker
La Source
La Trappe
Lambiek Fabriek
Lefèbvre
Leroy Breweries
Lindemans
Lupulus
Moat
No Science
Omer Vander Ghinste
Orval
Oud Beersel
Palm, De Hoorn en Rodenbach
Rochefort
Roman
Rostune
Santé Beer
Sint Bernardus
Siphon Brewing
Stokhove
Stroom Brouwers
Strubbe
The Brew Society
The Musketeers
Tilquin
Timmermans
Tourette Brewing
Tzawezien
Van Steenberge
VBDCK Brewery
‘t Verzet
Vindevogel
Jessenhofke/Slaapmutske
Vivement Dimanche
Vliegende Paard
Warmenbol
Westmalle
Westvleteren
White Pony

BMCC
The BMCC will host the 2022 Festival

Where will it take place?

This year the Bruges Beer Festival 2023 will take place at the new BMCC at Beursplein.

When is the Bruges Beer Festival 2023?

The next festival is scheduled to run on 10 and 11 June.

Entry to the Festival

Entry is free while a “starters pack” can be bought for €20; this includes a BAB tasting glass, booklet and a chip card with BABcoins.

Bruges hotels

Make sure you book your accommodation well in advance. To find the best Bruges hotels and flights to Brussels, search via our comparison engine, which scans all the major booking sites, so you don’t have to.


More information about the Bruges Beer Festival:

Visit the Bruges Beer Festival website or its Facebook page for the latest updates.


Details

Start:
June 10, 2023
End:
June 11, 2023
Cost:
€20
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Website:
https://www.brugsbierfestival.be/

Venue

BMCC at Beursplein
Beursplein
Brugges,Flanders8000Belgium
Phone:
050 44 8000
Website:
https://www.brugge.be/bmcc
Let the adventure begin.