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dgbi - dgb invitational beerfest 2023

dgbi [ --date 02→03/06/23 ] [ -venue ganddal bydelshus ] [ --location sandnes, norway ]

The venue is the same as before – Ganddal bydelshus just outside Sandnes. The address is Olsokveien 1, 4322 Sandnes.

Doors open at 16:00 (Friday) and 14:00 (Saturday). Fast Track entry for early birds and everyone on the guest list.

Beers will be served from opening until 21:50. Venue closes at 22:00.

Age limit for the whole festival is 18 years.

Tickets for the festival is available on our Hoopla Page.

The system is simple and familiar: we’re doing one Friday session and one Saturday session. If you want to attend both, you’ll get a discount. There’s a small number of early bird tickets available for an added discount. Early bird tickets also includes a fast track entrance.

All the breweries will have two different beers on tap each session, in addition to a secret or two that will launch randomly at short notice throughout the festival. Every session will have unique beers – no repeats. All pours will be 100 ml.

Tickets includes: access to the venue, a sexy tasting glass, and all the beers you want to sample – NO TOKENS NEEDED!

Food will be available for purchase at the festival. We’ve selected four quality vendors for 2023: SOT Burger, Vesuvia, Enigma Foods and The Greek Food Truck.

There will also be bottled water, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase.

As for public transportation, the bus stop is literally ten meters from the festival entrance. The 52 bus from Sandnes leaves every 30 minutes, and takes about eight minutes to the venue. You can also jump on bus no. 22, but you'll have to get off at Sannerudkrysset and walk for 6 minutes. Use kolumbus.no to plan your journey. Download the app Kolumbus Reise (iOS / Android) to buy a ticket. You can get a one-way ticket that’s valid for an hour, or you can get the 24 hour ticket, that'll give you unlimited travels for 24 hours. The tickets in the app is valid on both bus and train. The train leaves Stavanger every half hour, and takes about 20 minutes to Ganddal Stasjon. From there the venue is a 12 minute walk away. For a taxi, call 07000, or use the Taxi App.

If you’re in need of somewhere to stay, we recommend Stavanger. Comfort Hotel Square will give you a nice price if you use the code 1114GR010703 when you book your stay through email (co.square@choice.no) or phone (+47 51 56 80 00). There might also be some good options on Airbnb.

Stavanger is packed with good quality restaurants. Our favorites include Zouq (Pakistani food), Mano or Panzanella (Neapolitan pizza) and Gådjå (Ethiopian). If you want a bit of high end dining, you might want to book a table at Bellies (vegan) or Re-Naa. The legendary fish soup (catch of the day) at Fisketorget might also be worth a try.

If you want to go out for a drink the city has quite a few nice places to check out. If you’re looking for craft beer, you want to go to På kornet (gastropub, so make sure you try the food as well), Cardinal, Hanekam, Brøl, Øst, Cirkus, Lervig Local or Bøker og børst. If you’re into just a regular pub, The Irishman or Martinique is nice. For wine Norvald vinbar or T-Time vinbar might be interesting. Blåveis can provide you with the best cider selection, and also some cracking beers. In need of a good cocktail, head to Pjolter og punsj.

If you’re staying in Sandnes, Melkebaren might be worth popping by, and if you want both beers and the best burger in town, SOT is the place to go. If you’re staying in Bryne, Mellombels ølstove and Brix brygghus is the place to be.

A festival doesn’t work without a backbone of high quality volunteers. Invitational 2022 ran as smooth as it did solely due to the efforts of our team of volunteers, so we’ll be inviting the same people to join us in 2023. However, if you’d like to be part of that team, please feel free to get in touch – we’ll grow a little bit this year, and might need an extra pair of hands.

We care a lot for our breweries and volunteers, and we’re committed to make them, as well as our guests, feel valued and respected, so please be nice to everyone. The volunteers are giving up their valuable time for free, to make your festival experience as good as possible, and the brewery reps have travelled from near and far to meet you, so please behave.

We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and we will not accept rude, pissed morons.

Our security team are highly trained in spotting idiots in a crowd, and if you get kicked out, they’re instructed to cut off you wristbands and the festival is over and done with for you.