In 2020, almost all beer festivals have been canceled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. According to the World Health Organisation, the highly infectious disease is spread through close contact. Based on past events, beer festivals record high attendance. The high turnout has made it impossible for the events to happen since it is difficult to attain social distancing requirements.
Currently, people are learning how to survive in these times. Beer-drinking events’ organizers are laying new plans on how these events can be held and at the same time fight the Covid-19 spread. Shall we see a return? This is a question on most beer lovers’ minds. Well, given the popularity of beer festivals, you can be sure there are spirited efforts to enable a return.
Cancelled Events and Rescheduling Plans
Several beer-drinking festivals have been altered. For example, the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest was initially set for 6th June, but the organizers rescheduled it to the 8th of August. However, the event did not take place due to social-distancing restrictions.
According to the organizer’s plans, the event will be held on 5th June 2021. Since 2020 tickets had already been purchased, the planners are offering a refund or tickets be carried forward to the 2021 event.
Qingdao, China’s largest beer festival, will carry on this year. Guests are required to put on masks to curb the spread of the virus. The three-week-long festival will accommodate only half of its normal capacity to observe social distancing requirements. The event began on 31st July and will run through to 23rd August. Beer lovers in China have a chance to quench their thirst during this period. Aren’t they lucky!