Catalonia's biggest celebration of craft beer returns for 12th edition

Barcelona Beer Festival unites local and global brewers for three days

The Barcelona Beer Festival in 2019
The Barcelona Beer Festival in 2019 / Barcelona Beer Festival
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March 5, 2024 09:23 AM

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The Barcelona Beer Festival, Catalonia's largest celebration of craft beer, returns to the Catalan capital for its 12th edition.

From March 22 to 24, the Fira de Barcelona-Montjuïc will be transformed into a haven for beer lovers looking for an array of beers from local artisans and global brewing masters.

This year, Quebec, the Basque Country and Poland are among the new countries invited to showcase their latest productions.

As always, hundreds of beers will be available at the festival, offering a wide variety of styles and flavors.

Tickets for the Barcelona Beer Festival 2024 are available from as little as €5 on the event's website.

Barcelona Beer festival 2024
Barcelona Beer festival 2024

Catalonia's craft beer industry

Catalonia’s craft beer scene is booming. The industry has seen exponential growth in practically all metrics for over a decade, save for the slight bump due to the pandemic. 

Across Catalonia, there are over 100 craft breweries, which make around 1,000 different beers. Before the pandemic hit, there were precisely 117 brewhouses, while the health crisis lowered this figure to 107. 

2019 saw more than 5 million litres of craft brew produced in Catalonia. The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic saw this drop to just over 3.5 million litres, but the long-term trend is clear, Catalonia is making and drinking more and more craft beer each year. 

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