It's All About Independent Breweries

20 Breweries – 40 Beers!

We are convening the First Plenary Council of Independent Breweries from Bulgaria and abroad at White Stork Republic - our tap room on Bul Nikola Y. Vapstarov, 6 in Sofia on October 5th 2019. We have invited 6 local and 14 foreign breweries to be present in person and to bring two of their freshest kegs to our craft beer festival between 12:00 and 22:00.

Afterwards a ticketed after party will also take place starting at 22:00 at Koncept Space, the home of White Stork Republic tap rooms. We will welcome some great guest DJs -- Doo (RS), Mâhfoud (DE) and Intergalactic Gary (NL) will be playing till dawn.

The breweries


Bereta Brewing Co // RO


Bevog // AU


Divo Pivo // BG


Dogma Brewery // SR


Dunav Craft Brewery // BG


Edge Brewing // ES


Frau Gruber // DE


Fuerst Wiacek // DE


Frontaal // NL


Hop Hooligans // RO


Horizont Brewing // HU


Kompaan // NL


Metalhead Brewery // BG


Monyo // HU


Nevel Artisan Ales // NL


Brouwerij Oproer // NL


Rhombus // BG


Самец // BG


Tanker // EE


White Stork // BG

Time & Venue

Date and Time

1st Plenary Council of Independent Breweries: 05 October 2019 // 12:00 - 22:00

Afterparty @ Koncept Space: 05 October 2019 // 22:00 till dawn!


6 Bul Nikola Y. Vapstarov, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria.

We are located under the former Bodega Ranchero Steak House, the entrance is at your right hand side.

The whole place is wheelchair friendly!

How to get there?

  • By foot: 30mn walk from town centre;
  • By metro: James Boucher station is a 5 mn walk (Blue line);
  • By tram: tram line 10 stops at the corner of Cherni Vrah and Vaptsarov;
  • By bus: lines 88 and 120 stop in front of the Craft beer festival!;
  • By bicycle: as we are cyclists ourselves you can park your bike inside (at your own risk);
  • By car: you can easily park yours near us (no parking zones here!) but we do not advise you to drink and drive!
  • Or you can take those fancy Hobo, Spark, Lime, Bird thingies…


Tickets and prices


Entrance fee is 6 Lv and it includes a special tasting glass. You can pay on-site or, if you prefer to skip the queue, online through The festival currency are our recycled ocean plastic tokens of 1 Lv each and will be sold on site. We will accept cash and there are ATMs nearby.

How does it work?

Come by the cash desk and buy (or show us - if you got it online) a ticket and as much tokens as you wish. We will hand you the festive glass and you're all set to explore: the tokens will get you great beer, food or merchandise. If you run out of tokens, get some more at the cash desk.

We hope that all of us will have a great beer-flavoured festival! Be respectful to each other and enjoy the day!

Links and FAQ


Will there be food?

A: Yes, we have the support of a great food truck: Boom Burger.

Do I keep the festive glass?

A: Sure! We hope the glass will be a great souvenir for you.

What if I break my glass?

A: You will have to get a new one on the price of the entrance fee. No other glasses will be used for serving beer.

Are children allowed in the festival area?

A: Be welcome to bring your entire family but bear in mind we follow strict NO ALCOHOL UNDER 18 policy.

What do I do with tokens if any remain unused?

Tokens are not refundable. If you are not capable to spend them on beer, feel free to visit our merchandise stand or share them with friends.