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Budapest’s Gellért Hotel to Host “Austro-Hungarian” Winter Beer Festival This Weekend


The nicest winter moments for beer lovers are about to come: on February 17-19, the Danubius Hotel Gellért will once again host Hungary’s only Winter Beer Festival.

Visitors at the 2nd Indoor Beer Festival will be able to take part in an unlimited beer tasting, as well as a beer dinner and beer brunch meant to evoke “the spirit of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.”

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During the event, hosted by Serfőző and the Gellért Hotel, the latter’s historic hotel will, for one weekend, be transformed into an enormous pub. The festival will showcase craft beer and music, as well as outstanding examples of beer gastronomy; in memory of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the festival will present some of the most iconic dishes of the era.

At the Beer Festival on February 17th and 18th almost 100 different craft beers will be offered, with unlimited tasting for visitors; in addition, the Gellért Hotel will also be offering food to guests. On both days, the hotel will be offering the “Austro-Hungarian Conciliation Beer Dinner”; during the relaxed and unique 5 course beer dinner, Frideczky András, chef of Gellért Pub, together with star chef Serényi Zsolt, will expertly pair the dishes served in the menu with a selection of beers.

In addition, the price of the beer dinner also includes entry to the beer festival.

Héjja László, head chef of Gellért, will be preparing extraordinary dishes at the food pavilions for this occasion, guaranteeing visitors outstanding accompaniments to their beer. On Sunday, the festival’s last day, a “Monarchy Beer Brunch” awaits visitors, with unlimited food and drink consumption as well as a boutique beer tasting.

The entry ticket includes a beer mug with logo, an unparalleled gastronomic experience and unlimited tasting of beers presented by the exhibitors.

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