Here’s something you may not have known about the Czech Republic — this central European nation has the highest per capita beer consumption in the world. That’s right, Czech citizens drink more suds, as individual consumers, than do the folks in any other country.
So one might assume the 70-year-old president of the Czech Republic speaks with some authority about the relative merits of various beers. But to hear what he says about American beer, well, one might fear that an international incident could be brewing.
As rt.com reports:
The Czech president Milos Zeman eulogized his country’s trademark beverage, while insulting US beer as “filthy water” during a presidential business summit in the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan.
“Filthy water?” Them could be fightin’ words to the Americans who cherish domestic brews.
“We have built several breweries here already. We might make good planes, cars or other products, but most importantly, never forget – Czech beer is the best in the world,” said the [Czech president].
“No American company that offers some filthy water instead of beer, can compete with us.”
There are certainly a lot of beer festivals in the Czech Republic. One of them, Pilsner Fest, is a two-day festival held each year by the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen.
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But that event is nothing compared to The Czech Beer Festival in Prague. It is the biggest beer festival in the Czech Republic and runs for 17 days every year in May. Festival visitors can taste more than 70 brands of Czech beer.
With that kind of sudsy celebration lasting more than two weeks, one can understand why citizens of the Czech Republic rank as first in the world for beer consumption.
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