Planning a trip to Europe can be a very exciting time in your life. There is so much to see and much to indulge in. If you are planning a trip over there, you might want to plan it around one of their many beer festivals.
These festivals are different from America’s because they offer a taste of some different brews only Europeans have had the pleasure to try. You may think that they are only planned in Germany, but think again because areas such as the Netherlands and Belgium have them as well.
Here is a look at some popular beer festivals in Europe:
- Great British Festival in London - Every August this festival runs on the banks of the Thames River. With all of its events and scenery, it is hard not to attend this one. Each ale is judged there as awards are given out for specific categories. It has been going on since the ‘70s and occurs the first full week of August.
- Belgian Ale Weekend - This festival takes place the first full weekend in September and held in Brussels. They are well known for their specialty ales, especially the ones made by the Trappist monks. This is a unique festival due to its selection of brews. Their Lambic is one of the most popular sellers.
- Oktoberfest – Of course many of you had heard of this festival. Every fall people gather for great German food and brews from all over. This is the most attended festival in the world as it draws in thousands of attendees each year. There are many activities planned for this every year. If you do plan to go, get your tickets early as possible and make reservations in advance.
These are the three most popular beer festivals in Europe. There are many more, but these ones are the most popular every year. If you would like to find out more, you can contact your local travel agent for detailed information. You can also research it on the Internet as well where you will find pictures and directions in case you are considering the journey.
When attending these events, be sure and abide by European laws when it comes to drinking and driving. You may want to take a bus or taxi to the event.