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Hungary’s beer status at Dublin Craft Beer Cup – 2018

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Again, Hungarian Kraft Beer was recognized as the best in the Dublin International Beer Competition.
Hungarian breweries received  high degree of recognition from numerous domestic small brewery breweries in Ireland’s largest craft beer at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair.

This year’s lately report within update of Hungary’s craft beer breweries role in Dublin: https://rollinginbudapest.com/2018/03/21/hungarian-success-at-the-dublin-craft-beer-festival-2018/

Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2018 Grand Prize Winner was the one where beer and rail met together with the M63 BULLDOG, and from the same brewery had two more medals received: bronze (327-139, M40 PÚPOS) and one silver medal (M61 NOHAB)… (The figures relates on the plate serial number of the steam  engines. The brewer’s father who also beside as engine driver worked his lifetime along as a brewer and enriched, making him the most successful domestic starter.)
There were also 2 breweries in  Dublin in scaling their beers beside the top: the Hopfanatic and Guri brewery received awards as well:
Hopfanatic – Christmas Hoppudding – silver medal
Hopfanatic – Jindilli – silver medal
Hopfanatic – Whitehops – bronze medal
Hopfanatic – Nohoplimit – bronze medal
Guri Brewery – Pompeii – gold medal
Guri Brewery – Black Ball – silver medal
Guri Brewery – Sztahanov – bronze medal

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

Hungarian success at the Dublin Craft Beer Festival 2018

Gold Award – Rétság brewery – Fűtőház Sörfőzde – Dublin Craft Beer Cup

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, one of Ireland’s largest festivals which took place at the Convention Center in Dublin City between March, 8-10, 2018.  Hosted local plus overseas craft beer beverages  with the latest beers and spirits all under the one roof .

This year 23 Hungarian beers were awarded  in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup Irish Handicrafts Competition.

Dublin Craft Beer Cup – 2018 Winner: M63 Bulldog by Fűtőház Sörfőzde (Hungary.

The golden strong M63 BULLDOG, however, was not “just” awarded with gold medal but won the Grand Prize of the Champion’s Champion.

The Grand Prize was awarded the Dublin Craft Beer Cup by the 28 international jury members for the stout beer (327-139) from the Rétság Grocery House Brewery. Beside the grand prize, this year the Rétság brewery (beyond its own performance) won two bronze medals  – M40 PÚPOS) and one silver medal – M61 NOHAB. Also  two other breweries: the Hungarian Jászapáti Guri Brewery and Hopfanatic  also returned back home with medals.

Previous years winners: 2017: Horizont of Hungary: Saison Witbier, 2016: McGargles: Francis Big Bangin IPA, 2015: Coisbo: Eleven Russian Imperial Stout, 2014: Coisbo: Four Russian Imperial Stout, 2013: Hilden Brewery: Twisted Hop

In 2013 was created to provide an opportunity to build brand recognition within the industry for smaller craft brewers. It has grown steadily each year and last year more than 450 entries were received from all over the world, including Japan and Venezuela.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Hungarian Breweries huge recognition of the high quality of artisanal beers – Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

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No Mistake … it is clear by now that in addition or should be said beside the already great Hungarian wines, great beers homeland became Hungary!

Humans are equipped with the ability to taste, smell and scent, the mouthfeel of foods and beverages. These senses work in combination to give an overall impression of what is being consumed. There are also other factors that play influence whether we find a taste desirable or not.  When it comes to tasting beer, what constitutes a „good beer” and a „bad’ beer”? Firstly, there are many different beer types and people will gravitate to what suits their palate. In breweries and ciders across the world, no matter how much testing and measuring goes on during production, not a single batch is released unless it is tasted by competent people to ensure that it is of the right quality and has the right flavour attributes for that drink type … isn’t that good to know!?!

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair Ireland’s largest craft brews fair, opened its doors for the three-day festival at The Convention Centre Dublin. This year gold medals were awarded to outstanding brews from Hungary, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Spain New-Zealand and so forth.

During the 3 days it was more than just a craft beer festival, having craft cider, craft spirits and craft wine whereas was more than something to tempt all taste buds.

Now getting to the point to this year’s Dublin Craft Beer Cup competing out of 370 craft beers.Twenty-three Hungarian beers in Ireland were awarded at the craft beer festival.

Hungary participated within 44 beers from 11 breweries which also out came with prizes. This year the Hungarian beers received a huge recognition of the high quality of artisanal beers produced in Hungary.  The big winner at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair was produced by Ádám Dudok and Máté Ábrahám  the Horizont Saison Witbier – „Fűtőház” namely 327-139 stout brewery beer received the gold medal from the 28-strong international jury. The award was presented by Dr. Pearse Lyons – founderpresident of Alltech, and Dr. Gearoid Cahill – director of brewing science at Alltech in Dublin, Ireland.

Other Hungarian breweries as: HeatingHouse, Hopfanatic the HopTop, Mad Scientists, Maecenas Beer Brewing Co., Synthesis Workshop also received silver and bronze medalist for their boasts beers. The Etyeki Beer Manufactory, a Monyo Brewing co., RothBeer beers were rewarded with a bronze medal.

The grand prize was handed over on last Thursday evening in Dublin. The gold, silver and bronze medals were collected by the prize-winning breweries and those not present in Dublin at the ceremony were handled over at the Krak’n Town Steampunk SaloonBudapest (By-the-way an excellent Irish food place to have a bite or two…!)

Should like draw the forthcoming organizers attention and would like to recommend that in the future the charters hold the name of the “Country”  which the beer received the award … Thus, the beer lovers find information about which part of the world’s favorite straight draw they are enjoying.

Many may know by heart, as beer experts say… „Some ciders can be thin, dry, fruity and acidic. Which do you prefer – that’s up to your own personal taste. That’s the great thing about beers and ciders – you can find many that suit your palate. Pilsen beers can be thin on mouthfeel, taste quite bitter with no sweetness from the malt, giving a crisp clean bitterness with some fruity from the esters produced by the yeast naturally during fermentation. Some ales have body with a creamy mouthfeel, sweetness from the malt, bitterness from hops and also a great hop aroma from other hop types. Now ain’t that a hug variety when it come to have a pint of beer.”

 

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Competition – European Nation’s Best Cheese in Hungary – 2016.

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This year has started for the fourth occasion the Nation’s Cheese Contest organised by the SZEGA Foods based at the Budagyöngye. At the press meeting was announced, that this year 14 internationally plus 1 Hungary recognized countries in cheese makers will be in the ring to win the award of the Best European Cheese 2016.The French Jury President Roland Barthelemy formerly cheese maker said … Q.:”It was a great success in the domestic semi-final, but this does not mean the others in competition failed with the Hungarian cheeses. They brought very diverse cheeses which were tasted and experienced the good quality. Arriving as jury member to the cheese contest, the world-famous French cheeses knight, Roland Barthelemy’s visit is not the only important to as to judge the best Hungarian cheese. He  also is known as an extraordinary “diplomatic on cheese” and takes the news of the best Hungarian produced cheese to many countries around the world. As he said it is a great pleasure and honor that he could be here and take part in the jury which took 3 hours at the semi-final. Finally, the three-member jury judged the best Hungry’s cheese to compete with the other 14 nations cheese and the first place was awarded for  Hungary’s Ranolder cheese that is prepared at two-and-half kilometers from Sümeg at a small countryside factory with the producers heart and soul and of course cow’s milk!

The cheese knight added, unfortunately, the Hungarian cheese has not received the well derved role in the international field, but now here experiencing the products made he is sure that the change will come.  Next June (2017) at the World Cheese Contest 150 kilometers from Paris, at  Tours  among the other Hungarian cheese their place is there to be beside the Ranolder cheese and will also be represented. Last but not least, he said Q.:”This competition is a great opportunity, because finally Hungry’s cheese may reach its worthy place of this fantastic country.”

“This is a character special cheese, which is due to receive a unique bacterial flora bringing the characteristic flavor. There are prepared in different stages of ripening. Hungary’s winning cheese will be on store shelves after nine months of maturation. The Ranolder cheese goes with almost any food. It is excellent to serve as a cheese platter or any food as seasonings” said Mrs. Mária Tóth Tamásné.

The winning Europe’s finest cheeses will be announced on September, 11. at the 25th Budapest Wine Festival – Buda Castle – Budapest said Ádam Gábossy – Managing Director – organizer SZEGA Camembert Ltd. Sample box of the cheese in competition can only be purchased … where else than at the SZEGA Food Store.

The voting started today … Have you vote for your favorite? … Go as you please and pass your votes at the website: http://www.nemzeteksajtversenye.hu/en/contact/index/

The Hungarian organizers aim is to give an opportunity to introduce the locals and foreigners the major cheese producing countries by introduce themselves. Where else than at the SZEGA Foods. Previously, the Hungarian Food magazine spread the news as Budagyöngye Shopping Center –  SZEGA Foods – “Independent supermarket” The Year’s Best Shop – 2016. The SZEGA Foods has the rich selection of premium deli products and was found most worthy of the award.

Here are the 15 European nation’s cheese participating in the contest:

Greece – Manouri (PDO) … The ancient Manouri cheese is prepared by the sera of feta or kefalotiri. This cream and white manouri has a texture of cottage cheese pie up to a light. The cheese has fresh, milky, slightly lemon flavor and it melting in the mouth. The taste is slightly sour, like fresh yogurt. From Sheep and goat’s milk also can be produced in various forms.

Netherland – Reypenaer V.S.O.P. … The Reypenaer V.S.O.P. is made in a traditional way by a small cheese factory. After this, the cheese is historically ripened for 2 years in the unique micro climate in Woerden (Holland) with natural differences in temperature and humidity. The cheese has an extraordinary intense taste with surprising mineral crystals and complex aromas: caramel, light chocolate and toffee.

Ireland – Porter beer Cheddar … This handcrafted cheese, produced using Guinness-brewer Porter is smooth in texture with a distinctive marbled pattern which is the most attractive part of the cheese. This cheese is perfect as an hors D’Oeuvre when sliced and served with a tossed salad. It is equally as good when served as a center piece on an after dinner cheese board.

Hungary – Ranolder … The Hungarian Ranolder cheese is prepared at two-and-half kilometers from Sümeg at a small countryside factory with the producers heart and soul and of course cow’s milk!

“The specialty of the Ranolder cheese is originating from the simplicity and tradition and craft-making techniques. According to the preparation of the cheese we use only locally produced fresh milk. The cheese has a special characteristic flavour and aroma, a slightly hard but crisp substance, which is about the first quality milk, the unique bacterium flora, and for the long, bark maturation happening on more monthly air. The taste of our best quality cheese is because we are maturing them in Merlot Wine, which makes it even more complex, harmonious. A special cheese taste, character and full, highly diverse, well; structured and long. The cheese flavors aromas is the most intense between of 15-20 oC. Next to the initial slightly sweet and salty flavor of the cheese appearing the cashew nuts, and from among the dried fruits onto the fig reminder flavour tickets” added  Ms Mária Toth Tamásné.

Germany – Bördespeck … The Bördespeck has been manufactured in Germany since 1879. Following the old traditions they using the same recipe to make the cheese. Because smoked on juniper berries and oak the taste of the cheese is salty and slightly smoky. Its taste the distinct flavors of hazelnut.

Italy – Pecorino Romano (DOP) … Probably the most popular pecorino is Romano, which is made in province Lazio. The cheese is produced between. It matures in 12 months, and develops a characteristic flavor: salty and fruity. The older is more spicier. It’s an aromatic hard cheese, which is excellent for grating.

Spain – Tetilla (DOP) … Tetilla is a typical Galician cheese. Since 1992, it has been one of the four cheeses that received DOP recognition. The name Tetilla is Galician for “small breast”, which describes the shape of the cheese. Its texture is soft, thick and smooth with scattering of air pockets. Yellowish ivory in color Tetilla has a creamy mouth feel with buttery, slightly bitter and tangy flavors surrounding the palate. The maturing, which takes place between 10 and 30 days, happens in the hot and humid climate of Galicia.

Switzerland – Vecherin Fribourgeiols (AOC)… Vacherin Fribourgeois is a Swiss semi-soft cheese made with raw cow’s milk. The milk for the cheese is sourced from Fribourgeois breed of cows that graze on the Alpine grass and wild flowers all the way through the late spring and summer. As early fall arrives, the cows are brought down to graze on grass and summer hay. This traditional cheese making process ensures that Vacherin Fribourgeois has a pleasant nutty flavor.

Slovenia – Tolminc (OEM) … Tolminc cheese with a protected designation of origin is today one of the most recognized Slovenian native cheese. Tolminc cheese was first mentioned in the thirteenth century: at the time tax was paid with cheese for the landlord. The cheese is matured for at least 60 days. The taste is sweet and slightly spicy.

Update and snaps Agie Reiter

7TH JEWISH SUMMER FESTIVAL – BUDAPEST – 2014.

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SUNDAY – TO – SUNDAY

Dohány Street –  Great Synagogue

District VII. Budapest.

August 31 – September, 7. 2014.

 

The Jewish Summer Festival is usually arranged slowly coming to the end of the season of summer. This year it is going to celebrate its 17th year and by now many Hungarians and foreigners are planning to spend their Indian Summer time getting into the mood to be joining the festival’s arrangements.

Many may know by now the Jewish culture is very rich, so it is not a hard task to come up with new culture programs every year being held not only in Budapest, but also in provincial cities will be present. This year the event will be in connection with the Jewish and Roma Holocaust commemoration. 

Miklós Lukács – dulcimer artist will be giving a concert  titled. “Journey Back Home.” Also will be present Ninck Roth – saxophone artist living in Ireland, of Jewish descent,  and awesome Knower of the Jewish and Balkan folk music. Miklós Lukács  will perform a monument within achieving Miklós Radnóti‘s  verse, prose, music  in a unique dialogue.  Róbert Alföldi – actor director along with the Experts band.

On Tuesday, September, 2, at the Goldmark Hall a special monodrama lecture will be held. Vera Förster “Hang on” is upon the basis autobiography writing. “The Budapest Girl” will be played by actress Ágnes Olasz. It is a drama about a young girl over the fate of Hungarian Jewry II. Suffered the horrors of World War II, shared our past confronts the viewer and makes space for reflection. The main character is not Jewish girl, yet her resistance is only through love. This led her to Auschwitz. That is where she becomes an adult. She survived and become a well-known psychologist in England. Péter Generdás  – musician, music pulls the story … how to live on the anti-Semitism.

A unique events will fulfill the festival by the Budapest Dance Theater and the National Dance Theater co-production with the little girl, Anne Frank. The piece will be introduced by the Budapest Dance Theater.

The film is art, poetry and music are closely linked to each other in memory of Robert Capa evening. The program consists of two-part film. First, a new Hungarian documentary is still alive, the recollections of close friends, so far little-known details enrich the life story of world-renowned photographers. In the second part of the program the world-renowned photographer Bruno’s life story –  Cicchetti  – Italian poet, screenwriter processed using poems. The poems set to music by Ferenc Jávori – Head of the Budapest Klezmer Band.  In addition to the festival in Budapest will be the one of the world’s best klezmer bandGitanes Blondes, but the real attraction is to come by Giora Feidman often called as the king of klezmer music. The term is derived from a Hebrew word meaning the Klez instrument, however, has been one of the klezmer genre, which is among the mostly Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jews born in the nineteen hundreds. Giora Feidman one of the greatest draftsman of our time, special music convey an authentic message. Versatile, experimenting, clarinet, performing around theworld’s famous concert hall.

During the festival week will be not all about only Jewish and non-Jewish melodies, nor about theaters but holding a gathering of multi-arts events, which will be a dominant part of photographs as well.

Purchasing tickets on the spot:  District VII. Budapest, Dohány street – Budapest
Opening hours  from Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.,  anon d Friday: 10 a.m. to 4  p.m.

The detailed program of  the 17th Jewish Summer Festival  can be found at the following site:

http://zsidonyarifesztival.hu/a-fesztivalrol/?lang=en

Update by Aggie Reiter

“ART ON THE WATER”- CITY PARK – AUGUST, 7 – 20. 2014 – BUDAPEST

 

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Moments of Central European Art Visual Art Festival (AMS) 

“Art on the Water”

Motto: “Melting Pot”

Where … around the Castle of Vajdahunyad

When …  Thursday, August, 7 until  Wednesday, August, 20. 2014.

Was announced to-day at the press gathering, that it is a pleasure to have this year the Art Moment at the City Park of Budapest. In the frame of Art on the Lake, around 20 programs will be organized with piece of works of arts to catch the eye whilst boating on the City Park’s lake, adjacent to the Castle of Vajdahunyad. On a 600 square meters an exhibition presenting art works by European, UAE and Hungarian artists. Those who wish to skip the boating may view the arts from the dock of the lake. During the evening time there will be concert, shooting films, literature discussions, discussion about art works on 600 square meters venue. It will be opened for the public, no matter being local, foreigners working staying as tourist in Budapest or throughout the country.

The arts festival aims is to bring closer the contemporary art of the domestic and artists and to provide an introduction and demonstration of emerging opportunities by the domestic and the already well-known artists. Simultaneously, there will be „room on the lake” for foreign talents to strengthen the connection between the international professionals. Here at the Lake the Art Moments will present a unique show from the usual contemporary art up to the gallery environment. By this  sophisticated exhibition a much wider audience can be present at the same time.

The abbreviation of the CAP comes from the English Contemporary Art Platform, in expressing the colors of contemporary art. The CAP is a modern and contemporary nonprofit art center in Kuwait. Aim is to support to-day’s or emerging artists, providing creative workshops, exhibitions, workshops, readings, cinema nights organized and to continually support the expanding library of art. Continuing the collaboration started last year, this year’s the CAP Director – Abed Al Kadirinek of the Art Moments of Kuwait will be here who is also an active artist and also arriving two other artists from the Arab region, Rima Chahrour and Kevork Mourad who will be also creating live performance on Thursday, August, 7 and Friday, August 8. on the spot. Their joint project title bears the state of the anxiety: war, destruction and creation.

What may be expected to the coming days by the visitors … Carried out on request of Art Moments, the Central and Eastern European Art exhibition focuses on the young and emerging contemporary art of the region. The exhibition’s sculptures, installations, videos and their hybrids will bring alive at the temporary exhibition space set on the City Park Lake alive. This is largely due to the intention of the exhibitors. The exhibition showcases constellations, which are both highly entertaining and humorous yet, at the same time confusing, making the audience uncertain and stimulating them to understand it, but bringing us closer to the true essence of contemporary art and understanding. Placing particular focus in the realm of applied art, Abu Dhabi Art Hub has assembled an extraordinary group of prestigious international artists  from Germany, Scandinavia, Ireland,Philippines, France , Canada,  4 Eastern European States, USA, South Korea,Mexico Arab North, Australia and Hungary have had already been at the Art Hub at the community oasis designed to live, to create, to exhibit at the platform for artist both local and creativity in the UAE, said Ahmed Al Yafei – founder – owner of the Art Hub.

Artist Zéro Kelemen – Hungary, statue welcomes the visitors arriving to the venue to admired the “Möbius ship” floating on the water. Will be presented the MOME and Mercedes-Benz joint project. The best of diploma exhibition … The “Worker” painting by Alexandra Evelin Hegedűs  – Hungary can be seen  on the spot. She graduated at the Faculty of Arts at the City of Pécs  (was founded in 1996 which is the only institution to provide the higher education in music and art, as well as visual arts programs in shaping the cultural life of the City, furthermore the Nation’s and Europe’s Art Moments. Sculptures formed of volcanic stones floating on the boards on the water titled “Mom Sees Into Water” by Imre Pistyur – Hungary. His motto: “For me painting is a study of reality perceived, a new cognizance of the world. The process of cognizance shows as new side of fality … this is what I call essential realism” Have to mention the Must see sculptures! Have the experience to lead your steps to the spectacular shadow art sculptures by Bassam Al Selawi (3 family members sculptures) and Maysoon Masalha. An another Hungarian artist  has worked in Abu Dhabi Marto Takat’s painting „Musaffah Seaside” About the venue he said: “Some contemplative workers and two old ships in the morning by the seaside of Abu Dhabi’s industrial district „Musafah.”

 H. H. Sheikha Alyazia bin Mubarak Al Nahyan – UAE … ” Most of our shapes come out from our thoughts and views, consists of beneficial or unbeneficed information we receive from the different forms of media. We become what we are by taking in what is fed to us through our screens … and as the saying goes…YA WHAT YA EAT!” Sheikha Alyazia drew the contours of her artistic career at an early age, adopting a unique approach in her paintings which are characterized by cultural reflections. A lists of art exhibitions and events she participated would be far long to long to give an overview, so therefore mentioning a couple of them as being at the “Emirati Expressions”, titled “39 Artists” in Abu Dhabi, which was arranged by the Ministry of culture on the UEA National Day. In 2011., “Fine Arts” titled: Abu Dhabi Business Women Council. Also in 2011 she opened her own solo art exhibition entitled “Dialogue” at the Artspace Gallery in Dubai.

Highlighting some  programs: Movie presenting famous photographer Vivian Maier’s life. Closing day of the Art Moments will be on stage „Cities of Mary”, the only opera by Astor Piazzolla – performance by the musical theater. Within the Art Moments events, to have the rhythm under your feet there will be a happy-go-lucky Salsa evening.

Joining the festival will be brought the “Cégér”,  is to address to designs of wine the labels of this year’s top 10 wines. At the same time the goal is  to introduce young vintners and help them enter the market, which is pretty hard task without a marketable brand image.

Further source: http://artmoments.hu/en

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter