We warmly welcome you all to ride the first ever annual Haze Wave.
Helsinki Haze Wave Festival 2020 is the brainchild of Erkki Häme, the Beer Explorer for Pien Shop & Bar and Pien Distribution. With the contacts we have created during our years in business, we felt obliged to create a high end beer festival with hyped world class breweries and their freshest brews. It is a celebration of all things craft beer – we welcome every single kind of beer and every single kind of adult human being to join us for the greatest craft beer weekend Finland has ever seen.
Helsinki Haze Wave Festival is a ceremony of friendship – we’re happy to be able to say that all breweries attending the festival are not just another beer producing company, but also people we personally know and cherish. It is our honor to create an event like this, and to emphasise that, we will be donating all proceedings of the event to charity.
What makes Helsinki Haze Wave Festival different?
Possibility to sample all of the beers. We include enough tasting tickets to sample all the beers available at the event – no need to purchase separate value to any difficult cards or drink tickets, just come on in and enjoy. Be sure to catch the most interesting beers first – we WILL run out of the most wanted brews, as there is only one keg of each beer available! You have been warned.
Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!
As you might now, Pien is considered as a synonym for fresh beer – all the beers will be flown in from US and cargoed from Europe as close to the event as possible. We only want to serve you the best, because life is too short for bad beer.
Brewers will be pouring the beer.
We got brewers coming over to Helsinki to pour for every brewery – not the distributor or event staff. Feel free to ask questions & recommendations and have a fan selfie or two with them!
Brand new location!
There has never been a craft beer festival in Kattilahalli, and we will make it oh-so-pretty. The impressive church-like hall has a cultural and historic importance for Helsinki. The former boiler hall was built in 1909 for the city’s first major power plant, which was one of the biggest construction projects in Helsinki in the early 1900’s. We will have breweries located inside the visually breathtaking high ceiling Kattilahalli, and outside we will build a beautiful oasis for relaxing, sunbathing in the Finnish summer and enjoying some very special food from carefully curated food trucks.
Please note we consider the festival as a safe space. We will not tolerate any kind of obtrusive drunkenness, sexism, racism or any form of discrimination. We are building a festival of love, friendship and new experiences <3