Villaggio della Birra
International Festival of small breweries since 2006

NEWS June, 15th. 2020 Unfortunately, and with utmost sadness we must announce the cancellation of this year fifteenth edition of the Villaggio della Birra due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many doubts about the international directions on the travelling restrictions, the scheduling of the festival for this September was impossible.

The safest and most logical thing for us was to take this year off and concentrate all our effort on re-building, re-scheduling for our 15 year anniversary next September. We now have to focus on looking forward. We want to make our 15th Edition the most incredible ever.

Please stay safe, and we will keep in touch with other news soon. See you all in 2021 for the 15th Edition of the Villaggio della Birra, in Siena, from 2 to 5 September..
Up the beer glasses, down the Covid-19!

Road to #villaggiodellabirra2021
#villaggiodellabirra #stateofmind
#sienawearecoming #resistiamoacasa

Villaggio della Birra

Craft Beer Alliance since 2006

Villaggio della Birra
Villaggio della Birra - International Festival of Artisanal breweries since 2006

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

The Villaggio della Birra 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. Having become an international reference point, the Festival selects and invites only those producers that with their produce, are contributing to enriching the quality of the production of the craft beer world, people who, first of all, have already made us feel their extreme humanity during these years. 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.

Artist 2019: Charles Degeyter

Breweries #villaggiodellabirra2019
Kane Brewing Company
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey - USA
oitava colina
Cerveja Oitava Colina
Lisbon - Portugal
burning sky
Burning Sky Artisan Brewers
East Sussex - UK
brasserie à vapeur
Brasserie à Vapeur
Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
brasserie au baron
Brasserie au Baron
Gussignies, France
hill farmstead brewery
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, USA
nevel artisan ales
Nevel Artisan Ales
Nijmegen, Holland
dok brewing company
Dok Brewing Company
Gent, Belgium
brasserie atrium
Brasserie Atrium
Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
south plains brewing company
South Plains Brewing Co.
Malmö, Sweden
amager bryghus
Amager Bryghus
Kastrup, Denmark
birrificio mukkeller
Birrificio Mukkeller
Porto Sant'Elpidio, Italy
beerbliotek
Beerbliotek
Göteborg, Sweden
poderela berta
Podere la Berta
Castelnuovo B.ga, Siena
brussels beer project
Brussels Beer Project
Bruxelles, Belgium
wylam brewery
Wylam Brewery
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
ales agullons
Ales Agullons
Mediona, Catalunya
birrificio la fucina
Birrificio La Fucina
Pescolanciano, Iserna
brouwerij den hopperd
Brouwerij Den Hopperd
Westmeerbeek, Belgium
brouwerij de ranke
Brouwerij De Ranke
Dottignies, Belgium
Brasserie de blaugies
Brasserie de Blaugies
Dour, Belgium
brouwerij de glazen toren
Brouwerij De Glazen Toren
Erpe Mere, Belgium
brasserie de la senne
Brasserie de la Senne
Brussels, Belgium
fermento libero prato
Fermento Libero
Prato
brouwerij hofbrouwerijke
Brouwerij 't hofbrouwerijke
Beerzel, Belgium
hof ten dormaal
Hof ten dormaal
Tildonk, Belgium
Brasserie Fantome
Brasserie Fantome
Soy, Belgium
brasserie de cazeau
Brasserie de Cazeau
Templeuve, Belgium
kerkom brouwerij
Brouwerij kerkom
Kerkom St. Truiden, Belgium
de dochter van de korenaar
de dochter van de korenaar
Baarle Hertog, Belgium
brouwerij hofbrouwerijke
Brouwerij Boelens
Belsele, Belgium
birrificio olmaia
Birrificio l'Olmaia
Sant'Albino, Siena
siphon brewing
Siphon Brewing
Damme, Belgium
cerveza els minairons
Cervesa Artesana ELS Minairons
Igualada, Catalunya
gueuzerie tilquin
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Bierghes, Belgium
Info
What you need to know

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.

Fourteenth edition
September, 6/8 - 2019

The formula, for the visitor, is always the same: you simply buy the glass in glass and tokens for tasting to "to advance" in this fantastic and often surprising brewing journey. The same tokens (at the Village Beer "currency" is not made up by money, but by tokens) are used to also dive into the second ... section of the village: next to beer, in fact, the other great protagonist in the Village is the quality food, reflected in its many shades, prepared and proposed by different "actors".

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PreSale Beer List 2019
#notjustafestival
Having become an international reference point, the Festival selects and invites only those producers that with their produce, are contributing to enriching the quality of the production of the craft beer world, people who, first of all, have already made us feel their extreme humanity during these years.
Shortly

  • Free Entry
  • Hours: Friday 6pm-01 | Saturday 12 - 01 | Sunday 12- 00
  • 2019 special edition Villaggio tasting glass 4€ | 1 Token = 1 euro. PreSale
  • It is possible camping for free in the big garden area of the Festival
  • Bus from Buonconvento to Festival (2km) from Coop Market Parking
  • Accomodation

    It is possible camping for free in the big garden area of the Festival. Near Buonconvento there are a wide range of hotels available in all categories. We cannot, however, given the large number of participants, provide accomodation but you can follow this Link

    Homebrewers Contest

    In collaboration with Mo.Bi. the tenth Competition Homebrewers of the Village Beer ..On Sunday September, 8, the jury chaired by Kuaska (Lorenzo Dabove) will be proclaiming the winner. INFO

    Tasting Rooms

    In the 'Village of the beer' beer experts will also attend. The exuberant Kuaska (Lorenzo Dabove, unanimously considered the greatest guru of beer in Italy) will be the "teacher"in the Tasting Rooms. You must book in advance due to the limited availability of seats. For more info and reservations contact info@villaggiodellabirra.com

    #notjustafestival

    Village of the Beer is an all-round, 360° experience - meaning space for homebrewers, for a beershop, for gastronomical stalls, live music and artistic exhibitions.

    For your baby FREE Baby Parking in the garden of Villaggio! Saturday & Sunday 2pm/6pm

    Eating at the Festival

    In the restaurant of the Village, you can enjoy a menu of Belgian and Italian dishes using craft beer as an ingredient. You can also buy Barbecue, sausages, pizza, sandwiches, regional cheeses, French fries and snacks... all Tuscan style!"

    Location: from Bibbiano to Villa di Piana

    Since 2013 we are guests of the Fattoria di Piana, 2 km from Buonconvento. An enchanting location in the center of the Val d'Arbia countryside. Ample parking and camping facilities.

    From 2006 Festival of small breweries

    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.

    #notjustafestival

    Village of the Beer is an all-round, 360° experience - meaning space for homebrewers, for a beershop, for gastronomical stalls, live music and artistic exhibitions. For your baby FREE Baby Parking in the garden of Villaggio! Villaggio #stateofmind! Everyone have "his own" kind of Villaggio. It is useless for us to tell the sensations, the feelings, and the atmosphere of the festival to someone that has never been there. This can't be done by typing on a pc's keyboard. We can't even attempt to give the faintest idea of what it really is, and what it means for us. #villaggiodellabirra2019 to be #notjustafestival .

    "Speaking of civilization"

    Our Culture: "Speaking of civilization". At the village the only way to do it, is, to sit (or even stand in a quiet corner) and more or less speak pleasantly, especially about beer and beers but also about this and that. This is a dimension that many people have pointed out to us, with obvious pleasure.

    This is one of the added values that people who attend the village have given this event/occurance, increasingly characterized by the people attending, as well as the beers that you can find. We would be right to say, completing the phrase that belongs to someone else, that "good people drink good beer", which, in turn, makes people really good people.

    Testimonials
    Genuine Craft Beer Friends
    tim webb

    Bizarre, endearing, and throughly enjoyable!

    Tim Webb Degustatore, Giornalista Birrario
    lorenzo dabove

    Il perchè venire? Ma io ribalto la domanda..come si fà a non venire!

    Lorenzo Dabove Degustatore, Giornalista Birrario
    carl kins

    I recommend any beer lover the pilgrimage to Buonconvento

    Carl Kins Degustatore