Czech Beer Festival

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Czech Beer Festival 2010

Czech Beer Festival (Český pivní festival) is the biggest beer festival in the Czech Republic, held for 17 days every year in May in Prague.[1] The festival features around 120 different beers,[2] including 70 Czech brands and foreign brews from the United States or United Kingdom, with up to 10,000 seating capacity and service provide around 200 girls and boys dressed in Czech traditional costumes.[3][4]

A 5 Tolar coin, used to pay for food and drink

Visitors use a special currency, the Tolar, to pay for food and beer at the festival.[1] British newspaper The Financial Times ranked the festival to be among 40 global events that you should visit in 2012.[5] The first Czech Beer Festival outside the country was held in September 2010 in Frankfurt; then in 2012 in Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Essen, Moscow, Dotmund and Stockolm. For 2013, festivals are planned in Chicago, St. Petersburg, Bogota and New York.[citation needed]

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