It´s no exaggeration to say that the “Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja” which takes place every year in Blumenau (SC) is the largest event directed to the beer lovers in Brazil. The four-day event in March features more than 500 craft and imported labels. Highlights also include the gastronomic and bands that played every day in the festival.
22,500 people passed through the pavilion, and the busiest day of the event was on Saturday, March 24, according to the organization. Some changes were made to improve access to stands, like an island in the center of the pavilion with just homebrewers. Highlight among homebrewers included Drei Adler, DUM, Brix, Ogre Beer, Traíra, Stannis, Tormenta, Fortuna, Teckelbier, Lake Side, Tonera, and others.
Among the breweries, BodeBrown, Colorado and Wals were the most popular. The first offered 11 taps of beer and Colorado introduced their new beer – Vixnu. The Wals Brewery brought to 2012 the famous Wals Petroleum, a collaboration beer between Wals and DUM brewery.
The Festival also opened the door for the 1st Meeting of beer bloggers, who are already more than 150 in the country. In a conversation of nearly two hours, it was decided that some joint actions must take place in the coming months.
Also happening during the event was the South Beer Cup 2012, naming the best beers of South America. The Brazilians did very well, including winning the award for Best Brewery of the Year with the Wals of Minas Gerais.
Here are the Brazilians who have won medals and mentions in the South Beer Cup 2012:
Wals, Divine Gottlich, Way, Seasons, Bierland, Klein, Mistura Clássica, Bierbaum, Karavelle, Bierhoff, Das Bier, Colorado, Backer, Bamberg, Bodebrown, Eisenbahn, Falke Bier, Zehn and Wensky.
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