BARCELONA BEER FESTIVAL

FAQs

BASIC INFORMATION

1. Festival dates and opening times:

The IX Barcelona Beer Festival will take place on the 13, 14 and 15 March 2020.

Festival Opening Times:

Friday 13 and Saturday 14: From 11 am to 11 pm

Sunday 15: From 11 am to 9 pm

BBF Pro Opening Times:

Friday 13 and Saturday 14: From 11 am to 7 pm

Sunday 15: From 11 am to 3 pm 

2. Where is it and how do I get there.

The festival takes place at: Centre d’activitats de la Farga de L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

The address is: Carrer de Barcelona, 2 08901 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat Barcelona

Using public transport:

Train: Ferrocarrils Catalans de la Generalitat:

Stops: Sant Josep or L’Hospitalet Avinguda Carrilet

 

Metro: Line 1 (red).

Stop: Rambla Just Oliveres.

3. Is there parking at the festival?

No. The festival does not have on-site parking. Near the Farga de L’Hospitalet, you will find a place to park, but spaces are limited so it is advisable to travel with public transport.

4. How do I pay for things at the festival?

The festival works with tokens, -the coin of the festival-, called Huxleys in homage to Steve Huxley. Each token equals €1. You can buy tokens online if you purchase an early bird ticket, and pick them up at the festival. You can also buy them at the ticket booths inside the festival.

Tokens are valid during the three days, but leftover tokens will not be returned at the end of the day or the festival.

5. Is it an accessible space for those with reduced mobility?

Yes! Access and facilities are adapted for people with reduced mobility.

6. How many beers are there at the festival and where can I see the list?

The total number of beers offered at the BBF 2019 equated to around 648. We will publish a full list on our website so you can download it and you can also check it through the free BBF application. Once inside the festival you will find all offerings on tap displayed on the superboard.

TICKETS

1. What is the price of the ticket, where can I buy one and what does it include?

A day ticket costs €7 online (plus management fees) and €8 if purchased at the box office. It allows access only on the chosen day and includes: a glass, two tokens and the Craft Beer Map.

A 3-day pass costs €10 (plus management fees) both online and at the door. It allows access to the festival for three days and includes: a glass, two chips and the Craft Beer Map.

The BBF Experience ticket costs €50 and is sold exclusively online, and will not be available at the venue. This pass allows access for three days and includes: a tasting glass, 20 chips, the Craft Beer map, the festival’s t-shirt and bag.

2. How much do beers cost?

If you have a festival glass, you can enjoy a beer for 2, 3 or 4 TOKENS (each chip equals € 1). The glass is always served full, do not ask the waiters to fill your glass halfway in exchange for half the price because they are not allowed. If you are interested in trying a lot of different beers, the BBF – Experience ticket is your ticket. It includes a tasting glass that allows tastings for €1 (1 TOKEN).

3. Can I come and go whenever I want?

Yes. When you enter you will be given a bracelet that will allow you to enter and leave the premises freely.

4. Are bookings for a named holder?

No. At the general public entry gates we will not ask you for identification, therefore, if you cannot attend and want to give your ticket away, you do not need to ask for a name change. The only rule is that the ticket must not have been previously validated.

5. I have a problem with my early bird entry, who do I contact to resolve it?

Write to  [email protected] and we will solve any issues you may have.  is.

6. Can minors attend the festival?

Minors can enter the festival for free but must be accompanied by an adult/guardian at all times. Obviously they will not be allowed to consume alcohol.

7. Can I enter with my pet?

No. Unfortunately the Farga de L’Hospitalet prohibits animals entering the premises.

FESTIVAL OPERATION

1. Can I keep the glass?

Yes. The glass can be taken home. Remember that if you plan on attending across multiple days, you will have to bring it back.

2. What do I do if I lose my glass or cup or if it breaks?

If you lose or your glass or it breaks you can buy another one at the information booth by showing your bracelet.

3. Will there be alcohol-free beer?

Yes. There is always at least one tap with non-alcoholic beer.

4. Will there be gluten-free beer?

Yes. At least one tap will have gluten-free beer.

5. I don't know what beer I might like, what can I do?

If between so many offers you are disoriented and don’t know what beer to ask for, you can approach one of our Beer Informers for help. They will guide you according to what you are looking for and like. You will find them easily because they are dressed in yellow vests.

6. Will there be other drinks at the festival?

There is a specific stand where you can buy great artisan coffee. If you are looking for water, you will find it for sale at the information booth.

7. Can you buy food at the festival? Will there be vegetarian or vegan options?

Yes. As a gastronomic festival, there will be a good supply of food. We invite 6 restaurants, carefully chosen, that are present throughout the festival with 3 or 4 options each. You can check their offering in the section: https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/gastronomy/. There is always at least one vegetarian option

8. What will I be able do inside the festival?

The festival is a gastronomic event where the main attraction lies in discovering the rich assortment of taste and sensory possibilities offered by beer. If you get hungry you can also taste any of the succulent food options that you will find within the festival. All this enlivened by open activities that you will find in the main room and other events, whose entrance you must have bought in advance online. 

As if that were not enough, we have also organised some musical and theatrical surprises. Check out all of the details on the website (https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/music-and-shows/) during the days before the festival is set to take place.

9. Is there a cloakroom service?

Yes, there will be a cloakroom area, managed by a third party company, where you can leave items which you do not wish to carry. Each item will cost €2. The festival will not assume responsibility for any objects that may become lost or damaged. Avoid leaving items of value.

10. I want the T- shirt! Can I buy it?

Yes! The T-shirt is for sale at the information booth. It is better not to wait for the last minute though because they are usually sold out quite quickly.

11. What activities are there and how can I sign up?

You can find information about all the activities on the website at: https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/activities/

If you want to participate in a directed activity we advise you be attentive to our networks and our website because there are a small number of places and usually book out in a few days.

Please remember that the activity is not including in your entrance ticket and you will have to purchase it separately.

 

12. Is there an APP for the Barcelona Beer Festival?

It is a free APP that you can download from the Apple Store and Google Play, where you can check all the beers available at the festival and information about each one of them.

13. What is the BBF Off?

The BBF Off (https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/related-establishments/) is a list of all the activities and events that are organized in the city in different friendly establishments, on the occasion of the BBF. They are not linked to the organization of the festival, but as we feel part of this great beer family, we like to give voice to good initiatives.

14. I lost an object at the festival.

Go to the information booth and ask about lost items.

PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC

1. What is the BBF Pro?

The BBF Pro is the B2B area of the beer sector aimed at the professional public that visits the festival. The purpose is to take advantage of the annual meeting structure the BBF has now, to generate business opportunities, knowledge exchange and promotion of the sector.

Within the festival, any interested person can visit the fair of exhibitors of products dedicated to some phase of elaboration, production or distribution of craft beer. And if you have an accreditation or a BBF Experience ticket you can also attend the technical conferences that take place in the Farga auditorium on the Friday and Saturday of the festival.

You can check all the information about the BBF Pro at:

https://pro.barcelonabeerfestival.com/

2. What is Barcelona Beer Challenge?

The Barcelona Beer Challenge began in 2016 and is currently consolidated as the main state competition, but it also has a broad international reach. The priority objective is to give value, visibility and recognition to the best quality beers through prestigious awards. The tasting to evaluate the more than 1100 references that are presented by the 50 professional judges invited, takes place weeks before, while the awards ceremony is held during the festival.

https://barcelonabeerchallenge.com/

3. What is the Craft Beer Map?

The Craft Beer Map is a map of recommended breweries (from Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain) that is given to all festival visitors. You can also check the online version and My Maps.

https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/related-establishments/

4. What is the Steve Huxley Award?

This is an award promoted by the festival’s organisers that gives recognition to professionals in the sector that stand out for their career and who have made an important contribution to the development of craft beer in the country.

All the information can be found at: https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/steve-huxley-award/

5. I need an invoice.

If you need an invoice, write us an email to: [email protected]

6. I am a journalist and I want to get accredited for the festival.

Write to our press department to understand the procedure

 

https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/en/press/

7. I am a professional in the craft beer sector, what options do I have to participate in the festival?

If you are a producer and you want your beer to be featured at the festival, you have to register through a form that we publish on the homepage of our website when the deadline opens, in autumn. If you want to better understand the requirements, write to [email protected].

If what you want is to have a stand to exhibit your produce related to craft beer, your place is the BBF Pro fair. Request information at:  [email protected]

If you would like to accredit yourself as a professional in the sector and enjoy the advantages of being part of the BBF Pro, what you have to do is acquire an accreditation. They are for sale online.

8. Are there presentations during the festival?

Yes. The BBF Pro, together with other collaborators, organises a conference program don Friday and on Saturday morning. They are aimed at professionals from the craft beer sector and you can access them for free by showing your BBF pro accreditation or the BBF Experience ticket.

9. I would like to work at the festival.

Write us an email attaching your CV and explaining your interest and availability to: [email protected].