Barcelona Beer Festival 2021

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.

Here you can find the activities program and the list of Vibes we have arranged for this BBF edition, alway trying to offer you the most complete, fun and dynamic proposals

Activities

BBF ticket is required to access these activities.

Friday 17/12/2021

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.

CAT / CAST / ENG
15:00h – 18:00h
Sala Gran

Presentació Estudi Cervesa Artesana Espanya (AECAI) – free entrance
The Spanish Association of Independent Artisan Brewers (AECAI) has produced the first Technical Report on the State of Craft and Independent Beer in Spain, a document that will provide specific data on the craft beer sector and its influence on the market.
To reach this goal, the artisan brewers collective has relied on the experience and technical knowledge of a specialized company as Beer Events, organizer of the Barcelona Beer Festival (BBF), and the Social Innolabs Foundation, promoter of social spaces of innovation.

CAT / CAST
13:00h – 14:00h
Sala AV

Extreme tasting with Les Trois Mousquetaires
Get ready for an activity ONLINE where we will meet the director of the renowned Canadian brewery Les Trois Mousquetaires, Christian Marcil, who will talk about his brewing project and the Canadian beer scene, and give us a guided tasting of 2 of his beers, including the special edition BBF from LTM. A must!

ENG
16:00h – 17:30h
Sala AV – Online

MicroPubs – The new local (Documental)
BBF presents the documentary MicroPubs, by Director and Producer Syd Heather, which we will interview prior to the screening of the film. Synopsis:
All across the UK, a micro revolution is happening. As traditional pubs continue to close at astounding rates, a dedicated number of small one-room pubs are shunning all technology, encouraging real human conversation and most importantly, promoting real cask ale to their customers.
Beer Hops&Hopes (Alles Agullons) will be served to audience, courtesy of BBF.

ENG
18:00h – 19:30h
Sala AV

Tast Rotatiu Cerveses Àcides i Mixtes
Live-Tasting, in rotative format, to meet 4 breweries that are among the most recognized in brewing sour and mixed beers: Ales Agullons, La Calavera, Santa Pau and Mager. During 1 hour, 8 different beers are tasted, 2 from each of the collaborating brewers. An intense tasting session to exchange knowledge and impressions with some of the protagonists of the local beer scene.

CAT / CAST
17:00h – 18:00h
Aula Tast

BioLupulus: presentació noves experiències amb els seus llúpols. Rotatòria de 6 cerveseres.
After a new harvest, we once again receive BioLupulus colleagues to present new experiences of breweries with their hops. For this tasting, you will find beers from Cervesa del Montseny, Cerveses JK, Kibus, Moska de Girona and Rufa Cervesa de l’Empordà. For hopheads and local beer lovers.

CAT / CAST
18:30h – 20:00h
Aula Tast

Saturday 18/12/2021

BBF Discovery (saturday)
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.

CAT / CAST / ENG
12:00h – 19:00h
Sala Gran

Italian Grape Ale: Cuando al cerveza se cruza con el vino
Lecture by Alessandra Agrestini:
Three letters in an acronym hiding a lot of grapes and different elaborations. A journey between a style-not-style that has had a really faste development and incredible success in the world of Italian craft beer.

ESP / ITA / ENG
12:00h – 13:30h
Sala AV

Tast Rotatiu ACAIB Balears
Live-Tasting, rotative format, meet 4 breweries from the Balearic Islands: Breaking Brou, Sullerica, Graham Pearce and Adalt Brewers. During 1 hour, 8 different beers are tasted, 2 from each of the collaborating brewers. An intense tasting session to exchange knowledge and impressions with local brewers from the Balearic Islands.

CAT / CAST
12:00h – 13:00h
Aula Tast

Embotit de muntanya i cervesa, amb Fundació Oficis de la Carn
Come and enjoy the country’s traditional charcuterie in this delightful sausage and craft beer pairing: two worlds that fit together perfecty. The activity, with explanations about elaboration, history and anecdotes about sausages in Catalonia, will count with Josep Dolcet Llaveria from Fundació Oficis de la Carn, an entity willing to dignify, promote and maintain traditional meat-related jobs and products.

CAT / CAST
13:30h – 14:30h
Aula Tast

“Posa-me’n una de cada” – Reflexions entorn a l’oferta cervesera, les tendències i el seu impacte
New session of the Sectorial Symposia of the Barcelona Beer Festival, with the presence of Aran Leon (La Pirata), Quiònia Pujol (Lo Vilot), Angie Gesteira (La Cervecita Nuestra de Cada Día) and Eduard Broll (Crusat), in order to analyze the conditions in the supply of a craft brewery, the balance between fixed varieties and single batches, and the impact on the entire value chain. A high level round table, during which a small beer tasting will be served, courtesy of BBF.

CAT / CAST
16:00h – 17:30h
Aula Tast

Cascade Brewing: Wild American Beers & tasting
This year we are honoured to welcome to the Festival the brewer of the famous Cascade Brewing, Mike Mathis. To celebrate, we’ve put together a tasting of 3 of their exclusive and beloved beers, with explanations around the project of this Portland brewery, as well as technical details on American Wild Beers. If you like sour beer, fruit and barrel aging, do not miss this opportunity!

ENG
17:30h – 19:00h
Sala AV

Tast Rotatiu Cerveseres Emergents de Barcelona
Live-Tasting, rotative format, to meet 4 emerging breweries from Barcelona: Engorile, La Textil, Oddity and Animus Brewing. During 1 hour, 8 different beers are tasted, 2 from each of the collaborating brewers. An intense tasting session to exchange knowledge and impressions with some of the protagonists of the local beer scene.

CAT / CAST / ENG
18:00h – 19:00h
Aula Tast

Beer&Art – Basqueland
Basqueland, as the current winner of the Barcelona Beer Challenge, comes to the BBF with a proposal that will not leave anyone indifferent, making a peculiar pairing of beer and art, counting for this activity with its head brewer, Oscar Saenz, the founders of the brand Ben Rozzi and Kevin Patricio and illustrator Marcos Navarro, creator of their renowned image.

CAST
19:30h – 21:00h
Sala AV

Sunday 19/12/2021

BBF Discovery (sunday)
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.

CAT / CAST / ENG
12:00h – 19:00h
Sala Gran

El Racó d’en Cesc
Nine years of Festival; nine years with our colleagues from El Racó d’en Cesc, a restaurant in the Eixample district that enhances his impeccable culinary offer with a stunning and pioneering beer offer. Sommelier Edgar Rodríguez and chef Toni Romero prepare us a complete new session in showcooking format in which they present us one more year the very best of their cuisine, always in conjunction with beer.

CAT / CAST
11:30h – 12:30h
Sala AV

Tast Rotatiu Cerveses Imperial Stout
Live-Tasting, in rotative format, to meet 4 breweries that are among the most recognized in brewing Imperial Stout beers: Montseny, La Pirata, C Tretze and La Quince-Guineu.. During 1 hour, 8 different beers are tasted, 2 from each of the collaborating brewers. An intense tasting session to exchange knowledge and impressions with some of the protagonists of the local beer scene.

CAT / CAST
12:00h – 13:00h
Aula Tast

“Tast-Presentació Cerveses Bulgaria (Ludmil Fotev)”
Journalist and brewer Ludmil Fotev is delighted to present at this BBF edition, at least, three beers with typical ingredients from his country, Bulgaria. IGA styles with Bulgarian grape-wort, and some others with local spices, even herbal tea. A real experience with original aromas and tastes from Eastern Europe.

ESP / ENG
13:00h – 14:00h
Sala AV

Apoyando, inspirando y reforzando el papel de la mujer en el sector profesional de la cerveza ¿Conoces Pink Boots Society?” – free entrance
Pink Boots Society presents its project at BBF, open to the public. The main goals of this presentation is to make women visible in beer world, from a professional perspective. Also to analyze the association’s projects from the point of view of scholarships + networking + CBD.
They will explain the different ways of participating: being a member, being a sponsor, collaborating with donations.
We will finish with a round of Q&A.

CAST
13:30h – 15:00h
Aula Tast

BBF-Vibes

BBF – CELLAR

Each day from 11h to 19h

Our little secret, beer-geek paradise. A place where you can find exclusive bottles to taste. Remember BBF-Lab? This is our new interpretation.

Only available for Professionals and BBF-Experience.

 

BBF – CORNHOLE

Each day from 11h to 19h

BBF has his own CornHole place where people can try it and have some fun, with option to play two games at once. Definitely an entertainment for the beer audience that fits perfectly with the philosophy of the festival.

MEET THE BREWER

Friday from 16h to 22:30h
Saturday from 11:30h to 22:30h
Sunday from 11:30h to 15h

MTB consists of a particular space within the enclosure, without physical barriers, where several brewers will have the possibility to present their beers to the public in a direct and dynamic way. The goal is to serve the beer and present it to distributors, hoteliers, baristas or the general public, while they are tasting it.

HOMEBREWING BY FAMILY BEER

Each day from 11h to 19h

A place to understand homebrewing, to touch raw materials, to learn about procedures.. Designed and guided by Family Beer, who presents their new project “Gastronomical Gym Kit”, not for beginners but promoting improvement for Home Brewer.

CHILDREN´S AREA

Saturday and Sunday from 11:00h to 17:00h

Exclusive area where kids can enjoy and play, all supervised by a group of educators.

PHOTOCALL

Always available

Small size versión or our iconic blackboard, bell included! Draw for a pairing dinner at Racó d’en Cesc for 2 people among all those taking pictures and sharing on social networks with hashtag #BBF21.

BBF DISCOVERY

Friday from 15h to 18h
Saturday from 12h to 19h
Sunday from 12h to 19h

Activity guided by the Beer Informers who will tour you around the festival and will arrange 3 beer tastes for the participants.