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Czech beer festivals

4th May 2011 Print
Czech Beer Festivals

The grandest event of Czech gastronomy and beer now enters its fourth year.

The Czech Beer Festival Prague 2011 will run from 12 May through to 28 May 2011 in the Prague district of Let?any. Over its three years’ history the Festival has built up its reputation as one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Czech Republic. The Festival website has already registered more than 100 tour operators which will bring dozens of thousands of visitors to this year’s event.

The event organisers expect the event to attract 180,000 visitors, half of which would be foreign tourists. The event has already gained world-wide popularity and renown. Hundreds of seats are being reserved every day by foreign visitors. Visitors from New Zealand, also lovers of Czech beer, will have the farthest to travel; as per usual, we are seeing a lot of interest from Russia, United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. This year we also anticipate a lot of demand from Bulgarian, Romanian, Ukrainian or Georgian visitors. Czech beer is clearly a phenomenon that still carries a lot of weight all over the world.

Visitors can look forward to large-scale tents – but this year there will be five of them, not four as last year, and new addition is Švejk Restaurant tent. The main innovation this year will be that server girls clad in traditional costumes will serve beer in one litre pitchers (‘doubles’), which will greatly speed up the service and increase visitor comfort. However those drinkers who still prefer half-litre glasses do not need to despair – all beers will still be available in half-litre measures over the bar. 120 beers will be on offer this year. New features include extended opening hours – every day from 12 am till 12 pm, more entertainment and a Beer Miscellany with a permanent offer of foreign beer specials. The American Sunday on 15 May 2011 will entice guests to try and sample American beer specials imported specifically for this occasion. Likewise, there will be a British Sunday 22 May 2011, with a vast array of UK beer brands.

CPF is fast becoming ‘the’ place for company parties and get-togethers of colleagues and business partners. Dozens of Czech and international companies have already reserved a block of capacity. Even Rolls Royce Germany will bring its people here to taste Czech beer.

Pilsner Fest 2011

The celebration of Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus beer - the Pilsner Fest - will be held on 26th and 27th August. As in previous years, the event takes place right at the heart of the brewery where the world famous Pilsner lager was first brewed.

Besides the traditional forms of Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus, visitors will have an opportunity to taste their unfiltered versions, brewed specially for the Pilsner Fest. And this is a chance not to be missed by aficionados of excellent Czech beer! Traditional Czech cuisine will be served to complement the great tasting beer.

As the Pilsner Fest is also a popular music festival, you can enjoy an exciting array of bands and an accompanying program. Another highly sought-after activity during the Fest is a tour of the brewery and we recommend that you book early via
It is our hope that this year’s Pilsner Fest will be at least as successful as the previous one, attended by over 50,000 people who enjoyed a record 768 hl of our great beer.

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Czech Beer Festivals