Top 3 Grandest Beer Festivals in the World
If you’re a fan of beer, you are probably familiar with the beer festival. Offering the opportunity to enjoy your favorite drink with like-minded people, there are thousands of events around the world that you can choose from. So if you also love traveling, you could find that the options are almost overwhelming!
Here, we take a look at three of the best beer festivals across the world.
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Antigua Beer Fest
Sunshine and good beer seem to go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that the Antigua Beer Fest is massively popular. As well as offering tastings of local and international beers, there’s an impressive program of entertainment. If live music is your thing, it’s definitely worth paying a visit. It covers every genre imaginable and there’s a strong party atmosphere for the duration of the event. Best of all, entry to the festival is absolutely free, letting you spend your hard earned cash on what really matters – sampling the ales! Antigua holidays are known for offering something for everyone, so there’s plenty of other activities to keep you busy if you want to turn it into a slightly longer stay.
The Great British Beer Festival
Hosted by CAMRA each and every year in Olympia Exhibition Centre, The Great British Beer Festival is the highlight of the year for many beer lovers living in the UK. There’s often more than 800 real ales and ciders on offer, so it’s sometimes worth staying for a few days just to take advantage of everything. There’s also tutored tasting sessions over the course of the event that are fantastic if you want to learn more about your interest. Look out for the food stalls too, which are often carefully paired with the types of drinks that are on offer.
NYC Craft Beer Festival
Mixing high quality beers with jazz music, this festival is a good choice for those who like to mix their favorite drink with a program of brilliant music. There are approximately 150 craft beers available, and there are also several food stalls that serve locally sourced and high quality snacks and meals. If you take things a little bit more seriously, be sure to sign up for the expert seminars. They focus on sharing the best and most in-depth knowledge, and are often ran by prominent figures in the world of beer.
As you can see, there are many options for beer lovers who want to take their interest to the next level. Will you be attending any of these events?