Translation by: Mirosław Kołodziej
Dear beer lovers, brewers, and partners of the 12th Warsaw Beer Festival,
We would like to thank you for your patience and at the same time ask for your understanding. Our latest decision takes a very high place among the hardest ones that we had to make since the very beginning of the Festival. We feel responsible for both your health and safety. Therefore, in accordance with the recommendations of the Polish authorities, we decided to change the date of the 12th Warsaw Beer Festival.
This edition of the festival was supposed to be better than all previous ones. We had worked hard and put all our hearts in its creation. And so we were really proud of what we would present to you at the end of March. Never before did we have such extensive attractions planned, so many lectures, tasting sessions, excellent foreign breweries as guests and charitable activities worked out. The exhibitors were also up to the challenge and took it upon themselves to bring world-class beers, often brewed especially for the Festival.
We don’t want all this work to go to waste. For this reason, we are not canceling the event, only postponing it. We don’t know what the future will bring, we don’t know how the situation will develop. Therefore, we are not able at this moment to say how long the Festival will be postponed. But we promise to inform you as early as possible. This is a very difficult and highly unusual situation that has never happened before.
For the last five years, you’ve been supporting us incredibly and we are very grateful for that. Now we want to ask you to be with us also in this difficult time. We have no influence over the coronavirus, it is a force majeure that impacts us all. We ask for your understanding. For our part, we’d like to assure you that all tickets remain valid. However, if you want to return them, we will understand it. It is possible to receive a full refund. How? Our partners from Eventim.pl will send the appropriate instructions to all of you.
Allow us to assure you once more: we are not cancelling, shutting down or giving up on the Festival. We are only changing the date. The Warsaw Beer Festival is and will be one of the most important beer events in Poland. We don’t know the future, we don’t know how the situation will develop. But we know one thing: the Warsaw Beer Festival will be back as soon as the situation returns to normal.
Paweł Leszczyński, Jacek Materski and the whole Warsaw Beer Festival Team