Craft Beer Festival Budapest – June, 2012

Craft Beer Festival Budapest – June, 2012

Beer lovers and craft beer nerds, who are passionate about beers, will unite at the specialty beer event called Fozdefeszt Craft Beer Festival in Budapest.

Budapest Craft Beer Festival - Fozdefeszt on a Beerbike

Budapest Craft Beer Festival – Fozdefeszt on Beerbike – photo by Zoltan Kocsis (NOL)

The beer festival is a really pleasant summer time event with lots of local beers on a nice inner city square. The weekend long craft beer fest is from June 1 to 3 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Fozdefeszt is open from noon to midnight all three days of the beer festival. But if you visit Budapest later in June, don’t despair, you can still enjoy the Czech Beer Festival in Budapest.

The festival is a smallish but enthusiastic craft beer fest, growing year by year (this is the third time that Fozdefeszt is organised.) After all it aims to revolutionise what Hungarians know as the best Hungarian beers. This year there will be 21 Hungarian breweries showcasing over 70 types of beers from new lagers and Irish reds, through wheat beers and bocks, to fig-beer, millet-beer, and even william’s pear beer.

Fozdefeszt Founder Daniel Bart drafting beer at the Budapest Craft Beer Festival

Fozdefeszt Founder Daniel Bart drafting beer – photo by Zoltan Kocsis (NOL)

Let’s not forget about the dense corn-beer with more than 55% corn used.

We have an illustrious list of guests as well. The British Embassy and BeerBier pub will bring us two types of real ale from Fuller’s, Sörmanufaktúra – the
German Beer Shop – will bring us an assortment of some of the best Bavarian breweries including Schneider Weisse and Camba Bavaria. Pivo and Hrabal, the best of Budapest’s Czech pubs will tap a nice collection of Czech beers including beers from Zatec, Koutsky and Vyskov. ( the official site of the Hungarian Craft Beer Festival)

How much is the entrance fee to the Craft Beer Festival?

There is no admission fee, it is a happy and free event.

How to get to the Craft Beer Festival

Mikszath Kalman Square is in District VIII, close to the city centre of Budapest.


Take tram 4 or 6 on the Grand Boulevard (running along both the Buda and Pest side touching among others Szell Kalman Square, Margaret Bridge, Nyugati Train Station, Oktogon Square, Blaha Square, Petofi Bridge) and get off at Harminckettesek tere tram station.


The festival is also easy to approach with metro. Take the blue line, and get off at M3 Kalvin Square metro station, then take a 5 min walk to Mikszath Square.

Contact – For further info you can contact them at fozdefeszt [at]
And a short atmosphere video of the Hungarian Craft Beer Festival in Budapest:


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