Tanker is participating at Vilnius Alaus Festivalis

VAF (Vilnius Beer Festival) is the first international craft beer festival of it’s kind in Lithuania that is independently organised and nonprofit.  The craft beer festival which will take place in the liveliest venue in Vilnius. For 2 days, more than 35 breweries from 14 countries will offer their best beers for tasting. People from the breweries will present their beer to craft beer lovers and enthusiasts, giving fans in Lithuania a unique opportunity to meet face to face and talk about beer.  In addition to this there will be street food, lectures, meetings, and live music performances during both days of the festival.

The event is organised by two Lithuanian beer sommeliers, Vidmantas Čičelis and Ričardas Barakūnas who got frustrated about the fact that there is no such an event organised in Lithuania. Ričardas says: “I have visited beer festivals all over the world and always been slightly jealous about those good quality events. In Tallinn there is TCBW and in Copenhagen you can find CBC. It was time to dream big and organise the event in Vilnius.”

Vidmantas Čičelis

Beer sommelier, acquired his certification at the London Institute of Brewing and Distilling, has been educating hospitality industry professionals about craft beer culture for a few years now, created several beer focused projects such as craftlt.com, alausrenginiai.lt, where you can find information on Lithuanian craft beer and breweries.

Ričardas Barakūnas

Acquired his knowledge of beer at the Scandinavian School of Brewing and got his beer sommelier certification at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, as well; has been working as a brewmaster for 15 years now, you may also meet him at various beer competitions at the judge’s table. He is also a lecturer at Scandinavian School of Brewing.

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