June 18, 2018

Two festivals on Friday, June 22: The 7th in Beersheva and the 1st in Givat Ada.

Two beer festivals are coming up at the end of this week, Friday, June 22.  Unfortunately, you can't attend both -- unless you're up to driving "under the influence" from the Haifa District to Beersheva, or vice versa.  Not recommended.


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Seventh Beer7 Fest
Beersheva, June 22

It's the seventh time the Beer7 Fest is being held, and I know it well.  You get to taste the beers of enthusiastic home-brewers from the south of Israel.  Some of them have been pouring their beers since the start of the Beer7 Fests, but I understand that some will be new.

Doors open at noon at the Baraka Club in Beersheva's Old City, 70 Shloshet Bnei Ein Harod Street (that's a mouthful of a street name).  Over 40 different beers will be available at 5 shekels for a taste, and 15 shekels for a third of a liter.  There is an entrance fee of 30 shekels, but you get a branded glass to take home.  

The spark plug behind the Beer7 Fest is Gilad Ne-Eman, head of the Home-Brewers Guild of Beersheva, and partner (with Tomer Ronen) of the Brew Shop in Beersheva, and of Tog Brewery.  

As I said, I have always enjoyed the Beer7 events and I plan to be at this one as well.  Always a wonderful atmosphere, friendly and ebullient brewers, and plenty of fine and unusual beers.  See you there!

More information here, including how to buy tickets online:  https://www.facebook.com/events/243254739744258/?active_tab=about                        


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First Beer Brewers Festival
Givat Ada, June 22

  • Also opening at noon at Ada's Beer & Friends Pub is the first Beer Brewers Festival in Givat Ada, south of Haifa.  Alongside of industrial beers from Israel and abroad, there will be beers from several local home-brewers.  That's where it get interesting.

    If you're not a member of the Ada's Beer & Friends cooperative, admission is 25 shekels (credit card only).  A glass and a taste of beer and a portion of smoked meat costs 15 shekels.  A third of a liter of Tuborg is only 8 shekels, while the same amount of Hoegaarden, Stella Artois or Weihenstephan is 10 shekels.  A hot dog on a roll is 12 shekels, and an "extra large" slice of pizza is 10 shekels. 

    There are also other food stands and music.  Sounds like it could be fun.   

  • More information here:  https://goo.gl/ZSSb1i

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