This years festivities consist of many events spread over venues in Amsterdam Noord within 3-10 minutes cycling (or 5-20 minutes walking) from each other.*
In general no entry ticket is necessary to attend and taste the many different beers, ciders and liquids on offer. Besides these free-to-attend events many ticketed lectures, tastings and screenings will take place throughout the four days. Please refer to the program to find more information and ensure attendance as capacity might be limited. Event starting times are scheduled so as to allow you to move between venues if necessary.
The selection of beers and producers differs from event to event. Refer to the program to find the detailed overview where to taste which breweries liquids. A small and changing selection of festival beers and ciders will also be available at participating venues at all times.
First time attending?
If the multitude of events feels overwhelming, you might want to start with attending the Opening Party, Homebrew market or Friday and Saturday Garden Fests. Here many producers will pour their creations. Another good choice is the Bottle Conditioned movie screening, which will give you a 80min speed introduction to spontaneously fermented Lambic beers or you could choose to attend a tasting led by one of the producers themselves. And then, just pick a lecture of your interest and jump in.
While Carnivale Brettanomyces was initially born solely focused on beer, since then our horizons have expanded together with the experiments and knowledge of the many attending producers.
* while walking is possible, we recommend cycling