Normally FIBA has something to do with basketball, but not in northern France: it’s the Festival International de la Bière Artisanale!
The International Craft Beer Festival takes place once a year in the small town of Sainte Marie Cappel, just outside of Hazebrouck. Nearly 20 independent breweries are represented at the festival, and most of them come from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. With 5€, you get a souvenir tasting glass, three tasting tickets, and of course, the whole FIBA experience, which is priceless.
So, I must say that I am a fan of the FIBA. I got to taste some of my favorite beers, discover some new ones, and end the day with a hot, fresh cornet of french fries. What else does an American girl living in northern France need? Until next year!