Munich isn't the only city celebrating beer this month! The Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, one of the biggest of its kinds in the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It will be going on all this weekend (Sept 29th - Oct 1st). But if you can't make it then, you have another chance next weekend (Oct 6-8th). The festival area is split in two... in Hall 1 you will find beer, whisky and calvados while in Hall 2 (called "Taste Experience") you will find wine, champagne, rum, tequila and cognac. Good news... your entrance ticket (199 SEK) gives you access to both halls as well as a tasting glass and Beer Class 1. You have to be 20 years of age to attend the festival. There will be hundreds of beer, whisky and other spirits on exhibit and to taste... but that isn't the only sustenance available. There will be several restaurants in the festival area to keep you well fed! Click here for more information, including times, tickets and communications.
The festival is held in Nackastrandsmässan, located in Nacka Strand. To get there from the Rival Hotel... take bus 71 or 443 from Slussen (a 10 minute walk from the hotel).