The Barcelona Beer Festival is the biggest meeting point in southern Europe for craft beer amateurs and professionals. A gastronomic experience that will immerse you into an authentic sensory universe where you will discover the thousand and one possibilities of this succulent drink.
Crack open a cold one and mingle with hops aficionados from all over Europe at the eighth edition of Barcelona’s weekend-long beer festival. With ample opportunities to meet brewers, sample more than 400 different beers and take part in debates and conferences, the event offers beer lovers a wide-ranging timetable covering all aspects of brewing culture.
Activities will take place in two separate areas, which include a 50-tap bar and a live cooking space, where visitors can accompany their beverages with a freshly made gourmet snack. To close the festival, a panel of judges will present awards to the best beers as part of the Barcelona Beer Challenge.
Between sipping and biting at the Barcelona Beer Festival, you can also participate in a number of activities that have been organized in different spaces within the Farga over the three festival days.
And the BBF goes even further, with initiatives such as the BBF Pro (where professionals in the beer sector can meet) and the Barcelona Beer Challenge, the largest beer competition, awarding the best beers from the last year.
Born out of a passion for craft beer, it is the engine that continues to drive the festival.
Where to stay
Most of the places near this event are reserved in advance, so book early enough to avoid paying the highest prices or, worse yet, not having a place to stay.