Photos: Bière a Lille (BAL) 18 September 2021
The Bière a Lille (BAL) festival is a fine sampling of the French craft beer scene. This year the festival expanded to feature over 100 brewers from Lille, the rest of France and a hefty sampling from other countries.
The two day festival part 18-19 September capped off a week of beer festivities at the city’s bars. This year Belgium had its own section, attended by brewers from La Source, Brussels Beer Project, Brasserie de la Senne, Brasserie de la Mule, Misery, Nectar Bohème, De Ranke, Caulier and Brasserie du Borinage.
This year it was held at Lille Grand Palais, larger than Gare Saint-Sauveur,, where BAL was last held in November 2019.
Video: Nicolas Lescieux of l’Échappée Bière, one of the organisers of the Bière a Lille (BAL), talks about the continued growth of craft beer in Lille and the rest of France.