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 other foreign brews, including those 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 drink and food

British newspaper The Financial Times ranked the festival to be among 40 global events that you should visit in 2012.[5] Formerly, visitors used a special currency, the Tolar, to pay for beer and food at the festival.[1] Now it is a magnetic card, to which visitors can load any amount of cash.

The first smaller version of Czech Beer Festival outside the country was held in September 2010 in Frankfurt, the next year has spread also to Berlin and Moscow. The largest was in Moscow in the VDNKh park, with a capacity of 10,000 seats.[6] In 2013 also debuted in Chicago and New York.[7]

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