Bierberaad: Rein Beer Fest

Program Change!

Bierberaad is Back! In the weekend 0f the 23rd and 24th of April we will celebrate 500 years of Minimalistic Pilsners, Wild Herbs and Ossi-beers. Please note that there were some last-minute changes in Saturday's Program! Scroll down for more info and ticketing, or check our Facebook event.

The Rein Beer Fest is co-curated by Henriëte Waal, Jan Lemmens and Mediamatic.


Tasting original brews - The audience at Bierberaad enjoying different types of beers from independent brewers. Ana Valls


Expert Nerd Meeting

Saturday 23 April 14:00 - 16:00 / Free entrance

Let's sit down with experts, brewers and drinkers to discuss the rules and controversies of the German Reinheitsgebot.


Bierberaad - Brewing, drinking and discussing Ana Valls


Saturday 23 April 18:30 - 21:30 (1 hour break) / Ticket €15,-

Bierberaad is Back! How does the German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) relate to the current craft of beer brewing? And what is its impact on beer diversity?
With: Kees Filius, Sander Nederveen (Oedipus), Pim Bosch (De Leckere), Rick Kempen, Mattias Terpstra (Katjelam), Edo van Bree and Henriette Waal.

Tastings: Rauchbier Märzen 5,1% (Aecht Schlenkerla), Volkspils 5% (Oedipus Brewery), Pilsener 5% (De Leckere), Pilsner 4,9% (Jever), Verzopen Lichtenhainer 4,3% (Brouwerij Katjelam) and Erdbeer Porter 4,2% (Bergquell Brauerei Löbau).


Pouring the glasses for a comparative tasting - During the monthly Bierberaad events we tasted and compared beers from independent brewers. Xiang Yu Yeung

Beer Party German Style

Saturday 23 April 21:30 - late / Free entrance

Neue Deutsche Welle brought to you by DJ Supergeuze from the Bierkoning. Expect post-punk, electronic and new-wave tunes to dance to.


Neue Deutsche Welle mixtape - found via this link


Wild Herb Hunting for Drinkers and Brewers

Sunday 24 April 10:00 - 12:00 / Tickets €7,50

This excursion is suitable for all brewers and drinkers looking into ways to rediscover our green urban environment and complement their brews with local ingredients. Together with a wild foraging specialist and Jonmar van Vlijmen (De Onkruidenier) we will go on a tour through the city of Amsterdam foraging for delicious wild herbs and plants.


Wild herb foraging - Plant hunting in an urban landscape De Onkruidenier

Beer Brunch

Sunday 24 April 12:00 - 14:00

Pairing craft beers with Dutch delicacies to celebrate 500 years of Reinheitsgebot. How about Goose Eggs Florentine with Truffle Oil and Beer Hollandaise, Chickpea Beer Meringue Pancakes or Beer-battered Gobi 65? At Mediamatic ETEN.


Beer Brunch - Start your day with a lovely Beer Brunch pairing craft beers with Dutch delicacies to celebrate 500 years of Reinheitsgebot.

Forgotten Beer History

Sunday 24 April 12:00 - 13:00 / Tickets €10,-

Changing Hops for Herbs with a series of talks about gruitbier and forgotten beer history. With: Erik Bouman (Kleinduimpje), Ton Zijp, Henriëtte Waal and more. All talks will be accompanied by tastings.


For The Love of Pils - Still from the movie 'Dinner at Eight'. Lisanne Groenewoud


Bierberaad €15,- (Sat)
Wild Herb Hunting €7,50 (Sun)
Forgotten Beer History €10,- (Sun)
2 Day Passe-partout : €20,- **(Sat + Sun)
**incl: Nerd Meeting, Bierberaad, Wild Herb Hunting and Forgotten Beer History)

Rein Beer Fest
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

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