TRIESTE

MAY 31 - JUNE 2, 2025

BIRRA IN FIERA 2025
Mitteleuropeean Craft Beer Festival

Welcome to theMitteleuropeean Craft Beer Festival, an extraordinary event that celebrates the excellence and diversity of beers from one of the world’s richest regions in brewing tradition. Our fair is an unmissable experience for beer lovers, industry experts, and curious individuals eager to discover new flavours.

Join us on this memorable taste experience that explores the historical and cultural roots of Mitteleuropean (i.e. Central European) craft beer. Here you can dive into a world of unique aromas, flavours, and production techniques, brought to life by artisanal breweries that keep ancient traditions alive while embracing innovation.

Our fair boasts a wide range of craft beers, from classic ale and lager varieties to bolder and more experimental beers such as sour, wheat, and seasonal beers. Each beer is the result of passionate work and the skill of master brewers who showcase their expertise through unique tastes and distinctive characteristics.

In addition to tasting extraordinary beers from a variety of breweries, we also offer informative and educational sessions conducted by industry experts. You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of beer production, raw materials used, and emerging trends in the world of craft beer.

Whether you are a passionate home brewer, a seasoned connoisseur, or simply a curious person looking for new gustatory experiences: the Central European Craft Beer Festival is the ideal place to discover, savour, and celebrate the richness of the beer culture of this fascinating region of Europe.

Join us for an unforgettable experience filled with enveloping aromas, intense flavours, and a vibrant community of beer lovers.

We await you at the Central European Craft Beer Festival for an exciting journey into the world of quality craft beer.

MISSION

Our mission is to celebrate and promote the excellence of craft beer, creating an inclusive and engaging environment that values the diversity of flavours, traditions, and stories of craft breweries coming from Central Europe and more.

We are committed to offering a unique experience, bringing together beer enthusiasts, industry experts, and curious individuals eager to explore and discover new taste horizons. Our festival aims to:

  • Celebrate craftsmanship: we highlight the craftsmanship of brewers, emphasizing the quality, authenticity, and passion that go into every beer produced with dedication and artisanal attention.
  • Educate and share knowledge: we offer a unique opportunity to learn and deepen the understanding of beer culture, through seminars, lectures, and moments of sharing with industry experts.
  • Foster connections and community: we create a welcoming and inclusive environment where participants can connect, share experiences, and build lasting bonds fueled by a common passion for craft beer.
  • Support innovation and diversity: we encourage experimentation and innovation, both in production methods and beer styles, promoting diversity and originality in the craft brewing industry.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and delight craft beer enthusiasts, creating an unforgettable experience that celebrates the richness and creativity of the brewing tradition of Central Europe and more.

History of craft beer

The history of craft beer is a fascinating journey that goes back to ancient times, spanning centuries of evolution and transformation. Dating back thousands of years, beer was one of the first fermented products created by humanity. Its origins are lost in the mists of time, with archaeological evidence suggesting its presence in ancient Sumerian and Mesopotamian civilizations.

The earliest historical records of beer production date back over 5,000 years, when Near Eastern populations mixed water and cereals such as barley or spelt to create a fermented beverage. This ancient liquid, similar to modern beer, played an important role in the daily, cultural, and even religious life of the civilizations of the time.

The beer production process has been passed down and refined through the centuries, influenced by local traditions, available resources, and scientific discoveries. During the Middle Ages, European abbeys and monasteries played a fundamental role in beer production, developing brewing techniques and preserving ancient recipes and methods.

The advent of the Industrial Revolution led to a standardisation of beer production, with the birth of large commercial breweries. However, over the course of the 20th century, interest in craft beer experienced a rebirth. New craft breweries began to emerge, driven by a passion for quality, diversity, and craftsmanship.

In recent decades, the craft beer movement has experienced an explosive growth, with a renewed appreciation for traditional techniques, high-quality ingredients, and creative experimentation. Passionate and innovative brewers have redefined the beer landscape, producing a wide range of styles, from the classic and traditional to the most daring and innovative ones.

Today, craft beer continues to thrive, celebrating the diversity of flavours, aromas, and styles from around the world. Craft breweries place a strong emphasis on authenticity, craftsmanship, and connection to the local community, offering unique experiences and high-quality beverages that tell stories with every sip.

The history of craft beer is a narrative of passion, innovation, and tradition that continues to evolve, fueling the thirst for knowledge and new experiences in the hearts and minds of those who truly appreciate the world of beer.

The importance of craft beer in the Mitteleuropean region

Craft beer plays a significant role in the Mitteleuropean, (i.e. Central Europe) region, representing not only a cultural heritage but also a pillar of identity and tradition in this part of Europe.

Mitteleuropa, characterized by its rich history and cultural diversity, has a long tradition of producing craft beer. Countries such as Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, and others have contributed significantly to the development of beer culture in the region.

Craft beer in Mitteleuropa is not just a beverage, but rather an essential element in cultural celebrations, popular festivals and local traditions. Each country has its own distinctive beer styles and production techniques passed down through generations.

For example, Germany is renowned for its Reinheitsgebot, the beer purity law introduced in 1516, which establishes the allowed ingredients for beer production. This has helped preserve the quality and purity of German beers, which boast a wide range of traditional styles such as Weissbier, Pils, and Bock.

The Czech Republic is famous for its Pilsner, one of the most popular beer types worldwide, as well as other varieties such as Dunkel and Vienna Lager. Beer here is a key element in local festivals and social gatherings, offering an opportunity to come together, share traditions, and celebrate conviviality.

In Mitteleuropa, craft breweries are often small family-run businesses that keep ancient brewing techniques alive, producing high-quality beers with local ingredients and artisanal passion. These breweries represent not only a source of delicious drinks but also a link to the historical and cultural roots of the region.

Furthermore, craft beer in Mitteleuropa has experienced a renaissance in recent decades, with growing consumer interest in the quality, authenticity, and diversity of craft beers compared to commercial options.

In actual fact, craft beer in Mitteleuropa is much more than a beverage: it is a symbol of cultural identity, sharing of traditions, and artisanal excellence that continues to bond communities and preserve the brewing heritage of this fascinating European region.

CONTACTS

Smile Eventi di Viaggi da Sogno snc di Korenika Giulia e Vitale Fabio
Travel Agency & Event Planning
Via Malcanton 4, 34121 Trieste, Italia
CF/P.IVA 01278340326

Press Office Micol Brusaferro

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