Hollókő is a small Palóc village in Nógrád county that is known all over the world. Now, the village is introducing its own – pretty strong – beer called Hollókői Világos (Hollókő Light)!
Apart from tourism, the village views maintaining good relationships with its twin towns as a very important task. Hollókő has eight twin towns from all over the world, two of them are in Transylvania, Romania. One of the village’s Transylvanian twin towns is Torockó.
As we learned from the Facebook posts of Csaba Szabó, Mayor of Hollókő, a delegation from the village visited Torocko during the Advent period of 2021. As 24.hu reported, in Torocko, the delegation “dropped by” for a festive greeting at the Csíkszentsimon Csíki Beer Manufactory. That was the place where the idea of brewing a beer of Hollókő’s own was born.
In a newer Facebook post, Csaba Szabó lets us know that the beer is ready and can be tasted.
“We brewed it in the Csíki Brewery a month ago, and from today, you can drink Hollókői Világos.”
This special and quality beer is considered quite strong with its 6% alcohol content.
The interest is much bigger than they expected so Csaba Szabó had to explain in the comments that unfortunately, there is not enough beer for everyone. There is some sample in Hollókő, but it’s not enough to satisfy everyone’s needs – for now! Hopefully, we can see more Hollókői Világos brewed in the future.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee added Hollókő to the World Heritage List in 1987. This tiny village in a picturesque setting is still an example of a traditional 17th and 18th century townlet. It preserves the traditional architecture and so it is a unique example of pre-20th century village life. Hollókő lies northeast from Budapest, approximately 91 kilometers from it. The village lies in a valley of the Cserhát Mountains.
Even though Hollókő is a small village with a population that doesn’t even reach 400, it has a number of sights that are worth seeing. Among them are the Village Museum, the Doll Museum, the Hungarian Folk Dance House and the Hollókő castle, just to mention a few. What’s more, two streats of the village (Lajos Kossuth and Sándor Petőfi streets) and their 67 houses, are protected.
Source: 24.hu, Napi.hu