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Event Category: Wine and Beer Festivals

There was a time, not so long ago, that beer was frowned upon. Walking into a London pub in my early 20s I often faced the choice of lager or bitter, and if I was really lucky maybe a pint of Guinness. But things have changed and there is a plethora of beer on display ranging from the hoppy to the flowery, the traditional bitter to golden summer ales and weissbeer. Unsurprisingly, this has also seen an explosion in the number of beer festivals around the globe.

Beer Festivals London

Part of the reason for this is the fine work undertaken by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale), who have striven for the recognition and appreciation of traditional beer. One of the highlights of the beer drinkers calendar is the Ealing Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA and held in grassy Walpole Park in West London. Sample anything from a cloudy beer with a hint of grapefruit to a thick porter you can stand your pen in. There’s even wine and cider for those with a less-discerning palate.

Craft Beer Festivals

Another reason for the resurgence of beer is the emergence of craft ale – what we used to call homebrew in my childhood. Nowhere is this more the case than in the US, where the craft beer revolution commenced. While San Diego might claim to be the craft beer capital of America, there are American beer festivals across the country, including the Mammoth Festival of Beers or Bluesapalooza and the Great American Beer Festival. Often these double up as music festivals offering both kinds of music – Country and Western.

Belgian Beer Festivals

However, nowhere, with the possible exception of Germany, do the people take their beer as seriously as in Belgian. On any visit to the capital Brussels, you must surely note the reverence its inhabitants pay towards the mighty ale. And, if you travel around the country be sure to check up on what festivals are taking place during your visit. The Bruges Beer Festival and Zythos Bierfestival in Leuven are two that you just should not miss on your Belgium holidays.

Wine Festivals

If you are more into wine than beer then despair not, the world overflows with wine festivals too. For a slightly off-the-beaten-track wine experience then why not try the National Wine Day Moldova, a massive celebration of the vineyards that used to supply half of the Soviet Union’s wine. Or there is the Fiesta de la Vendiama in Chile, where you can watch the grapes being harvested, or even perhaps join in.

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July 2019

Ealing Beer Festival London, 2019

July 10, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane
London,W5 5BGUnited Kingdom
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Ealing Beer Festival

Held in Walpole Park, the Ealing Beer Festival each July is a highlight of the London borough’s series of summer events. This year marks the 30th anniversary of what is…

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Sapporo Summer Festival 2019

July 19, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Sapporo Saporro,Japan + Google Map
Sapporo Summer Festival Japan

Lasting a whole month from mid-July to mid-August, the Sapporo Summer Festival 2019 is packed with a variety of cultural, musical, gastronomical and fireworks events attracting...

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August 2019

Taste of Sonoma 2019, California

August 31, 2019
GREEN MUSIC CENTER AT SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park,CA94928United States
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Sonoma County is one of California’s finest wine regions. Noted for the quality of its wines, especially chardonnay and pinot noir, and a 45-minute from San Francisco...

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September 2019

Rhythm & Brews Festival, North York Moors

September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Moors National Park Centre Danby,YorkshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Rhythm & brews Festival

The Rhythm & Brews Festival is a new beer and music festival held in September to celebrate the diverse and talented pool of North East musicians, as well as regional…

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October 2019

Great American Beer Festival Denver, 2019

October 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Colorado Convention Center Denver,COUnited States + Google Map
$70 – $85
Great American Beer Festival

Denver, known as the mile high city, is hosting The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which expects to draw more than 60,000 visitors to sample its 4,000 beers from over…

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National Wine Day Moldova Wine Festival

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Great National Assembly Square, Great National Assembly Square
Chisinau,Moldova, Republic of
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The 18th National Wine Day Moldova will see hundreds of wines from some 60 producers on display over the two-day Moldova wine festival celebrating the country’s centuries-old...

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November 2019

Brussels Christmas Market 2019-2020

November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Different squares and streets including the Grand Place Brussels,Belgium
Brussels Christmas Market 2018

The Brussels Christmas Market is no doubt one of the best in Europe for food and atmosphere. Winter Wonders – as the market is dubbed – runs over two kilometres…

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February 2020

Bruges Beer Festival 2020 Belgium

February 1 - February 2
Brugs Bierfestival, 't Zand
Brugge,8000Belgium
Free
Bruges Beer Festival Belgium

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 ...

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CAMRA Derby Winter Ale Festival 2020

February 19 - February 22
Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road Pride Park
Derby,DE24 8JEUnited Kingdom
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£3 – £6
Derby Winter Ale Festival

February is the perfect time to visit the city of Derby, regardless of the state of the local football team Derby County’s fortunes. The 16th CAMRA Derby Winter Ale Festival…

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March 2020

RAW WINE Fair at Covent Garden, London

March 8 - March 9
The Store X, 180 The Strand
London,WC2R 1EAUnited Kingdom
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RAW Wine Fair

With the issue of sustainability very much to the fore of the food and drink industry, London’s RAW WINE fair is the place to learn all about wines that are good for the environment...

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April 2020

Fiesta de la Vendimia Chile 2020

April 1 - April 30
Various
fiesta de la vendimia chile

The vendimia is a generic word for harvests, though it usually refers to Chile’s wine harvest. Arguably, the centre of the fiesta de la vendimia Chile is the Maipo Valley,…

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