Hop On Hop Off bus great way to see a lot of the city, different routes with the ability to get on or off anywhere.
Got to see all sorts of architecture, landmarks and statues. At least statues pre-and post-Soviet era.
After lunch at First, the Craft Beer company, sampled two delicious fruit bombs
First, the Craft Beer company | Belgian Cherries | Ale, Fruit | 4.5 % | 8.5
First, the Craft Beer company | Blueberry Ale | Ale, Fruit | 4.5 % | 8.5
Then met up with a friend who was from Budapest and is over visiting relatives. We went to a park / museum where the Soviet era statues had been relocated.
The Soviet Union couldn’t make feminine hygiene products, but they cast some mean statuary.
Went to dinner to a real authentic – according to our friend – Hungarian restaurant called Szeged Vendéglö. Food was amazing and huge portions, Just had a
Dreher Sörgyàrak | Classic Csapolt | Lager, Helles | 5.2 % | 6.0
(All together now – why don’t good restaurants stock some good beer?!)
After returning to hotel, it was time to go beer hunting. Tried to find Gravity Brewing, then found it was inside brewpub Neked Csak Dezsö (You’re Just ____).
Gravity will open tomorrow so I may be there. Mostly served by Peter, very nice guy and had good things to say about Gravity.
Had the following:
Mad Scientist & Malduguns (Latvia) | Malduguns | Ale, Sour, Fruit | 5.5 % | 6.5
Neked Csak | Haróm Bé | Ale, Wheat, Dunkelweizen | 5.0 % | 5.8
Horizont | Pilot Series 10# - New England IPA | Ale, IPA, New England | 6.0 % | 7.8
Uradalmi Sörmanufaktúra | Misty | Ale, IPA, New England | 6.0 % | 8.0
Fehér Nyúl | RAFA | Ale, Sour / Wild | 6.8 % | 8.4
Szent Andràs | Szilvàs Sör | Ale, Fruit | 3.7 % | 8.5
Mad Scientist | Chill Haze | Ale, IPA, New England | 5.3 % | 7.5
Evermind | Brew Your Mind | Ale, IPA, Imperial | 8.2 % | 8.4
Then found my way to Hops Beer Bar and server Gary.
Had the following. I know it’s Hungary but could not pass up a good beer. Also what a Tap!
Honsebrouck, Castle Brewery, Van | Kasteel Rouge | Ale, Belgian Fruit | 8.0 % | 8.5
Dugges | Tropic Thunder | Ale, Sour, Fruit | 4.5 % | 8.8
Pōhjaka | Öö | Ale, Porter, Baltic, Imperial | 10.5 % | 8.8
The Baltic Porter from Estonia was a pleasant surprise.
Ended the night with one beer I saw earlier at Beer Brothers – it did not disappoint.
Hopfanatic | Angry Beast | Ale, Stout, Russian Imperial | 12.0 % | 9.0