Throughout the whole of Noord-Brabant, catering establishments and breweries, among others, organize many beer activities during the Week of the Dutch Beer. From Thursday May 24th to Sunday, June 3rd, enthusiasts will discover the versatility of Dutch beer. During beer tasting sessions, beer dinners, master classes of beer brewing, a beer festival and guided tours in breweries.
On May 24th the Week of the Dutch Beer is traditionally opened at the Nederlands Bierproeffestival (Dutch Beer tasting festival) in The Hague. It will be closed with the Dutch Brewery Days from Friday 1st to Sunday June 3rd. Over 100 breweries throughout the country then open their doors to the public. Every organization can join the Week of the Dutch Beer by organizing a beer-related activity. For an overview of all activities and more information about participation, see the website below.
Bustling beer culture
Henri Reuchlin, chairman of the Week of the Dutch Beer: “With the Week of the Dutch Beer, we celebrate the buoyant Dutch beer industry. And the consumer can experience all those fine beers.” Cafés, restaurants, breweries, liquor stores and other organizations provide every day for various beer-related activities throughout the country, during the week. From special beer dinners and tastings to beer pub quizzes, workshops and beer walks and cruises.
Jet van de Griendt, Biersommelier and brewer of Brouwerij St. Joris:
“The Week of the Dutch Beer is an excellent opportunity for us as a catering establishment and brewery, to give extra attention to our beer. And we notice in the region that the interest in the Week is only growing.
Therefore, St. Joris Brewery in Breda is obviously taking part of the Dutch Brewery Days and we organize a nice beertasting. And the extra support we receive from the organization is great too. We are already looking forward to a week full of Dutch beer! ”
For overview activities and information, see the website:
Translation by: Joris