Faro hosts second Alameda Beer Fest

More than 150 national and international beers will be on offer at the second Alameda Beer Fest in Faro, which will be held between July 1 and 3 at Jardim da Alameda.

Around 30 beer producers will take part in the event and will present a variety of Portuguese, Spanish, Danish and Dutch beers, including Indian Pale Ale, Pilsner, Porter, Lager and Stout.

Speaking to online newspaper Sulinformação, Faro deputy mayor Paulo Santos said the success of last year’s festival made many producers want to return this year.

“They admitted that it was one of Portugal’s best beer festivals, alongside the Art Beer Fest in Caminha,” he said.

But though the variety of beers is sure to attract the region’s beer lovers, there will be more to do than just try the several lagers.

There will also be street food, showcooking demonstrations and entertainment.

“What we want is for the festival to offer three days of entertainment and socialising. This is a very laid-back event. We want it to keep this spirit so that it can be just as, or even more, successful than last year,” Paulo Santos told Sulinformação.

In 2015, the event attracted around 30,000 people.

It is organised by Faro council, OG & Associados and municipal company AmbiFaro.

Doors open at 5pm.

Admission to the festival is free, though visitors have to buy a glass for €2.50 to try the beers.

The beers showcased at the event will cost between €2 and €4.