Every year the festival presents beer from the Czech Republic and Europe or possibly even from Armenia or Japan. Due to the increasing prestige of the beer contest and growing number of participants, organisers decided to move the festival from Tábor to České Budějovice, the home of the famous Czech beer - Budweiser Budvar.
At the Golden Beer Seal festival beer is taken very seriously indeed. Participants compete in a total of 28 categories, their beer is judged by a panel of experts but visitors can also indulge in tasting the competing brews. In 2015 the festival received entries from 200 producers from 20 countries worldwide. Since 1990 organisers have followed tried and trusted rules, but novelties are on the agenda too. One of them is for example a new category - “Cider”. True, it is not a genuine beer based drink, but more and more breweries have included it in their product range and in addition, it has recorded an increasing popularity among consumers. To put it succinctly, České Budějovice is a place where a real beer lover simply must be seen in February. If only for Budweiser Budvar.
České Budějovice, Exhibition Ground