Weekly program

The week-long program will feature events at various locations throughout Ljubljana. By holding events at various locations throughout the city and concluding the festival in the Festival Hall we want to put Ljubljana shoulder to shoulder with other capitals in Western Europe and present it as a dynamic tourist craft destination. Events related to craft beer culture will be held all week long, there will be lots of “Tap Takeovers”. The official opening of the event will take place on Monday 23 March in one of the craft beer spots in the city. The events will unfold until Saturday, when the main event will take place in the Festival Hall and the club Božidar. At the main event we will be hosting 22 of the best microbreweries from all over the globe as well as 6 microbreweries from Slovenia.
We are also planning to organize some additional events under the LKBW brand, such as Ljubljana Craft Beer Weekend – Summer Edition, a Winter Edition, and also plan to hold events under this brand abroad, mostly in neighboring countries.


6.3.2020 - LKBW on tour / Hop&Rock Craft Beer Trieste

La carovana LKBW si fermerà a Trieste. Una serata ideale per incontrare i nostri numerosi amici Italiani. Tra l'altro regaleremo due biglietti gratis per l'evento principale e sveleremo gli ultimi dettagli sulla settimana della birra artiginale di Lubiana. Non vediamo l'ora.

24.3.2020 - Beer Tasting

Kdo se še spomni legendarnih ''beer tastingov'' v Gas Stationu z Jašo Zidarjem? Vsi kateri se in tisti, ki se ne, bomo to lahko podoživeli v torek 24. marca v času LKBW. Število mest je omejeno.
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24.3.2020 - Sour Power

Legendarna pivoteka bo v času LKBW na vse pipe priklopila kisla piva. Potrudili se bomo,,da bo izbira vrhunska, saj dobro vemo, kako obsedeni ste postali s sourji. Tako, da vabljeni k Martinu na dobro kkislco in klepet.
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25.3.2020 - Balkan Breweries

Na LKBW bo prisotnih nekaj pivovarn iz sosednjih in balkanskih držav. V Šiški bomo priklopili po 2 soda vsake od njih ter se na druženju s pivovarji zabavali ob zgodbah o začetkih mrikopivovarstva v njihovih državah in še marsičem drugem. Komaj čakamo!

26.3.2020 - Põhjala Brewery - Že v redu, Primož

For us it all started with Põhjala, so there will be at least 14 of their beers on tap. And more than 30 different Põhjala bottles.

Stay tuned!


26.3.2020 - Dry & Bitter Brewing C. & Amager Bryghus - Pivnica Lajbah

They are good friends and we are good friends with both of them. So, it was an easy decision. There will be 24 taps, 12 taps for each brewery!
Stay tuned!

26.3.2020 - Lervig

LKBW is not only about Ljubljana. We decided to make an event also in Kranj which is only 20 minutes drive from the capital. On Thursday, only 2 days before the main event, there will be Aidan and Lervig beer on 11 taps waiting for you in Beer Pub in Kranj.

26.3.2020 - Verdant Brewing Co.

Verdant beers tapped on Tankr van! What a great combination. There will be at least 6 Verdant Beers, Tanja and some good music. Location is still a secret.

27.3.2020 - Meet the author and book presentation

Paolo Erne aka Accademia Della Birra is a living (beer) legend. Last year he published the book ''Birre in cucina'' (''Beer in the kitchen''). We invited him to LKBW as a special guest, but he will also present his book and tell us some more about beer and cooking. There will be an official interpreter from Italian to English, so anyone cnn join us.

Main event - Festivalna dvorana Ljubljana

The main event will take place in a very special venue.
The Festival Hall is one of the most renowned inter-generational centres in Slovenia. Once known as the Baraga Seminary, the building from the late 1930s, designed by architect Jože Plečnik, today houses the Academic College, the Mladinsko Theatre and the Pionirski dom educational & cultural institution, which manages the Festival Hall. This was created in the central space of the original building in 1956, to the plans of architect A. Bitenc.
There will be two tasting sessions, and 112 different beers in the main event. Plus lots of tasty food, good music and happy people!

Stay tuned!

28.3.2020 - Afterparty

LKBW 2020 official afterparty.