The Belgian Craft Beer Festival was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Kingdom of Belgium. The festival showcased up to 100 unique beers, giving attendees the opportunity to sample new flavors and explore unique brewing methods. Attendees were also able to learn about the history of Belgian beer brewing and the different techniques used by brewers around the world. With so much to offer, the festival was a great way to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the two countries.
Nearly 500 participants attended the exciting event held on April 22 in Hanoi.
According to Bui Anh Tuan, the Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam-Belgium Friendship Association, this is a great chance to appreciate the exceptional culinary cultures of the two countries.
“These products showcase the dedication and expertise of the brewers, as well as the remarkable variety and excellence of craft beer,” Tuan said.
|The beer festival attracts many participants. Photo: Le Trong/The Hanoi Times|
Karl Van den Bossche, Ambassador of Belgium to Vietnam, declared that the two countries are well-renowned for their celebrated beers. “We are confident that this event will help to further enhance the strong relationship between our two countries,” he stated.
This is also an opportunity for producers and distributors from both countries to come together and collaborate in the craft beer industry.
The creator of the C-Brewmaster brand, Nguyen Van Cuong, recognized that Belgian partners could teach Vietnamese craft beer artisans new techniques to produce higher quality craft beer in the future. By leveraging the expertise of their Belgian partners, Cuong believes that Vietnamese brewers will be able to create innovative and delicious craft beer that can compete with the best craft beers in the world.
|Organizers cheer at the opening ceremony of the beer festival. Photo: Le Trong/The Hanoi Times|