Fresh Fest 2019


Everything you need to know about our first annual FRESHFEST can be found here: Breweries attending, location info, dates and ticket sales. 

Check our facebook’s event page for all updates and attending breweries:

23 / 26 May 2019, Haarlem The Netherlands         

Friday 24th - 17:00 - 21:30 
Saturday 25th - 10:00 - 14:30  
Saturday 25th - 17:00 - 21:30 

Over the last year, we showed Holland what a difference freshness makes; through our Fresh & Fast program, we were able to deliver super fresh beers throughout the entire Netherlands, on the day of packaging.

Our idea is to take this to the next level, by hosting Holland's very first super-fresh beer festival. There'll be 25 breweries attending and 80% of all beers on offer will be hop forward, and packaged less than 72 hours before!

Every attending brewery will bring one keg of their best sour, porter, imperial stout or barrel aged beer to keep your palates cleansed between hop-bombs!

All beers will be shipped with refrigeration, and stored cold right up until each session starts. Our FRESHFEST will showcase the freshest beers you can possibly find in Europe, all in one place!

Every session will have different beers on draft. This is our first year hosting our own festival so we thought we'd go big straight away!



The main festival will be held in an old factory where they used to build cranes. This location was chosen because it's ace, and because we'll be opening a new brewpub on the location waterfront in 2020!

Although the fesitval is in Haarlem's industrial area, it's only a 10 minute walk from Haarlem historical train station.

If you want to take some of the freshest beers home, our new bottleshop in Haarlem centre is the place to be! It's next door to the Uiltje bar in Haarlem centre.

During the weekend there'll be tastings, takeovers, meet the brewers, seminars and presentations in all of our locations.

Want to move between locations? We have the most awesome

way of getting around ever! Between the Zijlstraat (Uiltje bottleshop/bar), The Festival spot and the brewery (5 min walk away) we have shuttle boats available.

Hop on the boat and in 10-12 minutes you'll be on a different spot! Plus you get to see Haarlem from the water and learn some about Haarlem's rich brewing history!


Festival location:  Hendrik figeeweg 3 2031BJ Haarlem
Uiltje Bar city centre: Zijlstraat 18, 2011TN Haarlem
Uiltje Brewery: Bingerweg 25, 2031AZ Haarlem
Uiltje bottleshop: Zijlstraat 6, 2011TN Haarlem 

EPISODE I Friday 24th - 17:00 - 21:30 
EPISODE IISaturday 25th - 10:00 - 14:30
EPISODE IIISaturday 25th - 17:00 - 21:30 



Entree costs per session will be €12,50. This includes entree, a tasting glass, information booklet and a bottle of water.  Costs for a token will only be €1,50 this way we hope everyone can sample as many beers possible.  

We are organising a lot of events around freshfest. Tap takeovers, blind tastings, pre- and after parties. Like our facebook page to stay up-to-date.  At the start of each session you will  receive a booklet with all aditional events and beers on tap.  

By train: Hop on any train to Haarlem Central station. Walk in East direction and follow the FRESHFEST Signs.

From Uiltje bar: Ask for the festival booklet, we have the directions in here. You can always hop on the shuttle boat and move between locations.