by Kaeru Beer
Ever wonder about the beer world’s undiscovered secrets? Why do tired, repetitive „Best of” lists overlook significant beer events? Which little-known international beer festivals stand out as unmissable? Where is the visitor-experience a model of excellence?
Imagine which features and provisions produce a world’s best beer festival. Think about it for a moment. Exceptional beer quality will signify a pinnacle of skilled brewing talent. All visitors must enjoy VIP status, regardless of their importance or position.
Where might you find these calibre events? Discovering high-end beer is straightforward yet experiencing supreme customer-focus is not.
We’re all guilty of trusting hype and walking in the shadow of hipsters. We’ve all braved beer festivals that promised a lot and delivered less. Be honest, our fear of missing out opts for trendy events ahead of rewarding experiences. Rarely do we stop to think about how fulfilling is the whole package.
The good news is that beer festivals offering superior visitor engagement exist. The bad news is that too many beer festivals fail to see value in furthering the customer experience. Warszawski Festiwal Piwa (Warsaw Beer Festival) sits in the first category. It’s an unparalleled event: world-class breweries, fine beer and faultless visitor satisfaction
Why is Warszawski Festiwal Piwa (WFP) special?
You’re right to ask why WFP is an undiscovered secret, why it’s absent from 'Best of’ lists, why it’s unmissable. Your local or national beer festivals may be as good as, if not better than, WFP. But that’s not what’s important. WFP is above all else a humble event that doesn’t claim to be the best or better than any other.
And there you have it. The essence of what makes Warszawski Festiwal Piwa special. Its appeal is effortless — no boasting, no trying too hard, no visitor disregard. It’s unconditional: it invites you to visit, to experience the event, to enjoy yourself.
Not convinced? What’s the worst that may happen? You might recognise its strengths and enjoy it. It might exceed your expectations.
What are WFP’s highlights?
Let’s begin with the friendly, sincere welcome given to visitors. WFP opens its arms and embraces the public, nestling everybody in convivial warmth. People are happy. Only fun atmospheres produce genuine laughter’s unmistakable sound.
Then there’s beer, acting as a quality measurement benchmark. Modesty prevails and nobody claims to produce anything other than their best. And yet, brewing talent’s distinctive high standards prevail. Poland validates its seat at the table reserved for great beer-producing nations.
But one thing’s certain: WFP represents an outstanding event, even if there were no beer. And that’s what defines a great event: besides beer, is there enough to attract visitors? The finest events surpass the mediocre ones by offering a complete visitor-focused experience. Social comfort, ease and hospitality outdo abundant entertainment on the pleasure scale.
Consider it another way. Great beer is vital to a festival’s success, for sure. Brewery representatives always on hand to speak with visitors is also important. But would you be content with an event if both beer and brewers were lacking?
But I digress. WFP shines because of great beer, genial brewers, entertainment, comfort, ease and hospitality.
What can you enjoy at WFP?
Let’s look at the main aspects of WFP. Around 50 breweries serve 700-800 beers from 350 taps over several floors. Upper floors accommodate established names while a bustling ground floor showcases debut breweries. And like any well-curated event, WFP also invites a few selected international guests.
But a cautious word: WFP challenges first-time visitors. Taste beer, meet brewers and experience the event and impressive minimal effort. You may begin expecting more added-value from your local or national beer festivals. And that’s good for all visitors, so we thank WFP for differentiating between basic and best.
But don’t worry if you can’t get enough WFP. It’s held twice a year at Legia Warsaw’s Municipal Stadium. October 2019’s event is the 11th edition.
So, visiting WFP is a no-brainer?
Yes, it’s as simple as that. Besides sampling beer and chatting with breweries, WFP excels as a standalone event.
- Various guest speakers present free talks on the main stage during the 3-day event.
- And selected paid workshops convene in side-rooms.
- Pinball, board games and game tournaments conclude with a popular Fussball Championship.
- All winners receive their prize on Saturday afternoon’s main stage.
Abundant food trucks parked outside serve all types of delicious street food. Diners and drinkers unwind at ample tables and seating. Evidence of the venue’s superior capacity. There’s no shortage of indoor and outdoor space to relax in a convivial atmosphere.
Are you ready for WFP?
Join hundreds of local, national and international visitors having fun. Stand shoulder to shoulder with the country’s prominent and enthusiastic beer connoisseurs. Navigate your journey through a vast array of Polish and global flavours and beer styles. And if quality and choice are overwhelming, passionate volunteers will guide your selection.
Don’t overlook WFP or Poland’s wonderful
craft beer scene. Exploit your fear of
missing out. Are you ready to enjoy
yourself and savour everything WFP has to offer?