3rd Annual Craft Bier Festival
The next “Craft Bier festival” is on Sunday, September 1, 2013!
Why does Switzerland need a Craft Beer Festival?
It’s simple. There are a lot of great beers available in Switzerland; yet, it’s difficult to get them. When you go into a restaurant and ask for a beer you aren’t given a choice. Usually the restaurant owner will just bring you whatever they have. It’s not really their fault though. Consumers need the opportunity to learn more about what types of beer are available. The Craft Beer Festival is a small educational step in this direction. Once you’ve tried a great beer from a microbrewery you’ll want more. We (consumers) need to demand to see the beer list when we go out to eat and ask for options when we go into our local grocery store. Our goal with this Craft Beer Festival is to improve your options (and ours…we want to go out and have choices too). Drink local!!!
We drive all over the country meeting brewers, trying their beer, and collecting beer for this festival (it’s a tough job but someone has to do it). Then you get to come to our little festival and sample craft beer from all over Switzerland. You’ll love some beers we have for you and you’ll hate others. That’s the point…to find out what you like. It’s fun and we’re happy to do all this work. This is our second year so we kinda know what we’re doing. Drink local!!!
What’s this festival like?
Take a look at the pictures below. It’s a family friendly atmosphere which is covered from the weather by an incredible clear “tornado” tent. This means when it’s sunny you still feel like you’re outside. When it rains, you’re going to stay nice and cozy under the protection of the “tornado” tent (a friend of ours said it looks like a tornado and we agree). There will be live music and great food (black beer slow cooked pork sandwiches, brewer’s pretzels, bratwurst from a local butcher and soft drinks).
You might be thinking, that sounds great and all, but it sounds expensive. It’s not! We’ve gone out of our way to keep it as affordable as possible. We also have a couple of sponsors who have helped us with the event (see below). As a result, you can come in and look around, and sit down enjoy to live music without paying anything. If you’re interested in drinking a beer or two, you can purchase a festival mug with drink tickets. For CHF 10 you get the mug (yours to keep) and your first 3 tastings. Then if you’re really enjoying yourself, additional tastings are just CHF 2 each. You’ll find that our food options and drinks are also very reasonably priced. We’re not going to gouge you!
Come on out to Rapperswil and enjoy a day with great people, music, food and Swiss craft beer.
One more thing…drink local!!!
View Breweries – Craft Beer Festival 2012 in a full screen map
Fr. 10 (inkl. Mug and the first three drink tickets)
additional drink tickets Fr. 2
Festival T-Shirt Fr.20
Beer Lover’s Package