Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thirsty Pilgrimage to Budapest?

Where should you be on September 24 and 25? In Budapest, that's where.

Didn't see that one coming, did you?

What might very well be Hungary's first microbrew fest is happening then and there, at the intersection of Nagymező and Király. There will be 10 craft brewers from various parts of the country, many of them serving up unfiltered, unpasteurized versions of their lagers. According to the info sent to me by Daniel Bart, there will also be beer-inspired food and pairings. Tabányi Mihály, 90-year-old living legend and Hungarian accordion king, will be among those providing live music.

In the days before and after the fest, some of the better local beer pubs will be serving the microbrews from their own taps. Call it Hungary's very own Craft Beer Week. As we know: excellent ideas ignore national boundaries.

For more details contact Mr. Bart at tonycaviar AT gmail DOT com.

Meanwhile: Wish we were in Brussels this weekend. An incredible lineup of taps from our old friends at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.

I'll let the accordion king take you out.

1 comment:

  1. I spent six months in Hungary just 2 years ago and though of it as a complete beer wasteland. Luckily there was enough of excellent wine.

    Apparently things are changing very fast.