Highlights of This Experience
Budapest has a very exciting and growing craft beer scene with an increasing number of micro-breweries, events such as the highly popular craft beer festivals, and there are more and more bars that are dedicated to only have craft beers on tap. There’s everything from pale ale, stout, and wheat beer to a variety of fruit beers and local specialties such as a beer with Tokaji aszú as an ingredient.
This 2-hour tasting is held at a central location in the Palace District of Budapest. Led by a beer expert, you’ll be explained everything you need to know about beer tasting and the brewing process.
You’ll also learn about the Hungarian craft beer scene and about some of the main breweries. During the tasting, you’ll have 5 different beers and you will also enjoy a selection of the best local cheese and charcuterie, including mangalica pork sausages, free-range water buffalo salami, smoked duck breast, and grey beef sausage (as well as some other surprises).
This tasting includes 5 local Hungarian beers and 4 kinds of cheeses, 4 kinds of cured meats, fresh bread and accompaniments. Vegetarians are welcome. Please indicate during the booking process if you have any dietary preferences, allergies, etc.
Why I Recommend This Tasting
With hundreds of different craft beers available in over 150 bars and restaurants in Budapest, it is not easy to explore the city’s craft beer scene on your own. After all, you can only taste so many beers in one night (or even on one trip).
In addition, the main language of the Hungarian beer scene is still Hungarian, so it can be a challenge to figure out the information about the beers on your own. Joining this craft beer tour is a great way to overcome these challenges so that you can enjoy the city’s vibrant beer scene.
Founder of Budapest Local
This tasting is only available by request for groups of 6 or larger.
Minimum 6 people
This is a two-hour guided tasting led by a local beer expert and homebrewer.
This tasting includes 5 local Hungarian beers and 4 kinds of cheeses, 4 kinds of cured meats, fresh bread and accompaniments.
Legal Drinking Age
The legal drinking age is 18 in Hungary, so anyone aged 18 and above is welcome to participate!
You will receive tasting sheets so you can take notes.
A list of the places visited on the tour (plus many more for you to check out on your own) will be emailed to you.
This experience is part of our recommended tours and activities and it is offered by one of our partner companies.
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Wine and craft beer tasting!
“We did the wine tasting first which was excellent with the wine expert Gergely. The following night we had craft beer tasting with Carsten. We were given a platter of cheese and various Hungarian meats to have with our beer which complimented the beer well. We had a range of beers which were all delicious. Would definitely recommend trying both!”
Tiidgey, London, United Kingdom
“Our craft beer tasting was so much fun. All the staff were so welcoming and we had a personal table with our own expert who knew everything about beer. The charcuterie and cheeses were excellent. The beer was also great, so good that we shipped some home! Thank you so much!”
chillymo, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Drinking craft beer in Budapest
“What a excellent night with some beer tasting! Our guide was very informative and told us about the brewery in Budapest. We tasted 5 types of beer and one of them was from a home brewery which was really delicious. The food platter was also good, all kinds of salami’s and cheese. I really recommend this place.”
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