July 1, 2018

Beer festivals on July 4-5: Mateh Yehuda and Hod HaSharon

Two more solid beer festivals are coming up for this week, Wednesday, the Fourth of July, and Thursday, July 5.  These are the Mateh Yehuda Beer Festival in the Mini-Israel Park, and the Hod HaSharon Beer Festival in the Four Seasons Park.    

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Mateh Yehuda Beer Festival
July 4-5

The Mateh Yehuda Beer Festival has always been a favorite of mine: the beer, the atmosphere, the lights, the action, the grassy lawns, the cool breeze.  After a few years in abeyance, it returned last year in the Mini-Israel Park, which contains a walk-around map of all the major buildings and sites in Israel in miniature.  [Read about that adventure here.]

This year, it's back with at least six craft brewers from the Mateh Yehuda region (Pepo, Srigim [Ronen and Emek Ha'ela], Shapiro, Mosco, Buster's and the new Mettler Brewery), and another five or so from other areas (Lela, Beero, Basha-Flom, Tog and the new Six-Pack [Super Heroes] Brewery in Tel Aviv).  Food and live music are also on the program.

The advanced publicity promises some interesting beers, such as Lela's gluten-free date ale, cherry beer from Mettler, chai massala beer from Tog, and a new German-Israeli Friendship beer brewed in a collaboration between Srigim and the G├╝nzburger Brewery in Germany. 

The Festival opens at 7:00 p.m.  The admission fee is 42 shekels at the door, but you can buy reduced-rate tickets online for only 35 shekels.  The site is in Hebrew only, so if you can handle that, click here:  https://bit.ly/2ldohDO

The admission fee includes two tastings of beer.  Additional tastings are five shekels each; a-third-of-a liter is 20 shekels; a half-liter is 25 shekels.

Within the framework of the Festival, the Mateh Yehuda Regional Council is organizing tours of local breweries on Friday, July 6 and 13.  The cost is 120 shekels.  For more information, call 02-995-8650.

My plans now are to attend the Festival on Thursday, July 5.  Hope to see you there!

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Hod HaSharon Beer Park Festival
July 4-5

On the same days, over in Hod HaSharon, is the second annual Beer Park Festival at the Four Seasons Park.  Doors open each evening at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is free, and there will be over 40 kinds of beer, food stalls and live music. 

More information can be found on the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/drinkbeersavewater2/

1 comment:

  1. Too bad that the dates clash with the "Three Weeks," when I won't attend a festive event with live music. What's scheduled after 9th of Av?


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