Barcelona Beer Festival: the European craft beer summit

Barcelona Beer Festival: the European craft beer summit

Barcelona is preparing to host the twelfth edition of the Barcelona Beer Festival, an event that will transform the city into the European capital of craft beer.

From March 22 to 24, 2024, Fira Barcelona’s Hall2 Pavilion will open its doors to welcome fans and experts from all over the world in search of the best craft beers.

With an impressive selection of up to 400 craft beers, both local and international, visitors will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of styles and flavors.

From the most innovative and avant-garde beers to the most traditional and renowned, the Barcelona Beer Festival promises to satisfy all tastes and preferences.

Barcelona Beer Festival exalts local beer

One of the highlights of the festival is its focus on local beers. With approximately 40% of the beers coming from Catalonia and 30% from the rest of Spain, the event offers a unique platform to highlight the quality and diversity of Spanish craft beer.

In addition, 30% of the beers come from countries around the world, including Poland and other brewing destinations.

The festival’s main bar, with more than a hundred taps in line, will be the epicenter of the action, offering an unparalleled experience for beer lovers.

Here, attendees will be able to enjoy a wide selection of emerging local beers in the “Catalan Beers – Consume Local” space, as well as nationally and internationally recognized brands.

In addition to beer, artisan wines and other activities

In addition to the beer offerings, the Barcelona Beer Festival will also feature a booth dedicated to various craft and local wines, providing visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of artisanal and local beverages.

In addition, there will be a gastronomic area offering carefully selected culinary delights to pair with the beers.

The festival is not only limited to beer tasting, but also offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment. From tastings and pairings to live cooking shows and live music, there will be something for all tastes and ages.

One of the novelties this year is the GastroShow, a gastronomic space that will feature the participation of eight renowned zero kilometer restaurants, offering traditional and contemporary culinary proposals paired with the festival’s beers.

This initiative seeks to highlight the importance of food and beer pairing, as well as to promote local and sustainable cuisine.

In addition, the Barcelona Beer Festival will host the InnBrew: The Brewers Convention, the only brewing convention in Spain aimed at producers and industry professionals.

This section will offer training, trends and debates on the quality of craft beer, as well as the Barcelona Beer Challenge awards ceremony.