Beer festivals around the world

In any other year, summer coming to a close would mean Beer Festival Season is upon us. Alas, it is 2020; which means pretty much everything is or will be cancelled. For nostalgia’s sake, we rounded up a few of these noteworthy events…and none of them take place in Germany!

Belgian Beer Weekend: Generally held in Brussels during the first weekend of September, breweries big and small come together to celebrate their suds. Enjoy beers of every kind while taking in the gorgeous Gothic architecture of La Grande Place, central square of Belgium’s capital city. 

Slunce ve Skle: This annual festival usually takes place the third weekend of September in Pilsen (Plzen), a picturesque city about 50 miles west of Prague in the Czech Republic. The name of the event translates to “sun in a glass”. Attendees can expect to only find microbreweries pouring here (no big guys allowed!) as the focus is more on artistry and quality rather than quantity.

Oktoberfest of Blumenau: Second only to Munich’s, this epic Brazilian celebration lasts over two weeks in October. Imagine all the kitsch and energy of Carnaval meets beer, lederhosen, and knockwurst. Blumenau is a city built by a handful of German immigrants in the mid-1800s. And though you’re merely miles from Sao Paolo, the architecture and spirit of the town is German through and through.

At Stockholm’s we always look forward to the various festivals and events that the good people of Geneva work so hard to put together. The Festival of the Vine weekend is one of our very favorites. And while we understand that the health and safety of community is paramount, it’s still a bit of a bummer to miss out on such a fun weekend. But as they have time over time throughout the entirety of the pandemic, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work creating a fun and safe event for the whole month of September. Sip & Sample Through September starts September 1. With the purchase of a $20 certificate from the Chamber, you can choose a food and beverage pairing experience at a participating restaurant. Of course, Stockholm’s is excited to participate. Tickets are on sale now at Stay tuned to our social media for our pairing menu!