Beerfest 2016




Join us at our annual BeerFest event taking place at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the 20th October at 5pm (ACCUCOMS booth #4.2 K89). This is a fabulous networking opportunity for all. Plus, this year marks the 20th year anniversary of the event so you can stand in line to win fantastic prizes! All you need to do is try your hand at our rope throwing game – in the name of beer (and publishing of course!). We look forward to welcoming you at our exhibition stand!


Brief History of BeerFest

Each and every year ACCUCOMS hosts the BeerFest event at Frankfurt Book Fair. This year we are pleased to say that the event has been going strong for 20 years now! Simon Inger, CIO at ACCUCOMS, started the tradition of a BeerFest at the Frankfurt Book Fair back when he was Managing Director at CatchWord. Whilst CatchWord needed a reception for its growing client base, it wanted to do something different from the regular fizz and canapés on offer at the fair. In the early days of e-journal delivery, he came up with the idea of obtaining two beers from every country where there were registered users of the CatchWord service (some 80 countries back then!).


Well the beer became more popular than the concept and became a staple, landmark Book Fair event each year, with publishers bringing beers from their world travels to donate to the cause! After the sale of CatchWord, Simon took his idea with him to continue the tradition at Scholarly Information Strategies (he, together with Chris Beckett later became shareholders of ACCUCOMS). In 2006 Simon Inger passed on the mantle of the Beerfest to the fledgling ACCUCOMS and the company hasn’t looked back since!


What Kinds of Beer Will Be On Offer?

Expect beers from all across the world! Of course, a large share of Belgian and Dutch beers will also be on offer since ACCUCOMS is based in Holland. Egon Menardi and Edwin Hofman hand pick these beers themselves and drive them over to Frankfurt!


Why Do We Keep Doing It?

Frankfurt without the BeerFest would not be the same. Every year the booth is jampacked between 5 and 7pm on the day of BeerFest. For publishers it’s a great way to catch up and meet at a lively, relaxed event, after two busy days at the fair.


Win one of our fabulous beer prizes on offer (there are 3 to be exact). All you need to do is partake in our rope throwing game to strike it lucky.

Come and Find Us

BeerFest takes place at ACCUCOMS’ booth (#4.2 K89) on the 20th October 2016 at 5pm. We look forward to welcoming you and cracking open a drink.