Attend unique masterclasses focussed on the beer brewing industry. For companies as well as individuals an unforgettable experience!


Beer Dinner

A 5-course dinner with matching beers, composed by a collaboration of beer sommeliers, top chefs and beer breweries. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening!


Brewing Competitions

For amateur- and professional brewers: do you think you can brew the most tasteful beer? The winner of the amateur brewing competition is going to leave with an amazing price!

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Beer Festival Groningen 2020

” The largest beer tasting of The Netherlands “

On Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday April 18 2020 the tenth edition of Beer Festival Groningen takes place. Like previous years the event will be held at the Martinikerk (church), which makes for a unique atmosphere. Taste the most divers beers, brewed by the best local and (inter)national breweries.
After nine successful editions this year we welcome you to our tenth edition, where once again there will be a wide variety of national and international draught and bottled beers presented to you. Next to that, Beer Festival Groningen offers a varying programme consisting of several masterclasses, brewing competitions and an unforgettable beer dinner.


“I really enjoyed the festival: it was the most beautiful Beer festival I’ve ever had, the location was simply amazing and the organization excellent.”

Giovanni Campari

“Beer people, can’t tell you how much fun Groningen has been, if you’re looking for a festival with top beer & food then Bierfestival Groningen it is!”

Melissa Cole

Beer dinner 2020

Are you up for an evening where you will enjoy a mouth watering 5-course dinner made by top chefs, paired with outstanding beers? Then get your tickets for the beer dinner on Wednesday April 15 2020, which starts off the beer festival in style! The walk-in is between 18:30 and 19:00. At 19:00 the dinner begins. This will be a delicious evening with beers from the north of Holland and regional dishes co-created by beer sommeliers, top chefs and brewers.

Get a unique experience as volunteer!


During the beer festival we will give several different masterclasses evolving around beer brewing and the beer brewing industry, which you can attend! These masterclasses are highly interesting for entrepeneurs and individuals alike.

This is your chance to learn about beer crafting techniques, the influence of using different materials, taste special selected beers and food pairings and more. Experience a boat tour through the Groninger canals while a highly respected beer sommelier teaches you about unique selected beers.

We’ve put together a beautiful program for you! You’ll find more information about the masterclasses at a later stage, so keep an eye on this page.

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