Craft Beer Festival 2016

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Craft Beer Festival 2016

On the 20th of November, School of Life organized their first annual Craft Beer festival. That afternoon, the most upcoming beer breweries had the opportunity to present their craft beers to a big audience.

This was a great success and a day to relive. In order to share the best experience of this event you, Kiki Bosman (blogger) has described this lovely day in detail.

Craft Beer Festival Blog by Kiki Bosman.

I guess we all know them; these typical autumn Sunday afternoons on which you’re simply craving for a beer. In that case there are several options to consider. Go visit one of these ‘’brown bars’’ in the Jordaan where your beer will be served by an old and grumpy bartender, organize your own pub-crawl through the city ÓR, in case of great, great luck, there will be a Craft Beer Festival somewhere nearby. ‘’Coincidentally’’, the 20th of November was one of these lucky autumn Sundays! To make it even better, this festival was not just like any beer festival, no, it was a very special one, with many extraordinary elements. First of all, a festival organized by Hotelschool students already confirms the chance of succeeding. In addition to that, the ‘’line-up’’ of the festival included highlights to which only cool people would be attracted☺. Think of a lottery, a performance by The Voice of Holland participants, a talented jazz band and good-vibe songs played by two DJ’s ♫.

Last but definitely not least, the festival was based around the School of Life charity. This foundation is initiated to support education for the less privileged children in our world. This implies that all the €1934,86 collected with the consumed beers and the lottery tickets were donated to School of Life.

It’s like 1+1=3; getting tipsy on beers with a high alcohol content while simultaneously making the world a better place. So after a challenging cycle tour through the extreme wind force on that day, where everyone was avoiding to be hit by branches, we were warmly (literally and figuratively) welcomed at the Westerliefde. So many familiar faces of which so many were offering me a tasting zip of their beer; I could become tipsy without having to spend any money!But obviously I wanted to contribute to the charity as well so I bought plenty coins and over-enthusiastically acquired so many lottery tickets that I would almost be impossible to nót win anything. I was especially aiming for the €150 voucher to spend at the Tunes bar, but anything else would make me happy as well. Unfortunately, it seemed that I wasn’t one of the lucky bastards… Whatever, the lottery was presented in such a nice way that I felt like I paid for the fun show rather than for the lottery tickets.

No, it didn’t matter, because this Sunday was not just like any Sunday. The atmosphere was so pleasant and everyone looked so happy while they were enjoying their local beer crafts, crafted to raise money to support education.

If you weren’t on this magic Sunday, I am certain that reading all this makes you greatly regretting your absence.



Wondering how it looked like? Make sure you check out the after movie: 

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