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History of beer in Hungary
Brewing in Hungary has over a thousand years of tradition, being the word used to denominate beer, sör, borrowed by the Hungarians before the conquest of Hungary. Since the 1840's, the country was dominated by lagers, and German style dark beers, being nowadays dominated by 4 brands—Borsodi, Dreher, Pécs and Soproni. One of the most famous hungarian tradition related to beer is the fact that they don't cling their beer glasses, as it was the way Austrians celebrated the execution of 13 Hungarian patriots in 1849.
Craft beer didn't arrive to Hungary until recently with new breweries emerging right now as armando_otchoa or Mad Scientist.
Brewers from Hungary
Mad Scientist is a Hungarian brewery based in Budapest founded by Csaba Tarján, Tamás Szilágyi and Gerg? Závodszky in 2016. Their brewery is based in a old industrial building built in 1912 that previously hosted the brewery F?városi Serf?z? Right after their fundation, they release The Kraft Beer Manifesto, where they set up their brewing principles regarding quality.
They use to wear lab coats and safety glasses at beer festivals, mimicking Breaking Bad style, and they have a lab-style tapeover at Szimpla pub in Budapest. Its beer design is very distinctive, and all the labels are created by hungarian designer András Baranyai.
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