Beer-events Leiden (English)

Six times a year the city of Leiden is graced by a beer event. These events offer you the opportunity to savour many different beers from small Dutch breweries.

The spring and autumn events are pub crawls on foot where each pub offers a different special beer. The summer event transports you from one pub to the next by boat. The winter event takes place in Scheltema, where the brewers will be present in person to tell you everything about their beer.

Of course, each season brings its own, specific brew.

Bockbeerwalk A walk along 6 cafes were they each serve a different Bock.
Bock Beer is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.

Winterbeer Festival Leiden To cold for a walk outside? Then come and join this Festival.

Springbeerwalk Leiden A walk along 6 cafes were they each serve a different Spring Beer. Unlike other seasons there are not that many beer styles that are specifically brewed to celebrate springtime. However, ​there are a number of styles that are associated with the events and holidays of spring. And some styles just seem to taste better during springtime.

Summerbeerwalk  A nice variation on the Beerwalk with summerbeers. Taste delicious beers at six different cafes.

SingelBeerwalk A walk along the Singels, the outskirt of Leiden in the 17th century. You’ll taste ten beers and get a small bite on the side.