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Belgian beer festival for Ha Noi

Rich and strong beers from Belgium will feature at Viet Nam’s first Belgian Beer Festival in Ha Noi next week.

Belgian beer festival for Ha Noi
Belgian beer festival for Ha Noi

It will feature up to 30 varieties of the beverage and it is expected that when visitors get a taste it will probably become the first of a series, said Belgian Ambassador Bruno Angelet.

Known for their quality and variety since the Middle Ages, Belgium produces more than 1,000 different types of the beverage, Angelet said.

Beer festivals are held in different localities throughout Belgium all year round. They give brewers a chance to share their passion for the liquid, which forms a significant part of Belgian culture.

“Beer in Belgium is not just a drink, it’s an essential part of social life, culture and tradition,” said the ambassador. “Serving and drinking beer is an art with strict rules.”

In April this year, Belgium took steps to have Belgian beer recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage product.

During the debut event in the capital, beer connoisseurs will also be able to enjoy Belgian games, jazz and other activities.

The non-profit festival starts at 6pm, October 3, at the American Club, 21 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ha Noi.

Tickets including three free beer bottles can be bought at the entrance or through the hotline 09.7467.7754/04.3519.0808.