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Summer is nearly here, and ‘tis the season for beer festivals in the Czech Republic

The annual Žižkovské pivobraní (Žižkov Beer Festival) 2018 will return to the grounds of the Parukářka Park this weekend for a celebration of all things beer in the friendly confines of the Prague 3 park.

Starting at noon on Friday & Saturday, 40 different microbreweries from across the Czech Republic will offer up craft brews in the heart of one of Prague’s most beer-loving districts.

Now in its 7th year, the Žižkov Beer Festival offers up more than just beer: an accompanying program throughout both days will include musical performances, competitions including best brewery and beer coaster, and even events for kids.

Organizers have even secured foosball table and other recreational activities for use during this year’s festival.

The musical lineup at this year’s fest includes performances by Czech bands Kapriola, Holden, and PSH on Friday night, and I Love You Honey Bunny, Th!s, and No Distance Paradise on Saturday evening.

Unlike many other beer festivals that descend upon Prague during the spring and summer months, the Žižkov Beer Festival is free to enter and comes with prices that won’t break the bank.

Along with dozens of other craft breweries serving pints, his year’s festival will also see the debut of Roudná sobě, a new microbrewery from a town in the Plzeň region that was devastated by the 2002 floods.

Other Czech microbreweries attending this year’s Žižkov Beer Festival Valašský Pivovar, Holy Dog (and Cat!), Faltus, Zámecký pivovar Frýdlant, Minipivovar Zobak, and many, many others.

The 2018 Žižkov Beer Festival is organized with the cooperation of the city of Prague 3.

For more information and updates about the festival, follow their official Facebook page.

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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