From: Friday, October 19 2007, 7:00 am
to: Sunday, October 21 2007, 6:00 pm
PINT is a community that represents brewers and beer enthusiasts from all over Holland. Their annual PINT Bokbierfestival at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam makes it clear that, like their neighbours the Belgians, the Dutch have long seen beer-making as a fine art as much as an industry.
The PINT festival features tastings of pan-European as well as local brews. Less insular than CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), it's more a chance to investigate the continental community of taste. Drinkers can enjoy live music as they work their way through a variety of premium beers.