In the territories to the north from Donau and Rhein, which where inhabited by Germanic tribes, as evidenced by archaeological finds, beer brewing has been known since already around 1000 BC. At the end of 1. AD, Roman geographer Publius Cornelius Tacitus describes Germanic people as eager beer lowers, saying that it is easier to overcome them with strong drinks rather than with the arms’ strength.
The press conference on the third international beer festival “Latvian beerfest” upcoming by the end of May
A press conference on the upcoming beer festival in May will take place on April 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the hall "Mikhail Tal" of the hotel “Astor Riga”.
Around 150 types of beer will be offered in the 3rd international exhibiton-festival “Latviabeerfest 2013”
In the largest beer exhibition-festival “Latviabeerfest 2013", in the Baltic states which will also take place at Vērmanes garden from May 24 - 26, this year there will be exhibited 36 beer brands from Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, England, Russia, Mexico, Spain, Poland and Belarus. In the exhibition-festival it is planned to offer around 150 kinds of beer. The application for participants is still in progress, so the total amount of the kinds of beer could exceed our expectations.