Beer Festival Groningen 2017

The seventh edition of ‘Beer Festival Groningen’ will take place on Wednesday the 19th, Thursday the 20st, Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of April. The ‘Martinikerk’ will be the beautiful decor of the festival just as the years before. After six successful editions, the seventh year anniversary will be celebrated this edition with a broad variety of national and international draft beers and bottled beers, which will be presented again. Besides that, Beer Festival Groningen offered a varied programme which consisted out of various master classes and competitions.The festival will be divided into five sessions:

  • Wednesday the 19th of April          Beer diner 
  • Thursday the 20th of April          7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. 
  • Friday the 21st of April               7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. 
  • Saturday the 22nd of April          1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
  • Saturday the 22nd of April          7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. 

Visitors will get the chance to attend master classes from famous international beer gurus. For the seventh time in a row a brewing competition will take place for amateur and professional brewers. Besides the competition for amateur brewers, there will be a brewing contest for professional breweries. After the successes of the previous years the organisation has decided to continue with the beer and food contest on the following festival. 

A few reviews about the previous festival which makes us proud are written down below.


"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, April 14th

“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 is it!” Melissa Cole, April 14th

“Is toch een prachtig bierfestival met verrassende en mooie bieren en gezellige mensen”. Fiona de Lange, April 13th

“Complimenten aan organisatie en vrijwilligers van #BFGM13. Een groots, bijna on:Nederlands festival. Hulde!” Rick Kempen, April 12 th

“Great day today first judging home brewed Weizenbier with some distinguished colleagues, then chatting to some great brewers!” Des de Moor, April 14th


“Beer Festival Groningen. Hear, see, smell, taste and enjoy!”