Tourist tip #27 / The Jerusalem Beer Festival
The eighth annual festival is rolling into town this week, for a two-day stop in which the city's historic Old Train Station will be transformed into an enormous bar.
All aboard! The eighth annual Jerusalem Beer Festival is rolling into town this week, for a 2-day stop, during which the city's historic Old Train Station will be transformed into a giant bar showcasing more than 120 types of local and international brews.
Thousands of beer buffs are expected to flock to the event on Wednesday and Thursday to quench their thirst with a broad selection of premium and local brews. Some brands are exclusive to the festival, and some of the more exotic beers on offer are spiked with flavors like caramel, coffee and banana. Homemade beers will also be on tap, and especially enthusiastic aleheads can catch a demonstration of the production process.
If you need something to soak up the alcohol after sampling a few drinks, the food stalls on site can come in handy. Or if something specific has tickled your fancy, the sudsy beverages and beer-related accessories will be on sale at the festival.
Daily performances from DJs and musicians kick off at 20.00 – by which time visitors will likely be feeling jolly enough to shed their inhibitions and boogie down.
Wednesday, August 22 – Thursday, August 23
Opening hours: 18.00-24.00
Entrance fee: NIS 30