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Activities: Auditorium

BBF has borned with the aim of spreading craft beer culture, so you will find different activities divided into 3 main groups:

1.- Lectures. Will be held at Auditorium, there are cultural and gastronomical lectures, and also presentations related to brewing projects.

2.- Meet The Brewer. Do you want to meet the brewer? This is your chance!

3.- Professional sessions.

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Activity Description Schedule
INAUGURACIÓ Institutional inauguration of the Festival, open to the public. An introduction is performed by representatives of the institutions of our country, together with the directors of the Barcelona Beer Festival, presenting this fifth edition while giving the starting signal for a weekend of enjoyment in the company of all the friends of good beer.
Friday
4
10.00
JORNADES PROFESSIONALS Rendezvous for beer professionals. Lectures, activities and speed-meeting sessions to encourage the strengthening of relationships and knowledge sharing.
Friday
4
11.00
LIVE-BLOGGING #1 - PACK BBF I BREWERS Activity to introduce the new BBF Pack of beers, in a Live-Blogging format, with the presence of La PIrata, Quer, As and Edge Brewing. For 1 hour, eight different beers are tasted: 4 from the Pack, and 4 more, one of each of the collaborating brewers. Participants make use of social networks to convey their feelings with the beers, and their exchanged views and conversations with the brewers.
Friday
4
19.00
COM DEGUSTAR CERVESA! Editorial Omega presents the Spanish translation of the book "Beer Tasting" (Cómo catar cerveza) by Randy Mosher, a reference manual for many beer lovers, with complete information on how to assess this product step by step. Pablo Vijande (MasMalta.com) runs a tasting of 3 varieties of beer, correspondingly paired, following the pattern of this essential work.
Saturday
5
11.00
LIVE-BLOGGING #2 - LEUVEN: THE PLACE TO BEER Leuven is the paradise for many beer lovers. In this activity, in Live-Blogging format, two renowned brewers such as Hof ten Doormal and Den Triest will guide us in a tasting of local beers, pairing it with some Flemish gastronomic delices. Participants will use social networks to transmit their experience.
Saturday
5
12.30
EL RACÓ D'EN CESC V Five years of Festival; five years with our colleagues from El Raco d'en Cesc, a restaurant in the Eixample district that enhances his impeccable culinary offer with a stunning and pioneering beer offer. Sommelier Edgar Rodriguez and chef Toni Romero prepare us a new session of haute cuisine and beer, for the most discerning palates.
Saturday
5
14.30
LA BIÈRE AU QUÉBEC Thanks to our twinning with the festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly, we have the opportunity to learn about the beer scene in Québec and Canada. Claude Demers, director of the festival of Chambly, and Jean Gadoua, brewer at the prestigious Farnham Ales & Lagers, will introduce us to this singular beer scene while we try some of their best beers.
Saturday
5
16.00
CASK VS KEG Alberto Zamborlin and Joe Gallimore, from Garage Beer Co -one of the newest and more exciting players in the city's beer scene- bring us a reflection on the use of Cask or Keg barrels for beer conditioning, with the presence of beer journalist Adrian Tierney -Jones and Stillwater. Moreover, a tasting of the same beer in its Cask and Keg version will be performed in order to appreciate the differences.
Saturday
5
18.00
GYPSY BREWING AMB MIKKELLER This year we are proud to receive a visit from one of the great names of the international beer scene: Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, better known by the name of its beers: Mikkeller. He will tell us first hand the "Mikkeller model" as a beer business, discussing the role of gypsy brewers in the brewing industry. We will of course sample some of his creations.
Saturday
5
20.00
SESSIÓ PRIVADA AMB MIKKELLER ---
Saturday
5
21.15
MARIDATGE SENSORIAL 3.0 Third year in a row with David Moya, from 4 Pedres, a pub in the neighbouring city of Badalona. He's prepared a music and beer matching session, playing with our senses to demonstrate how external stimulus can affect our perception of gastronomic products. A stunning activity: 2 hours to change our previous idea about beer tasting.
Sunday
6
10.00
BEER & SWING Outdoor activity in the square. Participation is spontaneous by the public who comes to the festival with an open mind and willing to dance Swing! Noe and Ian run a dance session for beginners, telling the origin of Swing, teaching the basic steps, the connection with the dancing partner and the great pairing between Swing and beer! Come and enjoy it!
Sunday
6
12.00
CERVESA AMERICANA A EUROPA This year, the BBF proposes a breaking discussion on the progressive landing of American Craft Breweries to Europe. For this occasion, we have the presence of representatives of the American Brewers Association, as well as Stone Brewing, Founders, Edge Brewing and the direction of the Vermont Brewers Festival. American Beer will of course be sampled during the session!
Sunday
6
12.30
PICANT! Our colleagues from local brewery Gatgraz help us explore the theory and practice of applying spice to beer: its use in the United States and Europe, and the different types of chilies used in brewing (Chipotle, Jalapeno, Habanero , etc.). The practical part will be a fantastic menu of different tapas with chili, paired with delicious spicy beer, brewed with jalapenos.
Sunday
6
15.00
SAKE AMB NØGNE Renowned brewer Nøgne, from Norway, lands in Barcelona with one of its most innovative production lines in Europe: Sake! They explain us firsthand what's this drink of oriental origin: its difference with beer, and what makes it so similar as a product at the same time. A tasting of different varieties of Sake to appreciate the differences will be performed.
Sunday
6
16.30
PREMIS BARCELONA BEER CHALLENGE (BBC) The awards ceremony of the first edition of the Barcelona Beer Challenge (BBC), with a review of the general turn out by the Steering Committee, spreading figures and results of the contest after the assessment, while acknowledging the awarded contestants. Do not miss the party end with the winners!
Sunday
6
18.30

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