Cheers to that! Dust off your lederhosen and enjoy the festivities of the three day International Beer Festival in Berlin. No one does a beer festival like the Germans. Approximately 800,000 beer lovers from across the globe flock to Berlin every year to do the things they’re best at, drinking and having a laugh alongside like-minded people. The crowds fill the streets as thousands of steins of beer are consumed. The best part about it? Entry is completely free!
Spoilt for choice
We all have the one trusty beer that no matter where we go, it’s our go to drink if it’s on tap. Yet, going to a beer fest is all about trying different beers, you may never have thought about tasting before. With a total of 2,400 different beers to try from all four corners of the planet, 350 breweries from almost 90 countries you’ll be spoilt for choice. Although, we don’t recommend trying to work your way through them all over the course of the weekend! From mango to banana beers you’re sure to find an unusual flavour that you may not be able to try elsewhere.
World’s longest beer garden
Along a section of the Karl-Marx-Allee, shaded by trees, is where you’ll find the longest beer garden in the world, as recorded in the Guinness World Records at 1,820m. On the Biermeile, you’ll find a whole host of entertainment programmes including live music and shows. The vast choice of beers on offer is what brings everyone here, the entertainment programme with live music and shows sets the tone perfectly. After one or five beers we all love a sing and dance to some timeless tunes.
You can buy a 0.2 litre glass that has the festival logo decorated on its front and works perfectly as a beer sampler. We all know there’s nothing worse than ordering a pint, taking that first sip and coming to the realisation that it’s not to your liking. Plus, it’s also a lovely momentum to take home and put up in your glass cabinet alongside other collectibles.
The Berlin beer festival takes place during the first weekend in August – Friday (midday-midnight), Saturday (10am-midnight) and Sunday (10am-10pm).