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Birraio dell’Anno: the event

Birraio dell’Anno will be held at the TuscanyHall theatre in Florence from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January, 2020. Created and organized by the network Fermento Birra, the festival has been rewarding for the last 11 years the best italian brewers. As a sort of Ballon d’Or of the beer scene, thanks to the vote of 100 italian experts, the festival will host 20 producers competing for the Brewer of the Year award and 5 young candidates for the Emerging Brewer award. The brewers will find themselves sharing a circular counter and pouring 150 different craft beers. As a new concept this year we will introduce a Best Pub! corner which will host the best italian publicans ranked by the vote of the judges. Five italian pubs that excel for their offer, service, environment and professionalism will be part of the event enriching the beer list with another 30 beers from the italian and international scene.

As a tradition the award ceremony will be held on Sunday 19 at 16:30 where both the winners for Brewer of the Year and Emerging Brewer (less than 2 years experience) will be announced.
There will also be cultural appointments such as free tastings in the Beer Show area set on theatre stage and behind closed doors thematic meetings in the exclusive Beer Match area.

Keeping in mind quality as a main factor the street-food area will offer a varied menu creating nice pairings with the beers.
Birraio dell’Anno was born as a tribute to the italian craft beer scene, which is now recognized and valued on a international scale. An unmissable event for all the craft beer aficionados and for all those who want to learn more about it and celebrate it with a 3 days long toast!

Birraio dell’Anno is an event organized by Fermento Birra in collaboration with Mr Malt, Lallemand, PolyKeg e J-Software and with the support of Rastal, Ferrarelle e TicTac. Media partner: Fermento Birra Magazine.



Daily entry ticket: 10 euros including a glass, shoulder bag, booklet with participating breweries info, a pen, 2 token and a voucher for a half a liter bottle of water.
3-day entry ticket: 15 euros including a glass, shoulder bag, booklet with participating breweries info, a pen and voucher for a half a liter bottle of water.

1 token = 1 euro
Half a glass (0,15l) is 2 tokens (3 for special beers)
A full glass (0,30l) is 4 tokens (6 for special beers)

Friday, 17th January 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, 18th January 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 19st January 2020 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.


TuscanyHall theater in Via Fabrizio De André in Florence

Who will be the winner for 2019? Find it out with us!