It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that BXLBeerFest 2021 is postponed to 2022.
This isn’t an easy message for us and we have discussed this thoroughly among ourselves, but with all the rules and measurements to follow and the uncertainty, we can’t organise the festival as we see it, as we intend it. With the decrease of the infection numbers earlier this summer/late spring and the ‘GO’ given by our government for the organisation of bigger events we eagerly started planning the 2021 edition. We were, and we know you as well, looking forward to a summer where things started to get normal again, where you could go to a beer festival to discover and enjoy some good beers with friends. We were looking forward to washing away an horrible year 2020 and 2021…
Unfortunately the guidelines to follow to organize a Covid-safe event issued by the government are demanding to say the least. Even with a tuned-down edition as we planned, it takes much more effort and almost as much man power as with our normal event. We always aimed to have a low threshold event, available to all, being it in atmosphere and entrance and token prices. Organising a smaller event with as much effort as it would take would be a big financial risk.
The bigger problem however is the recent increase in numbers of infected patients, the rise of the Covid-variants and the idea that the peak has yet to come (end of summer holidays). We’re afraid that the government might issue new rules, making it even more difficult to organise BXLBeerFest and making all our efforts so far go in vain. Going all in, consecrating all our time, starting the build-up, investing money in infrastructure, people and location,… without being sure that things won’t change by the end of August is too much to bear.
Our sincere apologies. We know this is a let down and we hope we can count on your comprehension and support. This leaves us beaten but not broken, disappointed but not without hope… We’ll be back!
— EXCLUSIVE BEER PACKS
If you bought a 2020 or 2021 Exclusive Beer Pack, it doesn’t change anything. The packs will be ready for pickup in Brussels on 21&22 August 2021, as planned. We’ll let you know the exact location and schedule in a few days. We remind you that, if you can’t come, you always have to possibility to give your ticket to the proxy of your choice.
— ENTRY TICKETS AND TOKENS
If you bought entry tickets or tokens, you will receive an email with all details. If you have any question, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ; we don’t discuss specific orders via social media.
Be safe, stay strong #SanteïBXL