--- BXLBeerFest 2021 postponed to 2022 (exact dates to be determined)
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that BXLBeerFest 2021 is postponed to 2022.
This isn’t an easy message for us and we have discussed this thoroughly among ourselves, but with all the rules and measurements to follow and the uncertainty, we can’t organise the festival as we see it, as we intend it.
With the decrease of the infection numbers earlier this summer/late spring and the ‘GO’ given by our government for the organisation of bigger events we eagerly started planning the 2021 edition. We were, and we know you as well, looking forward to a summer where things started to get normal again, where you could go to a beer festival to discover and enjoy some good beers with friends. We were looking forward to washing away an horrible year 2020 and 2021...
Unfortunately the guidelines to follow to organize a Covid-safe event issued by the government are demanding to say the least. Even with a tuned-down edition as we planned, it takes much more effort and almost as much man power as with our normal event. We always aimed to have a low threshold event, available to all, being it in atmosphere and entrance and token prices. Organising a smaller event with as much effort as it would take would be a big financial risk.
The bigger problem however is the recent increase in numbers of infected patients, the rise of the Covid-variants and the idea that the peak has yet to come (end of summer holidays). We’re afraid that the government might issue new rules, making it even more difficult to organise BXLBeerFest and making all our efforts so far go in vain. Going all in, consecrating all our time, starting the build-up, investing money in infrastructure, people and location,... without being sure that things won’t change by the end of August is too much to bear.
Our sincere apologies. We know this is a let down and we hope we can count on your comprehension and support. This leaves us beaten but not broken, disappointed but not without hope… We’ll be back!
--- EXCLUSIVE BEER PACKS
If you bought a 2020 or 2021 Exclusive Beer Pack, it doesn’t change anything. The packs will be ready for pickup in Brussels on 21&22 August 2021, as planned. We’ll let you know the exact location and schedule in a few days. We remind you that, if you can’t come, you always have to possibility to give your ticket to the proxy of your choice.
*** UPDATE: Exclusive Beer Packs pickup at La Source Beer Co. on 21&22 August 2021 (12pm to 8pm) and 28&29 August 2021 (from 4pm to 8pm on Saturday, from 12pm to 8pm on Sunday). More info
*** UPDATE 2 : If you didn't get your pack already, you can come at La Source Beer Co during their opening days and hours (see their Facebook page for all details) from this Saturday 4th September 2021 until Sunday 26th September 2021 (Zwanze Day weekend). There won't be any extension.
--- ENTRY TICKETS AND TOKENS
If you bought entry tickets or tokens, you will receive an email with all details. If you have any question, please send an email to email@example.com ; we don’t discuss specific orders via social media.
Be safe, stay strong #SanteïBXL
Not just another beer festival
We want to give Brussels the place it deserves at the top of the list of the best beer cities in the world. Many of the world's capital cities already have an internationally acclaimed craft beer festival. Not only should Brussels be included in that list, but it should feature right at the very top. The BXLBeerFest aims to put it there.
BXLBeerFest has plenty of international ambition. Beer lovers and enthusiasts from all over the world will be welcome to discover a wide selection of beers from Brussels and from the rest of Belgium as well as from other places around the world (30 breweries). Beer has no boundaries!
We have selected only independent breweries who produce nothing but quality craft beers. The best thing is that they’re all friends. We're creating a crossroads where these friends can meet. At BXLBeerFest there is no place for industrial beers. Good, honest beer, straight from the brewer to you!
Convivial, easy-going, an environment to enjoy and taste beer... We aim to create a new standard because good, honest beer deserves your full attention. Delivered by us in a professional way and tasted by you in a relaxed atmosphere. That's the way we do it in Brussels!
Beer. But not only that. Beer AND good food: it goes together like malt and hops. Culinary, gastronomic, authentic... We’ll give beer the culinary recognition it deserves at the BXLBeerFest.
Co-owner and passionate spirit of Moeder Lambic, an internationally acclaimed bar that played a big role, and still does, in the good reputation of Brussels concerning fine, authentic beer. Experienced taster with an honest opinion. Loves good authentic and artisanal products.
Favorite beers: Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek, De Ranke XX Bitter, Brasserie de la Senne Taras Boulba.
Owner of Nüetnigenough and notorious nighthawk. With his Nüetnigenough restaurant he managed to put Brussels on the map when it comes to good, artisanal beer and authentic cuisine. Nüetnigenough has become a must-go for every beer tourist but the locals surely aren’t strangers to this fine spot. Knows the Brussels bars and restaurants like the inside of his pocket.
Passionate gourmand, avid gourmet. Working as a web developer and beer reporter, he created his own communication agency MeetMyBeers.com, to help small independent breweries with their identity. Doesn't fear the debate, even likes to start it up. Likes to share his enthusiasm for craft beers.
Favorite beers:Tilquin Gueuze à l'Ancienne, Blaugies/Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise, Brasserie de Bastogne Ardenne Stop
Self-employed. Selling window and door hardware during the day, avid taster and blogger on BelgianBeerGeek.be after hours. Fan of beer with a good head and a big dose of aromatic hops. Likes to watch breweries and trends from a distance with a healthy portion of common sense.
Favorite beers: 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze, Brouwerij 't Verzet Super NoAH, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel.
Reportage télé de BX1
Tour & Taxis : au moins 6000 visiteurs ont participé au BXLBeerFest (BX1)
BXLBeerFest 2019 : bien boire et bien manger (BXL Blog)
On est allés découvrir ce qu’était une “bière honnête” au BXL Beer Fest (newsmonkey)
BXLBeerFest: het groeiende walhalla van biergeeks (Het Laatste Nieuws)
At the crossroads (Beer Idiots)
Reasons not to miss awesome BXLBeerFest (Kaeru Beer)
6,500 visitors and 60 breweries attend BXLBeerFest in Brussels (The Brussels Times)