First International Beer Festival at Gyula – Part2

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The Central European Beer Awards 2018 beer competition was announced at the  Beer Festival at Gyula on Saturday afternoon in the spa town of Békés.County. The prizes were awarded in two categories, and the grand champion prize for home amateur breweries was awarded to Ákos Krakow. In the category of small craft breweries, the main prize was awarded to Győrújbarát Vaskakas Co. Ltd., American Hop Dog.

In the home amateur brewer’s competition awarded nine international bronze medals, two silver medals, four gold medals and four champions. In the category of craftsman six bronze, ten silver, eight gold and six champion prizes were awarded as special prizes. In the latter category, several Slovak, Czech and Polish cooks were awarded.

Thursday, Day 1 as the sun slowly went down, reflection of colored light shone on the big stage, and the awaited highlight to the evening came the EDDA band on stage. Ongoing enormous ovation filled the air as receiving the well-known songs and tens of thousands in the audience sang along. Many visitors were from outside Gyula, arriving from Baja, Békéscsaba, Szolnok even from Pécs.

Friday, Day 2 organized a conference where among other things the hood looked at small-scale brewing. The beer revolution in domestic and worldly manifestation of the new excise law also held presentations by interested parties. The festival’s guest of honor was from Fót.

Still on Friday, a mass of beer lovers also joined the party day tasting the wide scale of beers. In the late afternoon hours the Hooligans band was extremely welcomed, the crowed sang together with the hits of the band. Unfortunately, the evening’s concert started later than in advance play time by Duo Majka and Curtis and the audience were rather impatient and sounded out of their dislike.

Saturday, Day 3 the Apostles band and the Irigy Hónaajmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band attracted their fans with various styles of music to all expectations.

The whipped cream on top of the cake was  late Saturday night’s concert. Not even one step space to enter the gigantic crowd. The more than ten thousand  Tankcsapda band (TankTrap) lovers were curious about feeling the tricky lifestyle of the band. Beer in the hand, singing loud as possible the lyrics along with cheering and applause to the Tankcsapda songs  proved the huge togetherness. The audiences were hypnotized , full of joy of their at the concert.

Sunday, Day 4  Throughout the day  to visit the festival was free of charge to visitors. The Irigy Hónaljmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band closed the series of superb concerts.

From Day 1 up to Day 4 proved this part of Hungary has hunger for finest craft and artisan beers and attracted to the various styles of good music. Throughout the festival the venue fulfilled with incoming visitors from the opening, arriving to the large premise around the Castle of Gyula.

See you Next Year…Visit Gyula.

Report and snaps Aggie Reiter

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