BPBW Beer Week in Budapest - the story

BPBW Beer Week in Budapest - the story

1 9 months ago

Brewie is a proud sponsor of BPBW Beer Week in Budapest so we asked the organizers to introduce themselves and their motivation a bit better for you. But before you read what they said, click here and get your tasting session tickets 10% off using the coupon code BPBWBREWIEPLUS!

The idea of BPBW was right on the table, in front of us. The elephant in the room... Or perhaps in the porcelain shop.

We're not professionals in the "festival game", we're simply three beer enthusiasts with a simple goal: not only to copy our favourite craft beer festivals, but - after getting touched by their vibe (that cannot be compared to anything else) - to make the best craft beer event in our hometown. Although during the past couple of years the wind of craft has touched the Hungarian beer scene and great breweries have risen from the ground, it is clear that we have to leap that next step to connect our culture into the international circles of craft beer.

Peter Pazinczar is an entrepreneur working in the IT sector who also runs an up and coming gypsy brewery called TuffBuzz. Marton Sefcsik works in online marketing and sales while he is the founder and editor in chief of the local beer blog Fenekig.com and also running a guerrilla brand called Party Or Die. Tibor Rebak is a professional brewer who previously worked with Höganäs Bryggeri, BrewDog and Signature Brew now strengthening the team of Poppels. But beer is not the only bond among the team: we’ve all spent years in the Hungarian underground playing in different punk and metal bands.

One of the biggest realizations we experienced at other festivals was that how the hosting city can form the whole atmosphere into its own image; we all love Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend, Brewskival, All In Beer Fest, Borefts Beer Festival or Mash – just to name a few – not only for their imposing beer lists and participating brewers but to discover the city and its own beer culture. We want to show you the best our beloved city can offer.

We quickly got the 'Kraft Association' – an organization uniting the best Budapest breweries including MONYO, Mad Scientist, Horizont, HopTop and Balkezes just to name a few – to join forces. With their support and background in organizing their very own 'Kraft Festival' in the recent years we can sure achieve the ultimate goal: connecting Budapest and the Hungarian craft scene into the international streamline of good beer.

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