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Beer Events to Look Forward to in 2024

As the craft beer movement continues to gain momentum worldwide, so too do the celebrations of this beloved beverage. Every year brings new and exciting beer events, showcasing the creativity and passion of brewers from around the globe. In 2024, beer enthusiasts can look forward to a diverse array of festivals and gatherings, each offering a unique opportunity to sample innovative brews, connect with fellow beer lovers, and celebrate the artistry of brewing. In this blog, we'll highlight some of the most anticipated beer events happening across the world in 2024.

Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany: (21 Sept - 6 Oct 2024) No list of beer events would be complete without mentioning Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival. Held annually in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest attracts millions of visitors from around the world. While traditionally celebrated in September, the festival often spills over into October. Attendees can enjoy a vast selection of Bavarian beers, hearty German cuisine, and lively music and entertainment. From the iconic beer tents to the colourful parades, Oktoberfest offers an unforgettable experience for beer enthusiasts of all stripes.

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, USA: (10th - 12th Oct, 2024) Considered one of the premier beer events in the United States, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is a must-visit for craft beer aficionados. Hosted in Denver, Colorado, the GABF features over 800 breweries showcasing thousands of different beers. Attendees can sample a wide variety of styles, from hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, while also participating in educational seminars and tasting sessions led by industry experts. With its vibrant atmosphere and emphasis on quality and innovation, the GABF is a highlight of the American beer calendar.

Belgian Beer Weekend - Brussels, Belgium: (6th - 8th Sept, 2024) Belgium is renowned for its rich brewing heritage and diverse beer styles, making Belgian Beer Weekend a must-visit for beer enthusiasts. Held annually in Brussels, this three-day festival celebrates the country's iconic beer culture with tastings, brewery tours, and special events. Visitors can sample a wide range of Belgian beers, including Trappist ales, lambics, and saisons, while also enjoying live music and traditional Belgian cuisine. Belgian Beer Weekend offers a unique opportunity to explore the depth and complexity of Belgian beer traditions in the heart of Europe.

Craft Beer Rising - London, UK: (9th - 10th Aug, 2024) For those interested in the cutting edge of craft beer, Craft Beer Rising is a must-attend event. Held in London, this festival showcases the best of the UK's burgeoning craft beer scene, as well as offerings from international breweries. Attendees can sample innovative brews, attend masterclasses and tastings, and meet the brewers behind their favourite beers. With its focus on creativity and experimentation, Craft Beer Rising is a hub for beer lovers seeking out the latest trends and flavours in the world of craft beer.

Tokyo Beer Week - Tokyo, Japan: (22nd May - 2nd Jun, 2024) Japan may be better known for its sake, but its craft beer scene is rapidly gaining recognition on the international stage. Tokyo Beer Week celebrates this burgeoning industry with a week-long festival featuring tastings, tap takeovers, and beer pairing events. Visitors can sample a wide range of Japanese craft beers, from traditional styles to innovative brews inspired by local ingredients and flavours. Tokyo Beer Week offers a fascinating glimpse into Japan's evolving beer culture and provides a platform for both established breweries and up-and-coming artisans to showcase their talents.

In 2024, beer enthusiasts around the world can look forward to a diverse array of events celebrating their favourite beverage. From the iconic Oktoberfest in Munich to the cutting-edge Craft Beer Rising in London, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a seasoned beer aficionado or just beginning to explore the world of craft beer, these events offer unique opportunities to sample new brews, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and celebrate the artistry and camaraderie that make beer culture so special. Cheers to a year filled with great beer and memorable experiences! See our very latest new arrivals here.

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