July 9, 2019

More July beer festivals: Modi'in, Ramat Hasharon, Hod Hasharon

Before July finishes, you have a choice of three more beer festivals.  At least these are the ones that I know of.  Unfortunately, I won't be here for any of them, since Trudy and I are going on a vacation to Portugal (where we will attend the huge ARTBEERFEST in Caminha) and the U.S. for the rest of the month.  Here, in chronological order, is what's going on in Israel.  
The Third Modi'in Beer Festival
July 18-19
This is a festival I really enjoyed when I went two years ago. This year it's Thursday, July 18 (6:00 to 11:00 p.m.), and Friday, July 19 (noon to 5:30 p.m.), in the big courtyard of the Azrieli Mall.

According to the advance publicity, there will be over 45 kinds of beer, local and foreign, food trucks of all kinds and live musical entertainment. There are steps and benches to sit on all around the courtyard, if I remember correctly.

The performing bands include Overtone, The Boom Boom Boys, Ritalin Band, and the Tarante Groove Machine.

Entrance is free and you have to be 18 or over. This is a festival organized by our old friend Alechko Neznansky, and he is offering his usual three paths for buying beer: Three glasses of 250 milliliters each cost 55 shekels; four glasses cost 70 shekels; five glasses are 85 shekels. You can buy your beer tickets before the festival at this link (it's in Hebrew).

The organizers stress that the festival is accessible for those with special needs. For more information, write to alechkopro@gmail.com or phone 054-2111328.

Ramat Hasharon Beer Festival
July 24-25
For years, the publicity says, there has been talk about a local beer festival in Ramat Hasharon -- and now it's finally arrived.

It's taking place on Bialik Boulevard on Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25, from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. each day.  Admission is free to all those over 18.  Children under 10 can also enter, but only if accompanied by an adult.  I guess this means that anybody aged 11 to 17 is not allowed in under any circumstances.

Anyway, there will be a beer garden with dozens of beers from Israel and abroad, food trucks, arts & crafts stands, and live entertainment.  Wednesday will feature the Knesiyat Hasechel (The Mind Church) and the Ummagumma band.  Thursday, Mosh Ben-Ari and the Arctic Monkeys will take the stage.

Hod Hasharon Beer Park Festival
July 31 - August 1

The Four Seasons Park in Hod Hasharon is the location for the third Beer Park Festival, Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 1.  The gate opens at 6:00 p.m.

There isn't any other information available on their Facebook page, but they say that it's "coming."  It's worth checking out from time to time.  At the least, you can see the beautiful photos from the past festivals and get some idea of what to expect.     

Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/drinkbeersavewater2/

Enjoy the summer -- Stay hydrated -- Drink responsibly!

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