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Villaggio della Birra

Il Villaggio

International Festival of Artisanal Breweries

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September, 9th/11th

eleventh edition

Amongst the sweet rolling hills of the Siennese countryside, rises the village of Bibbiano - not more than a couple of houses. It is in the direct neighbourhood of Buonconvento, in a valley that has been an ongoing inspiration for poets and painters.

In this years, however, it was not only be the enchanting landscape that will astonish the traveller, fortunate enough to pass by, but also its inhabitants: brewmasters from Europe that proudly will display their knowledge and products for him.

 

Main Sponsor:

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lasi italia

 

 

Partners: The Festival would not be the same without them.

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Dranken Geers
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The Festival

The "Villaggio della Birra" (Beer Village) was set up in 2006 designed to juxtapose, in a "special" location and (provocatively) in the middle of a wine growing region, the brewing industry of two countries, Belgium and Italy, the former the emblem of centuries-old tradition, and the latter one of the most important exponents of the "rebirth" of craft beer in Europe. It takes many months (and patience!) to organise but when the three-day festival draws to an end, it always leave a drop of nostalgia, because we know that we will have to wait another 365 days to experience it again.

Brewmasters will for two days running set up shop in a large heated big top to serve visitors a taste of their brews in a very friendly atmosphere.

After purchasing a token, one will be able to taste artisanal beers, try out dishes, based on beer, and compare one's own impressions with those of experts in sensory workshops.... Village of the Beer is an all-round, 360° experience - meaning space for homebrewers, for a beershop, for gastronomical stalls, live music, buskers and artistic exhibitions.

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Save the Date!

The "Villaggio della Birra" (Beer Village) was set up in 2006 designed to juxtapose, in a "special" location and (provocatively) in the middle of a wine growing region, the brewing industry of two countries, Belgium and Italy, the former the emblem of centuries-old tradition, and the latter one of the most important exponents of the "rebirth" of craft beer in Europe. It takes many months (and patience!) to organise but when the three-day festival draws to an end, it always leave a drop of nostalgia, because we know that we will have to wait another 365 days to experience it again.

This year, we can wait any longer: we are preparing a series of events, both in Italy and abroad, to make the wait less ... bitter!

  • April, 7th, 2016 - Villaggio Goes to Barcelona . Tap Take Over @ BierCab

    In Spain, the country where the birth of Craft Breweries has had in recent years an exponential growth we introduce ourselves to BierCab with a Tap Take Over. 30 tap beers a dedicated to a part of the Breweries that will be present in September at Buonconvento. Some brewers that be our testimonials and the good food of BierCab, the temple city of Beer

  • June, 25/26 - Villaggio Belgian Edition

    First Edition in the Belgian land, in the beautiful farm of Brewery Kerkom (Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden). 5 Italian and 10 Belgian breweries (who will alternate in the two days), workshops, homebrewer contest, music and a corner of Tuscany with our cuisine: brazier, meats, cheeses. The Village is home, wherever it is. (Cit.)

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  • September, 9/11 - Buonconvento

    Eleventh Edition of International Festrival of Artisanal Breweries. For whoever was there, we have nothing to add (or remove) to what each person has been able to experience: in this case, the experience of each person is the sole criteria of truth. Everyone has "his" Village; We add, luckily. For whoever was not there, it is useless trying to attempt to reproduce the sensations, feelings, atmosphere: this can't be done through the keyboard of a pc, you run the risk of creating just one low quality substitute, or worse.

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Poster 2016

Elisa Meccheri

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June, 25th/26th

Belgian Edition

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What you need to know

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Three intense days

Two things: Pre-Villaggio and Villaggio!

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Breweries 2016

Who will find this year behind the taps!

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How does it work?

Tokens and Glasses

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Eating at The Festival

Next to the beer the other protagonist of the Festival is always quality food

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Tasting Rooms

In the 'Village of the beer' beer experts will also attend.

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Contest Mo.Bi.

VII National Hombrewers Contest

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Accomodation

Looking for a place to sleep?

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Shows

Village of the Beer is an all-round, 360° experience

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Video 2015

#notjustafestival

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The APP of the Festival..download for free!

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Villaggio della Birra 2016

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Pre-Villaggio

Buonconvento

September, 9th

For several years now, Friday has become an integral part of the Festival. This year will have, thanks to Cervezans Artesanas Lupulus (Zaragoza) a Tap Take Over with Spanish Craft Beers. We are still in the organisational phase. We will try again this year to make this a special day for everyone.

  • 6pm Opening Hours
  • 9:30pm Live music: Firkin (Irish Rock Band from Budapest)
  • 11:30pm DjSet
  • 1:30am closing times
  • services

    Saturday

    Buonconvento

    September, 10th

  • Noon Opening Hours
  • 2pm/6pm Baby Parking
  • 3pm First Tasting Room with Kuaska (Lorenzo Dabove)
  • 5pm Buskers Show
  • 5pm Amici del Toscano: Tasting Room «Cigar&Beer»
  • 6pm Public presentation of breweries edited by Kuaskain the Tap Room Hall
  • 8:30pm Buskers Show
  • 9pm Live Music: De Sjappies (Cover Pop/Rock)
  • 11pm Live Music: The Black Beat Movement (nu funk, neo soul, d'n'b, rap)
  • 1:30am Closing Time
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    Sunday

    Buonconvento

    September, 11th

  • 9am Breakfast at the Festival
  • Noon Public Brewing Session
  • Noon Opening Time
  • 2pm/6pm Baby Parking
  • 3pm Second Tasting Room with Kuaska (Lorenzo Dabove)
  • 6pm Amici del Toscano: Tasting Room «Cigar&Beer»
  • 5:30pm Award ceremony VII Homebrewers Contest Mo.Bi.
  • 6pm Amici del Toscano: Tasting Room «Cigar&Beer»
  • 6pm: ChiaveDiRock: Buonconvento Philharmonic play Rock
  • 9:00pm Live Music: Mghi di Ozzy (Rock)
  • 10pm: Tip's Included (Rock). Mike Terrana Band with his friends: Marco Iacobini, Anna Portalupi, Stefano Sastro
  • 00:30am Closing Time
  • Everyone has "his" Village; We add, luckily. For whoever was not there, it is useless trying to attempt to reproduce the sensations, feelings, atmosphere: this can't be done through the keyboard of a pc, you run the risk of creating just one low quality substitute, or worse.

    Alberto Laschi

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    Location

    Buonconvento: one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. At 25 km. from Siena, located in the middle of the Crete Senesi, this ancient village lies on the gentle hills of the Val d'Arbia, one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. For this reason it is "a happy, lucky place" as the Latin etymology of the name suggests (bonum Conventum): beauty, history and culture are at every corner of this land and in every stone of the ancient village.

    A village that was born and developed along the Via Cassia, the ancient Via Francigena that led pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome, the traces of the passage which you can still recognize today.

    • Loc. Fattoria di Piana, 53022 Buonconvento (SI)
    • info@villaggiodellabirra.com
    • Villaggio della Birra. 11° Edition: September,9th/11th 2016. Buonconvento.Siena.Toscana.

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