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Poperinge Beer Festival, Belgium

28 October 2023 - 29 October 2023


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The Poperinge Beer Festival is one of the most popular beer festivals in Belgium. Held in the town of Poperinge close to the French border, near Ypres, the beer festival is now celebrating its 26th anniversary.

The Belgian beer festival features some of the best beers in the region, as well as launching new beers especially at the festival.

Dubbed Belgium‘s cosiest beer festival, Poperinge drew more than 2,800 festival goers in 2021. These came from as far afield as France, the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Sweden, the US, as well as Belgium.

There is also food and live music at the festival which is held in Maeke Blyde festival hall in Poperinge.

Poperinge Beer Festival 2023


The 2022 beer festival will be held on 28 and 29 October, 2023. It is organised by Beerclub Poperinge, with the municipality of Poperinge.

This year there will be some 125 beers from 25 breweries. You can find the selection of breweries on display here. There will also be some special beers especially for the festival.

Live Music

In addition to the beer, there will be live music from the MG’s Brothers, and Blue Jerry.


Admission is free from 2:30 pm to 11pm. A starter pack costs €15, and includes one glass and five tokens.

Poperinge Hop Museum
Poperinge Hop Museum
Where is the Festival?

The festival will be in the Maeke Blyde, turned into a cosy beer village with wooden floor, expanded beer terrace. It’s address is Doornstraat 43, 8970 Poperinge.

Where to Stay in Poperinge?

If you are looking for accommodation in Poperinge for the beer festival, or you wish for more information on what to do in Poperinge, visit the official tourism website for guidance:

Other Beer Festivals in Belgium

Poperinge is not the only beer festival in Belgium. Click on the links to discover more about: the Bruges Beer Festival, Brussels BXL Beer Festival, and the Zythos Beer Festival.

Further information on the Poperinge Beer Festival 2023

For anything else, please click on the official website here.


28 October 2023
29 October 2023


Maeke Blyde
Doornstraat 43,
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+32 (0)57 36 08 93

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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