Borefts Beer Festival

Borefts Beer Festival #9 will take place in September 2016! Both days from 12.00-22.00 h. The exact dates are yet to be deceided.

Below are the specs of Borefts 2016. There maight be some changes in 2017.


Pre-sale only! Access only with a ticket.

Per day 3500 tickets are available. (Why? Read below!)
So if you want to attend both days you have to buy one ticket for each day.

At Borefts: scan your ticket and collect your:

  • 2016 special edition Borefts tasting glass (no other glasses allowed)
  • your mandatory day-bracelet
  • the detailed festival program
  • the amount of tokens you pre-ordered (1 token = 1 beer)

Important: of course there is a UNDER 18 YEARS OLD = NO ALCOHOL policy at our festival! So you have to be able to identify yourself at the register.

‘But, what if I don’t drink beer?’

You will still need to buy a ticket. You won’t be allowed to enter the festival area without one. Maybe you won’t use your glass and have no need for the program but you can still use your coins to get a lemonade, coffee, some food or a fine glass of wine. Oh yeah!

‘So I really have to buy two tickets for two days?’

Yep, and that also means that you will recieve another tastingglass and program with your second ticket. Maybe next year we will have thought of another solution. But for now: that’s what it is.

2016 Brewery line up

Visit our line-up 2016 page (and Facebook event) regularly because we update them frequently, for example with new attending breweries. One thing is already for sure: only the best breweries qualify!

How to travel to Bodegraven

We strongly advise everyone to travel by train. Bodegraven is easy to travel to and our brewery is only a ten minute walk from the train station. And that way everybody can enjoy a good craft beer! (And besides that: there is a very, very limited amount of parking space)

New festival area plan & change to pre-sale only

Due to the latest adjustments at the lager-tank-park (wow) and growing barrel-aging-cathedral (huge wow!) we have a limited amount of space for you beerloving people. We made a new festival area plan, still at the brewery, but different… Never a dull moment at Brouwerij de Molen. What will it look like this year?

With this new area plan we hope to accommodate just as much visitors as the 2015 edition. But no more. We think that amount of people will be this years limit to keep things comfortable for everyone.  That’s why we changed to pre-sale only, to control the amount of visitors.

About not bringing beers to the festival

We want to be good sports, being geeks ourselves as well, so we don’t want to make up strict rules or such. But we do ask your respect for the organization of Borefts Beer Festival. We understand if you would like to swap bottles, with beerfriends you have no change to meet otherwise. We don’t mind if you taste a occasional bottle as an exception. But we also think it is quite rude to bring large quantities of beer at a beer festival. Thanks for understanding.

Also useful to know

  • Taps close 15 minutes before general closing time. So that’s 21.45 pm
  • It is possible to pay cash and by card at the cash register if you want to buy more tokens.
  • It is possible to pay cash and by card at the merchandise stand. (also selling point of tokens)
  • The bottle shop at Brouwcafé de Molen (our brewpub) will be opened during the festival.
  • Look forward to a great food line-up at the festival.
  • Please use #Borefts when posting on-line.

& Enjoy yourself limitless! (as if you need that advise :p)

Have a look at the previous editions.