A visit to the Czech Republic is a beer lovers dream. It seems wherever you go there is a different beer to try and at an unbelievable price, we are talking really really cheap. No wonder the Czechs drink more beer than any other nation in the world. So how does the birthplace and current world number 1 beer loving nation in the world celebrate? Why with a beer festival of course.
Whilst not in the same league as its more famous and more popular cousin, Munich’s Oktoberfest, the Czech Beer Festival held in Prague offers the visitor to experience the Czechs love of beer in one venue. Lasting for 17 days this event draws together beer connoisseurs from all over the world who come together to sample the wares of more than 70 brewers. Huge marquees with capacity for 10,00 people are erected and women wearing traditional costumes weave their way through the crowd laden down with huge litre containers full of liquid gold serving the beer faithful.
The festival is primarily about beer but there are lots of other events occurring as well, the main one being the Rock ‘N’ Beer Fest, 56 bands performing over the 17 days are sure to keep the well lubricated public happy and drinking into the early hours of the morning. The Czech Beer Festival in Prague also brings together some of Prague’s finest restaurants offering succulent local cuisine to festival patrons, think of a whole cow roasting on the spit and you have an idea of what to expect at the festival.
The Czech beer Festival in Prague begins on the 15th of May and finishes up 17 booze filled days later on the 1st of June in the Prague Exhibition Centre. Fortunately there is a park nearby where you can have an afternoon nap if you have indulged yourself too much at the festival. Na Zdravi (cheers)