The town of Poperinge in Belgium organizes an annual beer festival.
Held over the two days of the last weekend in October, it’s often referred to as “Belgium’s cosiest beer festival”.
About Poperinge Beer Festival
This small town has an international reputation when it comes to beer.
Poperinge is the nation’s “hops city” in the Flemish part of Belgium.
Surrounded by hops fields, the town is also home to the national hops museum.
The Maeke Blyde event hall is transformed into a cosy beer village for the festival’s duration.
Beers and Brewers
There will be 25 brewers showcasing their finest beers, of which there will be over 100 to try.
Each year, new beers are revealed by the brewers, who are best placed to tell you about their beers.
Craft beers and ‘special’ beers are also featured at the festival.
There will also be plenty of food and music available.
How to get to Poperinge
You’ll find Poperinge in West Flanders, about 12 km west of Ypres and approximately 150 km from Brussels.
Trains run from Brussels direct to Station Poperinge, which takes approximately two hours.
Calais, Dunkirk, and Oostende are all close by if travelling from the UK by car/ferry.
More about Belgium
As well as being the international headquarters of the European Union and NATO, Belgium’s capital, Brussels, is a centre of style, art and design.
The ornate and opulent Grand Place (Grote Markt); One of Europe’s most beautiful and impressive squares.
It’s a small country, and towns are easily accessible, so it’s an excellent opportunity to visit the medieval old towns with their Flemish Renaissance architecture.
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