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Tamás Szalai

Beer Ambassador & Writer
Inspired by the first Hungarian craft beer festival, Tamás has spent the past seven years learning as much as he can about craft beer … and also tasting as much as possible! Tamás is a home-brewer, beer blogger, a full-time craft beer marketing manager, and a beer tour guide. His passion for beer led to him having one of his homebrews turned into the house beer of a Budapest craft pub, and his new line of beers will come out this fall. When not guiding or tasting, Tamás enjoys running with his beer-running club (the international Mikkeller Running Club), biking, eating, history, and being a tourist in his own town.


  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Traveller's Choice 2020

  • Wine Writing Award 2020

  • Wine Writing Award 2019

  • Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

  • Best Wine Tour Operator Winner in 2017 & 2018

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    Certificate of Excellence Winner (2011-2019)

  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Global Food Tourism Association (Member)

  • Fortified Travel (Co-Founder)