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The weather is expected to be warming up in Prague this weekend – all the way up to 12° by Sunday – and one local festival is welcoming spring with some hoppy Czech refreshments.

The very first Prague Beer Fest – not to be confused with the long(er)-running Czech Beer Festival coming up in May – will take place from Friday, March 23 to Saturday, March 24 from 12:00 – 22:00.

Prague Beer Fest will be held on the fifth floor of the Kotva department store, home of the T-anker rooftop restaurant. The restaurant’s outdoor terrace makes for some great views of Prague’s Old Town during the warmer months, and is worth a visit regardless of the festival setting.

What can visitors expect? The Prague Beer Fest website boasts of “at least one sample” from “up to 30 Czech breweries.” Snacks and food from the T-Anker barbeque will also be available, along with the view from atop the rooftop terrace.

Confirmed breweries exhibiting at this year’s Prague Beer Fest include Cvikov, Lužiny, Uhříněves, Maisel’s Weisse, Falkenštejn, Podřipský, U Dobřenských, Kutná Hora, Podlesí, Zíchovec, Jelínkova Vila, Kamenice, Beer Factory, Trilobit, Slavkov, Pivovar U Přeška

In addition to an entrance fee, visitors will need to buy tokens to purchase beer at 20 crowns a pop. Presumably, a one-deciliter beer tasting sample will cost a single token.

A festival ticket to Prague Beer Fest runs 150 crowns for one day and 250 crowns for two; the admission price includes a tasting glass “with a one-deciliter guideline” and a festival guide.

Prague Beer Fest tickets can be purchased onsite or in advance online through Ticketstream. The online ticket also include one free beer sample.

On the Prague Beer Fest Facebook page, a competition running through March 22 will deliver a pair of one-day tickets and 400 crowns worth of tokens to five winners (just write the name of your favorite beer in the pinned post).

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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