Itís time for more information about the upcoming Ratebeer European Summer Gathering.
For those who donít know: the RBESG is a long weekend where people from all over Europe who are passionate about beer come together and visit beer related places. This year it will take place in The Netherlands and Belgium.
The date is set on Thursday June 27 ítill Monday July 1st. The date was chosen because it is at the beginning of Summer, when itís easier to find hotels and flights, and brewers arenít on holidays yet.
The programme is:
Thursday june 27: Welcome Day
Late afternoon: Aperitif in Utrecht.
Evening: Beer Diner.
Evening: Beer Party hosted by Rooie Dop
Friday june 28: Crossing Borders
Bus trip. Visits to Emelisse (Kamperland), Antwerp (pubcrawl) and De Dochter van de Korenaar (Baarle-Hertog).
Evening: Barbecue hosted by De Dochter van de Korenaar.
Saturday june 29: Grand Tasting
Morning: explore Utrecht (free time)
Afternoon: visit to De Molen, Bodegraven.
Evening: Grand Tasting. Diner provided at De Molen.
Sunday june 30: Sunday
Morning: Free time
Early afternoon: Visit to La Trappe. Lunch.
Afternoon: Visit the small but cosy outdoor beerfestival in Tilburg.
Monday july 1: Facultative
: Sour Head XTC
For those interested, we arrange a bus trip to the area around Brussels on Monday.
Lunch at De Heeren van Liedekercke, visits to one or two breweries and the city of Brussels. This goes through when there are enough participants.
Changes can still be made to the programme, but we expect only for the better
The participation fee isnít completely known yet, as it depends on the number of expected participants. It is organised by volunteers and we will try to keep a relatively low price for it all.
More (and updated) information can be found at: rbesg.wordpress.com
If you wish to join us at the RBESG íCrossing Bordersí, send an e-mail to rbesg.crossingborders(at)gmail.com. Do include if you plan to participate in the programme on Monday July 1st. We like it if you post in this forum too, but it doesnít count as an application.
The RBESG is open for all people who wish to participate who happen to be in / coming to Europe. It is on a first come first serve basis: the amount of places are limited, as the different breweries and places we visit often have a maximum number of visitors. If it comes to it, preference will be given to people who apply for the whole event (Thursday-Sunday, Monday is optional), though a number of places are reserved for people who can only join certain days (please do include in your application if you plan to join only a day / few days, and state which
). In any case: applying early is advised.
Hope to see you soon at the RBESG!