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MARCH 21-23 2024
WARSAW LEGIA STADIUM
THURSDAY 16-24, FRIDAY 14-1, SATURDAY 12-24

ABOUT

The Warsaw Beer Festival was first held in 2014, the first event of its kind in Poland. It continues to bring together modern Polish craft beer tastes and the hottest trends. They are eager to challenge bland traditions and create striking, modern beer. And the Warsaw Beer Festival is the place to experience the best of the best.

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Meet the modern face of Poland’s vibrant beer culture. Experience over 1,300 beers from top brewers driving the revolution. Discover and enjoy the forefront of taste innovation, poured from more than 550 taps. There is something for everyone, even more traditional styles and experimental flavours.

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For over 100 years, Warsaw’s streets have been home to a diverse mix of people and cultures. The city’s food scene has developed into a unique blend of tastes from around the world. Traditions continue at the Warsaw Beer Festival. 17 of the best foodtrucks offer visitors a distinct selection for every taste and pocket.

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Besides exceptional beer, visitors enjoy a variety of other entertainment experiences. There are lots of board games, fussball, excellent coffee and arcade machines. The festival also features games tournaments, free lectures and paid tasting masterclasses. Many distinguished guests visit the Warsaw Beer Festival too.

Single ticket

25 PLN (6 €)

3-day pass

45 PLN (10 )

Premium pass

90 PLN (21)

Super premium pass

90 PLN (38 )

 Kits

3 day ticket + WFP17 kit

Limited festival set worth PLN 95: a 3-day pass for the entire event and a WFP17 0.4 festival glass with a dedicated kangaroo-bag! The glass will be waiting for you at the festival stand!

Price: 95 PLN

3 day ticket + Super Premium WFP17 kit

Limited festival set worth PLN 173 with gadgets: WFP17 0.4 festival glass and a kangaroo-bag, socks created in cooperation with WFP <3 UNTAPPD, hand-painted PIN of your choice made of recycled metal and card for playing Krafcik! You can be sure that we will not run out of gadgets! The set can be collected at the festival stand!

Price: 165 PLN

 WARSAW BEER FESTIVAL
READ ALL ABOUT IT!

The Beer Festival @Warsaw Insider

First held in 2014, in the nine-years that have followed the Warsaw Beer Festival has become not just the most important beer festival in Poland, but one of the best held in Europe. Although a smattering of carefully selected foreign breweries will be present, as per tradition this is first and foremost a celebration of Polish craft – and that’s good news for you… read more…

Return of Poland’s biggest beer festival reveals country’s robust craft industry @THEfirstNEWS

Held for the 12th time, the Warsaw Beer Festival has grown from humble beginnings to become an industry juggernaut. Widely recognized as the most important event of its genre in Central Europe read more…

Warsaw | Welcome to the new way @Brewers Journal

“There is a common language in this world we call craft beer. And that is based on a love of creating a quality product that people can enjoy. It’s why we do what we do, and why we continue to do so… read more…

TASTINGS, MASTERCLASSES, SAUNA

GUIDED TRIPS

MAIN STAGE

AFTERPARTY

Friday

Saturday

TASTINGS, MASTERCLASSES, SAUNA

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Thursday
18:00 – 19:00


sauna

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland MASTERCLASS

Genys Brewing Co.

The Lithuanian Brewery Genys is the second largest independent craft brewery in the Baltic countries. In Kaunas they brew classic and new wave styles, as well as experiments with kombucha, fruit and barrel aging. As befits a brewery from the Baltic country, Genys Brewing Co. also brews Baltic porters, also in barrel aged versions! During the tasting, they will present their most interesting beers, not available in Poland until now! This tasting will be in English

Thursday
19:30 – 20:30


sauna

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland TASTING

Polish Best

There’s a lot of things going on Polish craft beer scene. More and more new breweries appear, brewing great quality beers. So, what’s new? We keep an eye on Polish craft. Discover the selection of the 6 most interesting beers from Polish breweries, chosen by a beer judge and beer enthusiast. This tasting will be in English

Thursday
20:00 – 21:00


sauna

SAUNA

Awakening of the Senses: Hops and Whisks

For the first time in this edition of the festival, we enter the sauna and immerse ourselves in warmth, sounds, and scents. We relax our muscles and calm our breath. A specialty of this event will be the ritual which involves direct contact with nature through the touch of soft, fragrant, hot forest bouquets made from tree branches.

We will use these whisks – brooms to massage, warm, wrap, and even whip you. In addition to the scents of the forest, we’ll add the aroma of hops. It’s like diving into a forest IPA 🙂 After the session, we cool down with a literal bucket of cold water. As a result, we feel rejuvenated and fully prepared to enjoy the masterpieces of the art of malt and hops.

It’s worth bringing three towels with you (one for drying off, one for sitting on in the sauna, and one for covering up or wearing a robe) and flip-flops. If you don’t bring them, don’t worry – we have towels available for rent on board.

Of course, we come to the sauna sober! Alcohol is a substance that should be used responsibly, as it tends to hit you suddenly in the sauna. Therefore, we recommend kombucha, delicious kvass, or low-alcohol beers for the sauna, of which you’ll find a wide selection at the festival.

Friday, 22 March 2024

Friday
16:00 – 17:30


workshop room first floor

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland FLAVORACTIV

Beer Sensory Practices

The workshop is an excellent opportunity to improve your sensory skills using professional samples from FlavorActiV, under the supervision of Dr. Boris Gadzov, who deals with beer sensory science and training in breweries all over Europe. The workshop consists of a theoretical part and a tasting, during which you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the flavor and aroma characteristics of beer. The whole thing will be complemented by a demonstration of recommended tasting techniques. This workshop will be in English

Friday
20:00 – 22:00


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SAUNA

Löyly – Sauna Finnish Style

Our friends from Finland will visit us and show us how to sauna Finnish-style, following the old Finnish proverb: „Finland, when the black organs of the sauna play, everyday sorrows are forgotten.” Heidi will bring Finnish specialties, birch twigs, and many tales from the north. So, we’ll taste both tradition and heat 🙂

It’s worth bringing three towels with you (one for drying off, one for sitting on in the sauna, and one for covering up or wearing a robe) and flip-flops. If you don’t bring them, don’t worry – we have towels available for rent on board.

Of course, we come to the sauna sober! Alcohol is a substance that should be used responsibly, as it tends to hit you suddenly in the sauna. Therefore, we recommend delicious kvass or low-alcohol beers for the sauna, of which you’ll find a wide selection at the festival.

Friday
18:00 – 19:30


workshop room first floor

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland FLAVORACTIV

Advanced Beer Sensory Practices

Nothing can replace the knowledge and skills acquired during professional sensory training. Advanced sensory workshops, conducted by Dr. Boris Gadzov, recommended to beer producers, brewers, judges and beer enthusiasts, are a special opportunity to expand beer knowledge. The workshop consists of a theoretical part and a tasting, during which you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the flavor and aroma characteristics of beer. This workshop will be in English

Friday
21:00 – 22:00


sauna

SAUNA

Relaxing Aroma Session

We enter the sauna to immerse ourselves in warmth, sounds, and scents. We relax our muscles and calm our breath. After the session, we cool down, and a literal bucket of cold water will be waiting for you. As a result, we feel reborn and fully ready to savor the works of master brewers of malt and hops.

It’s good to bring three towels with you (one for drying, one for sitting on in the sauna, and one for covering yourself or a bathrobe) and flip-flops.

If you don’t bring them – don’t worry – you only need the desire for a little warmth, as we have towels available for rent on board.

Of course, we come to the sauna sober! Alcohol is a substance that should be used responsibly, and in the sauna, it tends to have a sudden impact. Therefore, we recommend delicious kvass or low-alcohol beers for the sauna, of which you will find a wide selection at the festival.

Saturday, 23 March 2024

Saturday
13:30 – 14:30


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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland WORKSHOP

Polish Hops

Saturday
16:30 – 17:30


sauna

SAUNA

Relaxing Aroma Session

We enter the sauna to immerse ourselves in warmth, sounds, and scents. We relax our muscles and calm our breath. After the session, we cool down with a literal bucket of cold water. As a result, we feel rejuvenated and fully prepared to enjoy the masterpieces of the art of malt and hops.

It’s worth bringing three towels with you (one for drying off, one for sitting on in the sauna, and one for covering up or wearing a robe) and flip-flops. If you don’t bring them, don’t worry – we have towels available for rent on board.

Of course, we come to the sauna sober! Alcohol is a substance that should be used responsibly, as it tends to hit you suddenly in the sauna. Therefore, we recommend kombucha, delicious kvass, or low-alcohol beers for the sauna, of which you’ll find a wide selection at the festival.

Saturday
18:00 – 19:00


sauna

SAUNA

Like a Cat on a Hearth – Lazy Sauna Session

Our sauna vessel offers the opportunity to disconnect from the festival bustle to find balance and warm up so that cooling down with a delicious cold drink afterward becomes an even more exceptional experience.

It’s worth bringing three towels with you (one for drying off, one for sitting on in the sauna, and one for covering up or wearing a robe) and flip-flops. If you don’t bring them, don’t worry – we have towels available for rent on board.

Of course, we come to the sauna sober! Alcohol is a substance that should be used responsibly, as it tends to hit you suddenly in the sauna. Therefore, we recommend kombucha, delicious kvass, or low-alcohol beers for the sauna, of which you’ll find a wide selection at the festival.

Saturday
18:30 – 19:30


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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland TASTING

Polish Best

There’s a lot of things going on Polish craft beer scene. More and more new breweries appear, brewing great quality beers. So, what’s new? We keep an eye on Polish craft. Discover the selection of the 6 most interesting beers from Polish breweries, chosen by a beer judge and beer enthusiast. This tasting will be in English

Saturday
21:00 – 22:00


sauna

SAUNA

Meeting with the Forest

For the last time in this edition of the festival, we immerse ourselves in warmth, and above all, in the rustle of twigs and the scent of the forest. You’ll be greeted by the touch of hot, soft, fragrant oak twigs, which Lucjan – not without reason calling himself the Wit – will use for massaging and whipping.

It’s worth bringing three towels with you (one for drying off, one for sitting on in the sauna, and one for covering up or wearing a robe) and flip-flops. If you don’t bring them, don’t worry – we have towels available for rent on board.

Of course, we come to the sauna sober! Alcohol is a substance that should be used responsibly, as it tends to hit you suddenly in the sauna. Therefore, we recommend kombucha, delicious kvass, or low-alcohol beers for the sauna, of which you’ll find a wide selection at the festival.

GUIDED TOURS

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Thursday
17:00 – 18:00


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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GUIDED TRIP WITHOUT TASTING

Michał Toński: Warsaw Beer Festival Rarities

Warsaw Beer Festival is a unique event on the Polish craft beer scene. I will try to show you why it is so special, and point you to people and beers you will find probably only here! (tour without tasting, in English).

Thursday
18:10 – 19:10


festival stand 2nd floor

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GUIDED TRIP WITH TASTING

Dominik Hawraj: Craft Beer for Novices

A tour geared towards people with a less experienced palate. It focuses on sweeter, lighter beers, more friendly to new enthusiasts (tour with tasting in English).

Friday, 22 March 2024

Friday
18:00 – 19:00


festival stand 2nd floor

Poland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GUIDED TRIP WITH TASTING

Michał„Chmielobrody” Czy goryczka jest jeszcze w modzie?

Wspólnie sprawdzimy, jak w 2024 roku wygląda poziom goryczki w premierowych piwach WFP. Czy jest ona w modzie czy już raczej passe? (wycieczka z degustacją, w języku polskim i angielskim).

Friday
18:10 – 19:10


festival stand 2nd floor

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GUIDED TRIP WITH TASTING

The Trail Over the Strong Beers

A tour in the footsteps of real powerhouses – imperial porters and stouts, Belgian strong ale, barley wine, frozen beers, etc. powerful hits (tour with tasting in English).

Saturday, 23 March 2024 r.

Saturday
14:00 – 15:00


festival stand 2nd floor

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GUIDED TRIP WITHOUT TASTING

Michał Toński: WFP for newcomers

A tour for first time guests of the festival. I will show you around, present the amusements, and of course tell you something about breweries and beers, expecially those exclusive for WFP (tour without tasting in English). / Wycieczka dedykowana festiwalowym świeżakom, zainteresowanych piwem rzemieślniczym. Oprowadzę po terenie festiwalu, opowiem o jego atrakcjach, piwach i browarach – ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem takich, można spotkać praktycznie tylko na WFP (wycieczka bez degustacji w języku angielskim).

MAIN STAGE

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Thursday
20:00
– 20:30

stadium turf

WELCOME SPRING

Grand Opening WFP

We are celebrating the end of winter on the stadium pitch – we invite you to the stands – there will be something to see!

Thursday
24:00 – ?


Kufle i Kapsle
Nowogrodzka 25

AFTERPARTY

Browamator & Guests

The largest shop for brewers in Poland – Browamator – invites you to a beautiful evening!

Friday, 22 March 2024

Friday
19:00 – 20:30


main stage

CONTEST

Spicy Challenge

For the third time, the #WFP stage will host the Spicy Challenge, a spicy food competition with the Gryfus brewery. Anyone can compete. But think about it carefully. The sauces are provided by Dziki Bill, so it will be really spicy!

Friday
20:30 – 21:30


main stage

CONTEST

Harpagan Cup

Come and fight for the title of the biggest WFP strongman (in Poznań dialect it’s „harpagan”)! Demonstrate physical strength and iron will of mind. Competition for real harpagans!

Saturday, 23 March 2024

Saturday
13:00 – 13:45

New Breweries Zone

SPORT

Yoga on the pitch of the Legia Stadium

Come and practice yoga with us! This is a unique opportunity to exercise on the green grass of the Legia stadium.

Saturday
14:00 – 14:30


New Breweries Zone

SPORT

Beer Yoga

Practice yoga with us at the Stadium pitch. You need comfortable clothes, a mat and something to drink. There may be beer, also completely non-alcoholic.

Saturday
15:00 – 16:00


SPORT

The Right Direction: Love Yourself – Take Care of Yourself – Test Yourself!

Dear Running Veterans, Beginners, and Amateurs! How does a 2 km run sound? That’s 1.25 miles if you’re not that much into the metric system. No matter your unit preference, come and join us for a charity run around the stadium of Legia Warsaw football club. Eternal glory awaits you at the finish line located on the football field! Sweet, isn’t it? The run is organised in partnership with our Friends from Kochasz Dopilnuj Foundation which promotes a healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention.

The run is free of charge, there’s a nifty starter pack included along with prizes for the fastest and most funky-fresh dressed participants. Oh, and the prizes are to run like your life depended on it – that’s how awesome they are!

Register for our running event! While the number of participants is limited, we might be able to sign you up on the day of the event an hour before the start.

Cervisia bona bonum vitae! To good beer and good health!

Saturday
16:00 – 16:30


main stage

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland DISCUSSION

Diversity is Great: Genys Brewery (Lithuania) / Różnorodność jest wspaniała: Browar Genys (Litwa) Lithuania

Łukasz Anczyk will lead the discussion.

Saturday
18:00 – 19:30


main stage

AUCTION

Bid on the White Whales!

Auction for the OD-DO Association. Nothing heats up the stage as much as an auction of beers and gadgets led by Michał „Chmielobrody” Stemplowski. Emotions guaranteed!

Festival Gadgets

Socks „Diversity in a Good Style

In the Battle of Socks competition, Ostecx Creative prepared the winning project, which we implemented together with KABAK. Kabak is fair trade clothes, created with responsibility for society and the planet. Together we created OVERCOLORFUL socks for the 16th edition of the Warsaw Beer Festival.

Price: 30 PLN

T-shirt „Diversity in a Good Style

Good style in craft is diversity! Our collection includes a classic T-shirt with a universal cut, made of knitwear, and produced in Poland. The T-shirts were sewn locally, with attention to every detail. Jacquard labels with the WFP marking guarantee the originality of each item. Consuming beer in this T-shirt will distinguish a true gourmet and a true connoisseur of style. Composition: 100% cotton, raw material: knitwear, cut: unisex, colors: navy blue and green, original WFP label in the neck seam and at the bottom edge. Made in Poland.

Price: 119 PLN

A hat for every WFP season

Cotton hat made of high-quality yarn, soft, pleasant to the touch and safe for the skin. We made it in Poland together with KABAK, it contains no materials of animal origin and is 100% vegan. Available for purchase at the festival.

Price: 90 PLN

Nerka WFP16

A hand-sewn, waterproof, unique waist bag that we created together with Ostecx Creative and Hehemi. We only sell it at the festival, but you can make a reservation. Just remember that the reservation is valid until Saturday at 4 p.m.!


Price: 130 PLN

Scarf for every WFP season

Made of high-quality yarn, our unique cotton scarf is soft, pleasant to touch and safe for the skin. Produced together with KABAK, in Poland, it is 100% vegan — it contains no material of animal origin.

PRICE: 95 PLN

Kangurek WFP16

Carry your glass with style!

Price: 15 PLN (in set with the glass only 40 PLN!)

Hopnotic. Hypnotic PIN

We’re winking at you! This is our hand painted enamel badge cast in brass. This is an original pattern designed especially for the Warsaw Beer Festival. The entire number of pins was made locally – in a Polish company that uses recycled metals in its production. Composition: brass enamelled in a shade of shiny gold, dimensions: 22 mm x 10 mm. Made in Poland.

Price: 29 PLN

Oh, hops!

Hand-painted enamel badge cast in brass. The hop motif is an original pattern designed especially for the Warsaw Beer Festival. The entire number of pins was made locally – in a Polish company that uses recycled metals in its production. Composition: brass enamelled in a shade of shiny gold, dimensions: 27 mm x 27 mm. Made in Poland.

Price: 29 PLN

WFP15 Festival Glass

We have been working on this for almost a year. This is the heaviest, most complex glass we have offered. And it is environment friendly too. Made of 100% recycled material and fired at 600 °C, it is safe and indestructible. A unique glass for the Warsaw Beer Festival’s 15th edition.

Price: 45 zł

Holder necklace WFP15

Black, topped with a orange thread, and a perfect fit for our WFP15 festival glass.

Price: 15 zł

WFP14 Festival Glass

The Moment after we announced the new WFP14 glass, it turned out that the glass would not reach us on time. Therefore, we turned to the Rastal company, with which we regularly cooperate, with a true cry for help. After a series of quick e-mails between the graphic designer and the company’s representative, we developed a glass that we are very pleased with. We do not know yet what the new glass will be called (it depends on you), but we are sure that it will reach us on time!

Price: 30 zł

Tasting glass 100 ml

We already had the tasting glass on the stem, now it’s time for the new version. We were looking for a small, thimble glass from which the beer not only looks good, but also tastes great.

Price: 25 zł

Water bottle

We have been looking for the perfect water bottle for a long time. We tested a few versions in terms of ease of use, appearance and quality. We decided on a model with an inner straw. The neck is wide enough to throw ice cubes inside. Since everything flows, remember to drink as much of it as possible. At the festival, we will prepare for you, together with the Waterpoint Systems, dispensers from which you will be able to refill the water bottles with plain or slightly sparkling water at will.

Price: 79 zł

Socks

The best breweries cooperate with each other to create unique beers in cooperation. We also decided to go this way. Kabak is fair trade clothing, created with responsibility for society and the planet. Together, we created multi-colored socks at the Warsaw Beer Festival. We hope you like them just as much!

Price: 29 zł

Want to know what I’m drinking?

When back in 2015 we announced the new #WFP3 glass, the design sparked a lot of controversy. For some it seemed to be a craft abomination (a shaker?!), for others it was the best glass of the festival. We’ve been thinking for some time about a slight rebranding. That’s why we invited the festival logo creators Michał Cyruchin and Becia Uchata. And here’s how the end result looks like. We had considered “Ask me what I’m drinking” catchphrase a symbol of WFP and the beer revolution, because the “what are you drinking” question was the one we had been hearing the most. That’s why we want this universal glass, matching most beer styles, to be present at the festival regardless of the official glass, different with every edition.

Price: 25 zł

WFB13 Glass

The WFP13 beer glass doesn’t have a name yet. The narrow bottom part makes it slender and the wavy form really harmonize with the content. Tulip-shaped bulging top is designed to accumulate the aromas. “Be like a beer that’s filling the vessel”, said a long-forgotten sage which corresponds with the saying “everything flows”. Just like the happy crowd at the Legia Stadium flows. The glass is available in two versions and we honestly have no idea which one of them you’re going to get. In this way, we want to emphasize the strength and importance of Fate and Chance, both ruling our lives much more than we would like. Only available in sets or at the festival, in a limited number of copies.

Price: 30 zł

Holder necklace WFP14

Black, topped with a orange thread, perfectly fitted to WFP14 festival glass.

Price: 15 zł

Holder necklace WFP13

Black, topped with a green thread, perfectly fitted to this year’s festival glass.

Price: 15 zł

Unique, porron WBF glass

A porró is a traditional glass wine pitcher now used for ciders and sour beers as well, typical of Spain, originating in Catalonia. This invention allows everyone to drink from the same utensil without touching it with their lips. It fosters communal drinking accompanying food, though it does require some skill to ensure the wine enters one’s mouth and to keep it from spilling onto clothing. Some might say it resembles a cross between a wine bottle and a watering can. The top of the bottle is narrow and sealed off with a cork. Stemming upwards from the bottom of the pitcher is a spout that gradually tapers off to a small opening. It is shaped such that the beer inside it will have minimal contact with the air, while being ready to be used at all times. Until the mid-twentieth century it was very common in homes, but the tradition is now slowly being lost. The lack of contact with the lips allows a group of people to share the same vessel without offending their sense of hygiene.

Price: 100 zł

Craft T-shirt WFP13

Craft T-shirt WFP13 is a classic T-shirt of universal cut, made of knitwear produced in Poland. The original three colors print had been specially commissioned by the Warsaw Beer Festival. The hop cones theme fits in with the dancing pattern, which refers to the upcoming edition of the event. T-shirts are sewn locally, with attention to every detail. Jacquard labels with the WFP mark guarantee that each item is genuine. When drinking beer in this T-shirt, you show that you are a true beer afficionado. Composition: 100% cotton, material: knitwear, cut: unisex, sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXL, colors: beige or green, original WFP tab in the neck seam and at the bottom edge. Made in Poland.

Price: 119 zł

Turbo heavy duty backpack/bag WFP13

A comfortable backpack fashioned like a sack. Despite its inconspicuous size it will fit at least 10 bottles of beer. Made of solid denim that can withstand many trips along the trail of the best craft breweries. Thickened cotton strings will bear even heavy loads. The embossed tab with the Warsaw Beer Festival logo leaves no doubt that we are dealing with a real beer connoisseur. * Composition: 60% cotton, 40% polyester, material: denim, dimensions: 34 cm x 45 cm. Available in three colors (black fabric with a brown patch, khaki fabric with a black patch or yellow fabric with a black patch).

Price: 69 zł

WFP13 Cotton Tote Bag

A bag to hold the beer and to cherish the beer. Simple, beautiful, useful.

Price: 15 zł

HOPin – hand-painted WFP13 pin

Hand-painted enamel pin cast in brass. The hop afficionado theme is an original project designed especially for the Warsaw Beer Festival. The entire batch of pins was made locally – in a Polish company that uses recycled metals in its production. Composition: shiny gold enameled brass, dimensions: 24 mm x 31 mm, colors: green and rudy brown. Made in Poland.

Price: 25 zł

High five! – hand-painted WFP13 pin

Hand-painted enamel pin cast in brass. The „high five” motif above the mug is an original pattern inspired by the mood of the Warsaw Beer Festival. The entire batch of pins was made locally – in a Polish company that uses recycled metals in its production. Composition: shiny gold enameled brass, dimensions: 30 mm x 26 mm, colors: 5 juicy rainbow colors. Made in Poland.

Price: 25 zł

FAQ

How to enjoy the festival

Bring your friends and find the dream beers that make your taste buds explode. Don’t drink excessively but explore Polish craft beer and play the recommendation game. Talk to other people, chat with brewers, and speak with staff — what are their favourite beers today?

Real glasses

Drinking artisanal beer from plastic cups isn’t cool! We have a limited number of handmade glasses, specially produced for this event. They’re not just designed to look good; they enhance beer’s fruity, hoppy aromas. We also sell various other beer glasses, starting from 5 zł (1 €).
Remember to rinse your glass between beers for maximum taste enjoyment.

Opening hours

Thursday: 16-24
Friday: 14-24
Saturday: 12-24
The entry gates close about 30 minutes before festival end.

Single tickets

The festival dates are shown on single tickets and passes, which you can use on any day. However, a single ticket entitles you to one entry only; a personal pass entitles you to enter any number of times.

Souvenirs

Distinct souvenirs specially prepared for the festival are available at the Festival Stand on the 2nd floor.

Coming with children or a dog

Children up to the age of 18 can enter for free. There is only one rule: they must not drink ANY beer for which their guardians are directly responsible. Instead of alcoholic beverages, we recommend water, lemonade and snacks. The dogs are also allowed, but only if they cope with a crowd without a problem. The festival is also a terrific opportunity to see the (usually inaccessible) VIP zone of the Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium.

Beers and exhibitors

For exact informatian, please check our official Untappd page.

Paid lecture and tasting masterclasses

As well as free lectures on the festival stage, there are paid lectures and tasting masterclasses featuring top specialists from the industry. Some of them are given in English. Full details are shown in the program. The training rooms are located on the 1st floor, between the escalator (near the flipper zone, cloakrooms and toilets).

Cloakroom

The cloakroom is on the 1st floor of the VIP zone. It is free. If you are nice to the staff, they may even let you leave your heavy bottles there — no need to carry bottled beer around all day.

Lost-and-found

If you find anything or accidentally lose something, go to the Festival Stand on the 2nd floor. You can also join our lost-found FB group.

Parking

The price for a car is 4 PLN/hour or 15 PLN for a whole day. You can enter via the Gates No. 1 and 2, where there is space for 700 cars. There is only one rule: do not drink alcohol if you’re driving home!

First-timer tips

Drink lots of water. Having a couple of sips of water between each beer sample is best. And drink water before going to bed, since alcohol leaves you dehydrated.

Don’t forget to eat. If we eat something earlier, alcohol is absorbed better and there are fewer stomach and intestine irritations. Avoid overeating or heavy foods.

Take magnesium and vitamin C supplements. Curcumin and garlic help with acetaldehyde, a compound that negatively affects our well-being. The most popular natural substance that helps our body to break down this compound is garlic. Vitamin C also improves the body’s metabolism and helps break down aldehydes. Aspirin taken before bedtime can also help, but it unfortunately also affects the stomach badly.

Talk to people

Talking is great, although not after eating too much garlic (see above)! Take advantage of brewers, home brewers and other specialists at the festival; if you don’t like something — or you love it! — tell the brewers. This is a unique moment to address them directly, to ask about the production process or aroma details.

Bloggers, beer guides and home brewers at the festival can also help you explore and choose breweries. Ask them about beer-style characteristics, what is cold hopping or how American Wheat is different from German Hefeweizen. Beer specialists are usually very social and talkative, especially after a few beers, so make use of their merry attitude.

SETTING

Warsaw Beer Festival is held at Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium at Łazienkowska 3 st, a unique setting close to the city centre, easily accessible by foot or bus. The event is held indoors, across three floors, with ample outside seating on the terraces or in the food court. See how to get there.

ORGANISERS

Paweł Leszczyński is a president of the Slow Craft association, a homebrewer and a certified beer judge who specialises in sensory training.

 WORLD AMBASSADORS

Join two wild and crazy guys in our adventure through the beery world of nerds. We write about and interview the people behind the beer.

Lithuania

Jonaistė Jusionytė

Craft beerpreneur & Team leader of Homebrewers Community in Lithuania.

Netherlands / UK / Japan

Kaeru Beer

KAERU BEER is an Anglo-Japanese Writing & Professional Services consultancy that focuses on international Craft Beer & Cider.

Hungary / Brasil

Nadhine França

Brazilian brewer, beer sommelière, beer judge, and columnist. The first woman to occupy the presidency of ABRACERVA, the Brazilian craft beer association.

Poland / UK

Filip Spławiec

Experienced traveler, gourmet, craft beer and whiskey fanatic. All his expeditions revolve around experiencing new flavors, experiencing cultures and people.

Israel

Kobi Kremer

Craft beer entrepreneur. Breweries Consultant, tutor of local and international craft beer tours, and the founder of the Hoppy beer festival in Tel Aviv.

aka the TASTE Hunter. Beer-Taster & International Beer Judge. Consultant, Storyteller, Sensory & Tasting teacher, multi-products Taster. Totally food & drink enthusiast.

Germany / Mexico

Thomas Bassen

Freelance writer and translator with a focus on travel and leisure. Loves telling stories about fascinating people and places, good beer, and good rum. Co-founder of the “Beer Ambassadors”.

 LOCATION

Legia Warsaw Stadium
Stadion Legii Warszawa
Łazienkowska 3, 00-449 Warszawa

We do recommend ibis hotel which is set in a convenient location on Zagórna st. 1, 10 minutes walk from the Legia Warsaw Stadium

 WHAT TO DO (IN WARSAW)

Check out Polish Beer Trails – Warsaw

Featuring easy-to-use maps sprinkled with historical points of interest, the sightseeing routes take users not just past some of the city’s hidden and not-so-hidden glories, but also a series of pubs on the frontline of Poland’s brewing revolution. Prepared by Slow Craft NGO – two are avaliable in English and you can read about the whole idea in Warsaw Insider.

21 reasons to go to Warsaw

Warsaw offers somany things to do and seeand has everything you want when you’re going on a city break; incredible landmarks; beautiful old town streets and squares; lively parks and gardens; cool museums; hearty local food; vibrant nightlife. Sounds good, right? So let’s dive a little deeper into all the reasons to visit Warsaw that will surely make you book a flight right now!

Just eat it!

Warsaw has undergone a true gastronomic revolution over the last couple of years, becoming a frequent destination of culinary travels. The culinary offerings of our city have already been described by foreign media such as Forbesor the influential blog HappyCow Vegan Guidewhich in 2017 ranked the Polish capital at the top of most vegan-friendly cities. Use your favourite app to find the best places!

Drink them all! – ontap.pl is the page for you

CNN Travel have named Warsaw as one of the Top 15 cities in the world for craft beer, placing the Polish capital in the same bracket as big hitters such as Berlin, Brussels, Portland and Melbourne. Polish brewers are learning, inventing and creating their own ways of brewing. At the same time, they’re also involving and evolving a lot of traditional techniques which other countries aren’t. You can find ALL craft beer pubs and check what beers they have on tap at our Polish web page ontap.pl which is always up-to-date!

Experience other festivals!

Warsaw is a city of culture, helding the biggest number of theatres in the world! Check local websites and news and surely you will find interesting events right about your corner!

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