In 2016, Főzdefeszt, Hungary's semi-annual Craft-Beer Festival will be held in City Park (Városliget). The aim of the festival is to introduce Hungarian beer and to bring breweries, pub owners and beer-lovers together.
60 microbreweries from all over the country will come to Budapest to showcase their products. Visitors will have a chance to taste 'Korty', a famous Hungarian beer specialty, fermented with Tokaji Aszú, and only available on tap in Miskolc and Prague. Other beers to taste are the dark colored, blueberry beer from Békésszentandrás and the millet beer, brewed especially for the festival. Guest breweries from abroad include Schneider Weisse and Camba Bavaria from Germany and Zatec, Koutsky and Vyskov from the Czech Republic.
While Hungary isn't particularly known for its beer, there are some unique brews and this is a great event to find your new favorite. Be adventurous. Some brews may end up surprising you. Főzdefeszt will be complemented by a Street Food Show to serve specialty fare paired with your beer.
Insider Tip: If you are a fan of craft beer, be sure to check out Élesztő, Budapest's first ever 'ruin pub' dedicated to craft beer only. You may also be interested in a Craft Beer Walk, a 3-hour city tour offered by Taste Hungary.