Looking for a way to quench your thirst on a sunny day? Visit the Beer Festival in Berlin and enjoy a mixed variety of beer from over 180 breweries from Germany, Belgium, U.K and 85 other countries. The specialty of this festival is that it is a unique blend of culture and entertainment. This is held at Karl Marx Allee which is over 2km long, located between Starus and Frankfurt Gate.
The festival ground, will have 18 stages setup offering live music and 20 beer regions selling culinary specialties. Sumptuous food, good music and stage shows for entertainment, make the event more holistic and add to the festivities.
The event attracts thousands of people each year, giving visitors a chance to sample scores of different beers in a city that is- with no exaggeration- beer obsessed. You will find all countries promoting their brands of beer in the festival offering 2000 varieties of beer.
One name to look out for at this year’s beer mile is Mullerbrau, a Bavarian beer that took a gold star at the 2014 World Beer Cup and is therefore something to start at the event. Altbayrisch Hell is one of the award winning beers presented by Mullerbrau.
But it’s not just about established large-scale breweries. The Beer Mile has also seen a growing number of small breweries and craft beer producers coming to show off their products, reflecting the changing beer drinking scene in Berlin.
One name to look out for is local nano-brewery Vagabund Brauerei, exhibiting at the Biermeile. Try their Imperial Pale Ale or their Triple Double IPA for a taste sensation- it might not be anything like what you’d expect from a beer, but that’s exactly the point of a festival like this. But where else should craft beer lovers head for on a visit to Berlin?
There is craft beer crawl in the city that takes the participants in search of that illusive brew you can’t find anywhere else. The problem with beer drinking in Berlin, as with so many things, might not be where to start, but where to stop.