FIBA!

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.

The city’s gymnasium was packed full of local beer tasters. Luckily for us, the pouring rain started 30 seconds after we made it inside.

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