Ten best beer festivals on the planet (part 1)
We haven’t talked about food here for a while and today we’re going to change that a bit, by talking about the ten best beer festivals on the planet. True, not exactly food, but it might as well be for many seeing how beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world.
These events are great not only for those who like beer as their tipple of choice, but also those who want to try out new types of the drink.
The Great British Beer Festival – London, United Kingdom
This one is held in London every year, and the 2012 event attracted more than 50.000 visitors.
The festival is organized by the Campaign for Real Ale – CAMRA – and this year’s festival is expected to surpass last year’s record breaking attendance thanks to its offer of 800 different real ales, foreign beers, perries and ciders.
Pilsner Fest – Pilsen, Czech Republic
Yes you read that right, there’s a town called Pilsen and that’s where Pilsner was invented, so there are few better locations for a beer festival.
This festival has been going for over 200 years and both the town’s people as well as many visitors turn out in force to celebrate the type of beer that put the town on the map. This festival also runs for a long time from the 5th of October to the 10th of November, so you have quite a large window of opportunity to visit.
The Great American Beer Festival – Denver, United States
Not the greatest reputation amongst the beer festival, being hit and miss, but this festival si quite big business, more than 49,000 visitors go through about 37,000 gallons of the amber liquid on average.
The 2013 event will be taking place from 10th-12th October, so there’s still time to plan a trip.