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 hottest trends. Today’s brewers in Poland are passionate, uncompromising and eager to challenge bland traditions to create striking, modern beers. And the Warsaw Beer Festival is the place to experience the best of the best.
Experience over 1,000 beers from top brewers driving the revolution. Meet the modern face of Poland’s vibrant beer culture and enjoy beers at forefront of taste innovation, poured from more than 450 taps. You prefere more traditional styles or revolutionary experiments? There is something for everyone.
Warsaw’s streets have been home to diverse people and cultures for over 100 years, and the city’s food scene has developed into a unique blend of tastes from around the world. The tradition continues at the Warsaw Beer Festival with 17 of the best foodtrucks offering visitors a distinct selection for every taste and pocket.
Besides exceptional beer, Warsaw Beer Festival is renowned for its variety of other entertainment experiences: lots of board games, fussball, excellent coffee, pinball and arcade machines, games tournaments, free lectures and paid tasting masterclasses. Many distinguished guests have visited Warsaw Beer Festival, including Greg Koch (Stone Brewing) and Steve Dresler (Sierra Nevada).
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18 zł (~4 €)
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Whant to know what I’m dringing?
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
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 WFP13
Czarny, zwieńczony zieloną nicią, o wymiarach idealnych dla tegorocznej szklanki festiwalowej.Black, topped with a green thread, perfectly fitted to this year’s festival glass.
Price: 14 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
Legia Warsaw Stadium
Stadion Legii Warszawa
Łazienkowska 3, 00-449 Warszawa
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.
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!
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