Borefts Beer Festival

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Borefts Bier Festival 2019 September 27 & 28
Both days from 12.00-22.00 h (taps close @ 21.45h)


Pre-sale only!
If you want to attend both days you have to buy one ticket for each day.
There are Friday & Saturday tickets with 10 & 20 tokens

At Borefts: scan your ticket and receive your:

  • 2019 special edition Borefts tasting glass (no other glasses allowed)
  • your day-bracelet, mandatory for purchasing tokens
  • the detailed festival program
  • the amount of tokens you pre-ordered

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?’
We still ask you to buy a ticket. With the ticket you contribute the funds we need to organize Borefts. Maybe you won’t use your glass and have no need for the program but you can still use your tokenss to get a lemonade, coffee, some food or a fine glass of wine. Oh yeah! We are trying to remain an ‘open’ festival without heavy duty acces gates, long rows and security. So we call upon your respect for what it takes to organize Borefts. Cheers!

‘So I really have to buy two tickets for two days?’
Yep, and that also means that you will recieve a second tastingglass and program with your second ticket. Might seem silly, but for now: that’s what it is.

Brewery line up
Visit the line-up page (and attent the facebookevent) regularly because we update them frequently, for example with new attending breweries.  What breweries are to be expected?
2019 will be the 11th edition of our annual have-good-beer-with-good-friends-party. As we speak we are choosing and inviting breweries from all over in exactly the same way we have been doing it all these years before. Breweries you might or might not know yet – micro breweries or breweries with huge, and a lot of, hardware – superstar breweries or quite unknown names – with widely available beers or never before to be tasted out of their own country or in the Netherlands.
So, there’s nothing they have in common? Hell yes they do! Every one of them produces beers we have found to be awesome (and we want to taste more!), brewed by awesome people, with whom we feel connected and definitely want to celebrate our 11th festival with! And if you like this plan – you are also welcome to join (again?)!

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)

Pre-sale only
Since 2016 we have a limited amount of space for you growing crowd of beerloving people. That’s why we made a new festival area plan, still at the brewery. Borefts 2019 will host the same amount of visitors as last year. But no more. We think that amount of people will be this years` limit as well to keep things comfortable for everyone. That’s also why there is 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 beer friends you have no chance to meet otherwise. We don’t mind if you taste an 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 taproom) will be opened during the festival. (also point of token sale)
  • Look forward to a great food line-up at the festival.
  • Please use #Borefts when posting on-line.


Have a look at the previous editions.