"Black Damnation Days 2017 is born".
"Only rule, great beers!".
We're proud to announce, that The Beer Pilgrims Vleteren, our local beer society, will launch their first Vleteren Craft Beer Festival Aka Bdd I on June 10th and 11th 2017. Saturday, this both local and International beer festival will be open to the public from 14u00 to 23u00 (2PM to 11PM). On Sunday opening hours will be from 11u00 to 23u00 (11AM to 11PM).
Invitations will be sent out to most Westhoek breweries as of tomorrow, and of course to International breweries as well. We hope that 25 breweries can & will join us. To make sure these breweries, and our festival guests will have all the space possible, The Festival will happen in De Sceure in Oostvleteren.
We thank our fan-base for their great ideas, and sharing this post as much as possible, this will spread the word around.
Three days later, 26 breweries already jumped on this warp speed train ... :
#1 Mantra Artisan Ales - Franklin - USA
#2 Monks Café & Brewery, Wallingatan - Stockholm - Sweden
#3 Norniron Brewing Company - Belfast - Northern Ireland
#4 Brouwerij Kees - Middelburg - Netherlands
#5 Het Nest Brouwerij - Oud-Turnhout - Belgium
#6 Laugar Brewery - Gordexola - Spain
#7 Mad Brewing - Madrid - Spain
#8 Cerveses La Pirata - Súria - Spain
#9 Proclamation Ale Company - West Kingston - USA
#10 Hoppy People - Sierre - Switzerland
#11 Brouwerij De Leite - Ruddervoorde - Belgium
#12 Sahtipaja brewery - Sätila, Sweden
#13 De Struise Brouwers - Oost Vleteren - Belgium
#14 Moonlight Meadery - Londonderry, New Hampshire - USA
#15 Stigbergets Bryggeri - Göteborg - Sweden
#16 Brouwerij Strubbe - Ichtegem - Belgium
#17 Brouwerij De Plukker - Poperinge - Belgium
#18 Vliegende Paard Brouwers - Préaris - Oedelem - Belgium
#19 Victory Art Brew - Moskovskaya oblast', Russia
#20 Juguetes Perdidos Cerveza Artesanal - Buenos Aires - Argentinia
#21 Los Bichos Mandan - Buenos Aires - Argentina
#22 Extraomnes - Marnate VA, Italy
#23 Cerveja LETRA - Vila Verde - Portugal
#24 Põhjala Brewery - Tallinn - Estonia
#25 Deca Brouwerij - Woesten Vleteren - Belgium
#26 St. Bernardus Brouwerij - Watou - Belgium
#27 Brasserie Thiriez - Esquelbec - France
#28 Li O Lait - Brugge - Belgium / Coffee, tea & home made lemonade
#29 MaTuBu Coffee en refreshments - Oostvleteren - Belgium
On top of above breweries, and those to follow in the coming days, we still have some remaining poker cards up our sleeves. We'll add these as we go along. As always, patience is a virtue.
Please follow below Google link for all adjacent information in our area regarding hotels, BnB's, public transport, breweries, etc Be sure to book your room asap, we're getting info of the rooms nearest to the festival already being fully booked.
We're brainstorming with different companies regarding shuttle services, public transport, food, veggie food, coffee & tea bars, camping area, camper area, etc ...
While the entrance is free, we'll launch an on-line tickets sale (15cl festival glass + 10 tokens + beer-list) by March 10th 2017. More info on this important issue in the weeks to come.