Borefts Beer Festival 2015
posted July 14, 2015 12:48 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri September 25 at 6:00 PM, Brouwerij de Molen
Doortocht 4, 2411 DS Bodegraven, Netherlands (Map & Directions)
Europe's best craft and boutique beer festival, held at Brouwerij de Molen, in the Netherlands. Now a MetaFilter tradition!
Each year, the Dutch brewery Brouwerij de Molen organises a beer festival and invites a bunch of their friends, who turn out to be some of the most interesting brewers in Europe. The festival lasts two days. Entry price is around 20 euros, which includes a glass, 8 beer tokens, a programme, and a bottle of water to help cleanse the palette.

The festival is also offering special beer-themed 3-course meals each evening. Information will be posted when it's available.

More information on the festival can be found on their website. The list of brewers and beers is still being assembled, but a number of Scandinavian brewers are coming, including Narke.

Each year, the breweries are challenged to produce a particular beer style. This year's style is Saison.
posted by daveje to Meetup (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Why yes, I think I shall!
posted by sldownard at 12:14 AM on July 16, 2015

With bells on - nay, completely covered in bells - on both days. Three guests in tow on one of the days, will update asap.

Will be great to down brews with you guys again. 😄

Bobbie, ya betta come!
posted by likeso at 3:30 AM on September 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

I can't make it, y'all better have one for me and the big guy. Enjoy!
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:45 PM on September 19, 2015

Saturday is the day I'll be bringing the plusthree. Friday is the day I'll be aaallll aloooooone.

Right. Two questions:
1. I couldn't find info about the meals, and I checked periodically. Did I miss it?
2. Times, folks. Gimme times.

Thanks daveje!
posted by likeso at 3:40 AM on September 21, 2015

I'll be coming over from jbex on Friday, so I'll be in around four-ish.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:53 PM on September 21, 2015

I've seen no information about meals, but there's always plenty of stalls with goodies. We won't starve.

However, due to a catastrophic brain failure, I've managed to double-book Liz and I for the Friday night. We have tickets for King Crimson in Utrecht, so we have to leave around 7 at the latest. We'll be there all day saturday though.

I'll be there early both days, probably from 1 or even earlier.

BTW, there's a 'pre-sale' link on the website, which allows you to prepay for your entrance and a number of tokens at cheaper rates than at the festival, and also lets you breeze in using a special queue, as opposed to the longer and slower one that the hoi polloi will use.
posted by daveje at 1:17 AM on September 22, 2015

Nearly full list of beers here:
posted by daveje at 1:20 AM on September 22, 2015

Good news! It looks like hanachronism and I will be stopping by for the Saturday.
posted by Blasdelb at 1:17 PM on September 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh, yay! The gang will then be fair complete!

And, beguiled by my tales of lovely folks, intoxicating beverages, not to mention...smoked, grilled, cheese-infused worst... (*o, be still my heart*) two more plusones may show up tomorrow. Ha!

Dave, I should be rolling in around two, so I'll give you or Liz a call after I sail past the hoi polloi. 😎
See you at four, Martin. Blessings continue to rain upon your head for proudly bearing that worst back to the table last year. I will never forget how we all first gave it the side-eye, took teensy tastes, and then morphed into vultures.
posted by likeso at 2:26 AM on September 25, 2015

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it today and likely neither on Saturday, as my back has played up and left me unable to walk even a few metres without going kerflooey.
posted by MartinWisse at 3:54 AM on September 25, 2015

Oh, Martin no! Can we help? Do you need anything? I checked here to say that it's looking more like four for me today, so I haven't left town yet. Let me know.

And hey, if you're up for it tomorrow, we could always rustle up a wheelchair.... Just sayin'. 😋
posted by likeso at 4:32 AM on September 25, 2015

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