Barcelona Beer Festival 2022

ActivitIES

Between sipping and biting at the Barcelona Beer Festival, you can also participate in a number of activities that have been organized in different spaces within the Farga over the three festival days.

On the one hand, we have a varied PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES within which you can find pairings, show-cooking, meetings with brewery masters, sensory experiments, and much more. All this with beer as a centre of attention and with thanks to our collaboration with a large number of professionals in the sector who come to share their knowledge, products and discoveries with us.

On the other hand, we propose the BBF – VIBES that are fun and diverse spaces, which you will find in the Main Hall while you are enjoying your own beer experience.

Activities

You must have a ticket to the BBF to access these activities.

Friday 14/10/2022

Craft Beer Tour around Barcelona

Activity led by Gerard Mir (Ex-Nihilo Brewing) offering all attendees a beer route through the city of Barcelona and its bars. Tours around the most important neighborhoods will be presented, which can be done by feet and which highlight the locals who bet on quality beer and take care of it. About the places mentioned on the routes, we’ll speak about beer offering, its history, the type of establishment (bar, brewpub, restaurant), the gastronomic offer and the cultural activities that take place there (tastings, pairings, concerts, workshops)…

Sala Audiovisuals
Friday 14 October  [13:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAT / CAST / ENG
Price: 3€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

SOSAB (Science of Sour Ale Brewing) Presentation and tasting

Science Of Sour Ale Brewing (SOSAB) stands for beers brewed authentically in the South of West Flanders according to Belgian tradition. The beers age authentically but are intriguing, fascinating and bitter. They are Sour Ales with a twist. This presentation / tasting will make us live an special experience with “XX Grand Cru” and “XII Flemish Red Ale”, tasting a foodpairing with this last beer and tiramisú. In www.sosab.be you can find more detailed information.

Sala Audiovisuals
Friday 14 October  [15:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: ENG
Price: 6€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

O’HARA’S: Presentation and tasting with the founder

O’hara’s is a great example of a family craft brewery that has managed to combine innovation with its traditional processes and quality raw materials to achieve success. We will have the privilege of having the owner and founder of the brewery, Seamus O’hara’s, who will tell us the history of O’hara’s while leading a tasting of three references of his brand.

Sala Audiovisuals
Friday 14 October  [16:30h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAST/ENG
Price: 2€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

Online Tasting with Aslin Beer

Aslin Beer Co. was founded in 2015, and since the inception of Aslin Beer Company, they’ve aimed to create a culture that celebrates beer with a passion and depth of knowledge that’s contagious to others. From ales, to sours to those hefty DIPAs, they invite us to dive in with them.
They propose to redefine American beer culture, reeducate our palates and revive our passion for really good beer, together.
Activity will be an online brewery presentation and beer tasting, where assistants will taste three of their beers: Beer Drinking Is Not A Crime, Cash Only and Double Orange Starfish.

Sala Audiovisuales
Friday 14 October  [18:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: ENG
Price: 6€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

Online Tasting with The Ale Apothecari

Online meeting with Paul Arney (Presentation and tasting). Here’s his amazing presentation:
“”My name is Paul Arney, and I started The Ale Apothecary in 2011 up in the woods outside of Bend, Oregon. Connor Currie started working with me soon thereafter. Inspired by the unnamed brewers of history, our goal is to tie the brewery to the land and create beer with a sense of place. With the raw, soft water that comes out of the ground, with the wild airborne yeasts we share with the trees, we hand-make beer without the fingerprint of industrialization, where time and our brewing process are as important as the barley malt and hops we source locally. Our beer is 100% naturally carbonated, with Oregon honey or fruit juices. We avoid the processing aids that are typically used in most contemporary breweries; relying instead on myth and legend combined with Time and Experimentation…the result is our own particular brand of magic. Long-term barrel-aged beer is our specialty and we produce a wide variety of wild ales and historically-inspired one-offs. All our beer is mashed in oak, boiled in copper, open-fermented in wood vats, then aged in barrels until we put the beer into corked bottles prior to maturing in our cellar before we release them to you.””
Doesn’t is sounds awesome to you? Let’s buy this activity now!!
The activity offers, too, a tasting of two of their beers: El Cuatro and Ralph.

Sala Audiovisuales
Friday 14 October  [19:30h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: ENG
Price: 6€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

Rotary Tasting Hoppy Beers

Rotative Tasting where attendees will enjoy 8 tastings in 75 minutes, a diverse and intense experience.
There will be 4 brewers from 4 different breweries located in each corner of La Pérgola del BBF, each one with an audience of up to 8 people. Each brewer will carry out a 15-20 minute tasting, where two beers will be tasted. Once the tasting is over, the brewers will rotate, moving to the next group of attendees, to perform their tasting again. An intensive beer tasting!
In the Rotating Tasting of Lupulized Beers the following breweries will participate: Península, Juguetes Perdidos, Attik and Engorile, who will invite us on a journey through the world of IPAs, NeIPAs and their whole family… this promises to be an exiting trip!

LA PÈRGOLA
Friday 14 October  [12:00h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: 10€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

POP UP Cheese Bar
The Barcelona Beer Festival POP UPs are a new activity proposal for the Festival, with the intention of creating a beer pairing action open to the public, inside La Pèrgola of the BBF. This space, intended for tastings and presentations, will become a meeting place for all attendees, a bar open to everyone for a few hours. The proposals are consciously designed to guarantee the enjoyment of the public, combining different styles and beer proposals with exciting gastronomic elements.
In this case, we present the POP UP – CHEESE BAR!
This cheese bar gives us the opportunity to enjoy a good Neipa from the Attik brewery paired with cheeses from the north of the peninsula.
Are you hungry…? see you at the bar!

LA PÈRGOLA
Friday 14 October  [14:00h]
Duration: 180 minutes
Language: CAST
Price: 4 tokens (cerveza + platito queso) (activity open to BBF attendees)

 

POP UP Oyster Bar
Barcelona Beer Festival POP UPs are a new activity proposal for the Festival, with the intention of creating a beer pairing action open to the public, inside La Pèrgola of the BBF. This space, intended for tastings and presentations, will become a meeting place for all attendees, a bar open to everyone for a few hours. The proposals are consciously designed to guarantee the enjoyment of the public, combining different styles and beer proposals with exciting gastronomic elements.
In this case, we present the POP UP – OYSTER BAR!
We invent a bar that could be in the middle of Barceloneta or on the French coast, where you will enjoy a pairing between oysters from the Ebro Delta and Oyster Stout. The oyster shop will present the activity with an oyster display that will create a buzz… You can’t miss it, show must go on!

LA PÈRGOLA
Friday 14 October  [18:30h]
Duration: 210 minutes
Language: CAST
Price: 4 tokens (cerveza + 1 ostra) (activity open to BBF attendees)

 

BBF Discovery
Enjoy a guided tour of the Festival with a tasting included! Starting from the Beer Informers’ meeting point, small groups of participants will visit the main points of attention of the Festival, with the chance to taste 3 different beers with detailed explanations from the activity’s guide. The best way to get in touch with the BBF and get to know the basic guidelines and parameters of beer tasting.

Todo el recinto BBF
Friday 14 October  [19:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: cat/CAST
Price: 5 €  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Saturday 15/10/2022

Gastronomic Trip around BBF’s history (Racó d’en Cesc)

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the festival, the Racó d’en Cesc offers us a journey through time remembering the dishes and pairings that the legendary restaurant has presented in previous editions of the BBF. Craft beer paired with sophisticated and quality dishes, by Edgar Rodríguez and Toni Romero, to experience one of the most successful activities of recent years.

Sala Audiovisuals
Saturday 15 October [11:30h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “10 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

“A world of beer” Presentation and tasting Beer & Co

In the past two decades, the beer revolution has swept the world and changed the beer landscape forever. If anything has changed, it is a renewed focus on taste and flavor, both with consumers and brewers: call it craft beer. And, it doesn’t matter how old a brewery is: craft is not determined by age or size, it is a mentality. To give you a random overview of how creative brewers have become, we’ll take you through a tasting flight of five beers from five breweries. American, Dutch and Belgian. Over two hundred years old, or just turned 10. Trappist or vocationally radical. Immerse yourself in a tasty world of beer, and beers of the world. Bier&cO Beer Ambassador Rick Kempen will talk and guide you through it.

Sala Audiovisuals
Saturday 15 October [13:30h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: ENG
Price: “5 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

IGA: an advantageous meeting of different worlds

This activity gives us the opportunity to discover the Italian Grape Ale (IGA) style.
It is a fruit beer with grape must, present as natural fruit, sapa (cooked must), fermented must or even just with the skin. Different recipes produce acidity or aromatic characters or spicy tones.
The “”Classical Method”” of production will be explained through “”Il Tralcio””, beer from Birrificio del Forte.
The presentation and tasting will be in charge of Alessandra Agrestini, teacher and international judge, and Francesco Mancini, brewer of the Birrificio del Forte.

Sala Audiovisuals
Saturday 15 October [15:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAST/ENG
Price: “2 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Film Screening “Lambic about time & passion” + online interview with Gert Christiaens from Oud Beersel Brewery + Lambic Beer Tasting

Screening of “”Lambic about time & passion”” (director: Daniel Ruiz), the documentary that gives voice to this emblematic style, featuring those characters who play an important role in the development and preservation of this ancient style of beer (Brouwerij Boon, Brasserie Cantillon, De Cam, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Lindemans, Oud Beersel Brewery, Gueuzerie Tilquin).
Before the screening, there will be an online interview with Gert Christiaens of Oud Beersel Brewery, to greet him and comment live on his point of view on the current situation of the Lambic style. A lambic beer from Oud Beersel Brewery will be offered to attendees, during the pass.

Sala Audiovisuals
Saturday 15 October [17:30h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAST/ENG
Price: “2 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Online Tasting with Afterthought Brewing

Online meeting with Mike Thorpe from Afterthought Brewing (Presentation and tasting). Here’s his presentation:
We are a small, family-run, saison-focused brewery in Lombard, Illinois brewing 1.5-barrel batches. Saison is a style that was born in the Belgian and French countryside, traditionally consumed by field laborers. We believe saisons should be dry, relatively low in alcohol, highly carbonated, and thirst quenching.
Our saisons take inspiration from Old World traditions, but also incorporate American and other New World fruit and hops. We emphasize the use of oak and fermentation with yeast and bacteria outside of traditional brewer’s yeast. We use Midwestern ingredients when possible.
Our individual beers are based on concepts and, like wine, will vary from batch to batch; our production is entirely manual without any automation. We believe in subtlety of flavor and that saisons are often, though not always, enhanced by a bit of lemonade or wine-like tartness, though not by outright acidity. We plan to create beers that we enjoy, and hope that our community will embrace them too.
Sounds nice, eh? Let’s do it, buy it now!!
The activity offers, too, a tasting of three of their beers: Afterthought Ale, Extra Noble and Pacifica.

Sala Audiovisuals
Saturday 15 October [19:30h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: ENG
Price: “10 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Màger Tasting – Innovation Award Barcelona Beer Challenge

Molina for Brewers presents this tasting of the brewery that won its Innovation Award at the Barcelona Beer Challenge 2022: Cervesa Màger.
Aleix Puig, brewer and founder, will offer us a varied and exciting tasting, tasting several references from Màger, a brewer with an important recognition in the specialty of sour, wild and mixed fermentation beers.

La Pèrgola
Saturday 15 October [12:00h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “6 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Introduction to Beer Tasting

Basic level workshop to introduce attendees to beer tasting, by Ariel Caballero. Topics such as color, appearance, body, bitterness, sweetness… Activity designed for participants who are curious and want to know more about the analysis, tasting and enjoyment of beers will be discussed.

La Pèrgola
Saturday 15 October [13:30h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “5 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Rotary Tasting: El Celler de les Cerveseres

Rotating Tasting where attendees will enjoy 6 tastings in 60-70 minutes, a diverse and intense experience.
There will be 3 brewers from 3 different breweries located in the corners of La Pérgola del BBF, each one with an audience up to 8 people. Each brewer will carry out a 15-20 minute tasting, where two beers will be tasted. Once the tasting is over, the brewers will rotate, moving to the next group of attendees, to perform their tasting again. An intensive beer tasting!
In the Rotating Tasting “”Celler de les Cerveseres”” we will have the participation of WILD NATION (Laugar), OBLIVION (La Pirata) and CELLAR SERIES (Guineu), new parallel proposals from the three breweries that will take us into the sour world, as well as new brand trends.

La Pèrgola
Saturday 15 October [17:00h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “10 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

POP UP Ice Cream Bar – L’ATELIER

Barcelona Beer Festival POP UPs are a new activity proposal for the Festival, with the intention of creating a beer pairing action open to the public, inside La Pèrgola of the BBF. This space, intended for tastings and presentations, will become a meeting place for all attendees, a bar open to everyone for a few hours. The proposals are consciously designed to guarantee the enjoyment of the public, combining different styles and beer proposals with exciting gastronomic elements.
In this case, we present the POP UP – ICE CREAM BAR (L’ATÉLIER)
On Saturday there is an ice cream snack at the BBF! The colleagues of the Atelier will prepare delicious ice creams for us on top of our Black Block de La Pirata, with ice cream of a sophisticated taste and a very smooth texture, they will fill our glasses to experience this exciting combination of ice cream and beer.
What would Panoramix say? Go for it, for Tutatis!

La Pèrgola
Saturday 15 October [19:00h]
Duration: 180 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “4 tokens (cerveza + helado)” (activity open to BBF attendees)

BBF Discovery

Enjoy a guided tour of the Festival with a tasting included! Starting from the Beer Informers’ meeting point, small groups of participants will visit the main points of attention of the Festival, with the chance to taste 3 different beers with detailed explanations from the activity’s guide. The best way to get in touch with the BBF and get to know the basic guidelines and parameters of beer tasting.

Todo el recinto BBF
Saturday 15 October [12:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “5 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

BBF Discovery

Enjoy a guided tour of the Festival with a tasting included! Starting from the Beer Informers’ meeting point, small groups of participants will visit the main points of attention of the Festival, with the chance to taste 3 different beers with detailed explanations from the activity’s guide. The best way to get in touch with the BBF and get to know the basic guidelines and parameters of beer tasting.

Todo el recinto BBF
Saturday 15 October [19:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “5 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

ESCAPE ROOM ABADIA

“You are at the beginning of the year 1922 and the Rodriguez are the most dangerous black market criminal organization in the country. The only ones capable of making beer disappear from all establishments and close the factories with the sole objective of imposing and selling their own product for profit: an inspired liquor of very low quality.
But there is hope. The brothers Tomás and Roberto Osborne, founders of Cruzacampo, asked the Abbot of the city’s Abbey to keep the original Cruzcampo recipe under lock and key for people who really proved to be great experts and lovers of beer. Every 15-20 minutes they will serve a new beer that will help you in your quest to escape alive from the Abbey. Good luck on your adventure: only the group that is the fastest and solves the puzzles, demonstrating their brewing knowledge, will be the one that survives. The only way to escape with the recipe is to prove that you are worthy of the Abbot’s respect, and manage to beat him in his favorite game.”

SALA 8 (1r pis)
Saturday 15 October [12:00h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAST
Price: “5 €” (does not include the festival entrance fee)

Sunday 16/10/2022

Beer food pairing: Recovering unwitting pairings

Beer is one of the most consumed drinks, but it may not enjoy the recognition it could have in gastronomy. How many times have you been eating something with a beer and realized that the combination was very good? We want to recover those involuntary pairings and explore the gastronomic possibilities that beer brings us. Come hungry, you can’t talk about pairings without trying them!

Sala Audiovisuals
Sunday 16 October  [12:00h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAST
Price: “8 €”  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

“Fermentation beyond the grain” (Lov Ferments) Tasting of pre-Columbian drinks + Book presentation

Lov Ferments is a space located in Poble Nou, intended for the fermentation of food and drinks. In this talk it will be explained how to ferment food, soft drinks and drinks in general, so you understand what their activity is. The book they have published “”Fermentar: fundamentos y técnicas de un arte milenario”” by Robert Ruiz will also be presented.
To complete the session, a tasting of pre-Columbian drinks will be offered.”

Sala Audiovisuals
Sunday 16 October  [14:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAST
Price: “3 €”  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

Round-Table discussion about Mixed and Wild Fermentations

Ales Agullons, Santa Pau, Segarreta, Lo Vilot, La Calavera, La Salvatge… more and more breweries are opting for these styles. Joan Villar (Birraire) organizes and moderates a round table with all these invited breweries, with the aim that those attending can understand and value the offer we have in the territory. Attendees will be offered the festival’s special edition beer: “Hops & Hopes, edition 10 years Barrica”.

Sala Audiovisuals
Sunday 16 October  [16:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “2 €”  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

What’s a wine book doing here? Presentation with wine and beer tasting, and book presentation

Jordi Luque presents “”Vinos Libres””, his first book, dedicated to artisan wines. But why does he do it at the Barcelona Beer Fest? Well, because in his book the author explains, precisely, that the world of wine has a lot to learn from the brewer. He will be accompanied by Mireia Pujol-Busquets, director of the Alta Alella and Celler de les Aus wineries, and Adrià Felisart, founder of Molta Malta, who will give us a taste of his award-winning Grape Ale (Bronze at the Barcelona Beer Challenge 2021): a crossover between two worlds, sometimes facing each other.

Sala Audiovisuals
Sunday 16 October  [17:30h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “3 €”  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

Workshop: “Brew your own Beer”

Homebrewing workshop led by Pablo Vijande (+Malta). A dynamic and enjoyable activity, with an affordable technical level, to understand and learn how to make your own beer at home. Includes tasting of beers made by +Malta.

Pèrgola
Sunday 16 October  [11:30h]
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “2 €”  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

Rotary Tasting New Breweries

Rotative Tasting where attendees will enjoy 8 tastings in 75 minutes, a diverse and intense experience.
There will be 4 brewers from 4 different breweries located in each corner of La Pérgola del BBF, each one with an audience of up to 8 people. Each brewer will carry out a 15-20 minute tasting, where two beers will be tasted. Once the tasting is over, the brewers will rotate, moving to the next group of attendees, to perform their tasting again. An intensive beer tasting!
In the “Rotating Tasting of Cerveceres Novells” we will have the participation of the breweries Ex Nihilo Brewing, Submarina, Orient Street and Mosquito. They will present their novelties, resulting in a unique opportunity to get to know 4 emerging breweries and their proposals.

Pèrgola
Sunday 16 October  [15:30h]
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: “6 €”  (does not include the festival entrance fee)

 

POP UP – Chocolate Bar

Barcelona Beer Festival POP UPs are a new activity proposal for the Festival, with the intention of creating a beer pairing action open to the public, inside La Pèrgola of the BBF. This space, intended for tastings and presentations, will become a meeting place for all attendees, a bar open to everyone for a few hours. The proposals are consciously designed to guarantee the enjoyment of the public, combining different styles and beer proposals with exciting gastronomic elements.
In this case, we present the POP UP – CHOCOLATE BAR
End of party on Sunday, so it’s a must to taste chocolate at the BBF! Pol Contreras, a great chocolatier known as the agent of chaos, proposes a pairing between several of his chocolates and HidroMel from the HOBAC brewery. Undoubtedly, a rollercoaster of sensations available to all attendees! You can not miss it!

Pèrgola
Sunday 16 October  [17:00h]
Duration: 180 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: 4 tokens (cerveza + platito chocolate)  (activity open to BBF attendees)

 

BBF Discovery

Enjoy a guided tour of the Festival with a tasting included! Starting from the Beer Informers’ meeting point, small groups of participants will visit the main points of attention of the Festival, with the chance to taste 3 different beers with detailed explanations from the activity’s guide. The best way to get in touch with the BBF and get to know the basic guidelines and parameters of beer tasting.

Todo el recinto BBF
Sunday 16 October  [12:00h]
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: CAT/CAST
Price: 5€  (does not include the festival entrance fee)