Czech Beer Tours
We have good news for the lovers of the sparkling golden nectar. First place in the world's consumption of beer per capita belongs to the Czech people. Beer is great and very popular in the Czech Republic. You can enjoy the best-known brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Budvar, Krušovice, Staropramen and countless excellent beers from small breweries. Because it´s not possible for ordinary travelers to visit all the breweries, we´re offering tours of those closest to Prague. We will hit the road in the heart of Prague in the brewery...
In the second half of the 19th century people from the Prague suburb Smíchov began to feel that they lacked for beer. Beer was brewed only in the city center and it was not enough. Therefore on October 23rd, 1869 the Staropramen brewery was founded on the banks of the river Vltava. An engrossing interactive tour through time is ready for you right in the historic brewery building, which reveals a unique story behind the brand Staropramen. Staropramen has been made in the same way for almost 150 years. Made from natural ingredients of the highest quality, carefully and in a unique way that gives each variety of Staropramen beer its special flavour. This includes high quality water, malt from selected barley and hops varieties from the Saaz, which is considered the best in the world.
While you travel you should´t miss another brewery, located east of Prague where they cook...
You will see the tradition behind how Kozel beer is brewed. You will join the tour called Footsteps of the Goat where you´ll not only learn everything about the history of the brewery but also taste the beer directly from the source.
Not far from Prague towards the west is another treasure of Czech brewing...
History of the Royal Brewery Krušovice dates back to the 16th century. The first written evidence of the brewery is from 1581, but the beer was undoubtedly brewed there much earlier. However the real glory of Krušovice brewing began with the emperor and Czech king Rudolf II, who bought the brewery for the Czech crown in 1583. Ever since, Krušovice has definitely belonged to the culture of Czech beer. The appearance of the brewery and the method of production have evolved with a number of changes since the time of Rudolf II, however the essentials have remained. First-class Saaz hops, sunned barley malt, clear spring water and the most important of all - the love and enthusiasm of brewers who have kept the Krusovice recipe for many generations.
The next stop on our journey is Loket, one of the local breweries where beer is made with the love and care which it certainly deserves...
Brewery St. Florian
In 2006, the tradition of brewing returned to Loket. The right to brew was granted to the city by John of Luxemburg, ruler of Bohemia. His son, Emperor Charles IV confirmed this privilege in 1352 and beer was continuously brewed here until 1953. The new Loket brewery is located on the premises of the original malt house, which also serves as a pub and hotel. In January 2011, the brewing hotel finally enlarged its space and the brewery expanded its selection of beer. Now you may get light and dark, eleven and thirteen degree beer in this brewery. You can even try a local specialty there, amazing beer with the flavour of bacon!
Once you get enough sleep and visit the beautiful local castle Loket, you will go back towards Prague and stop in the famous city of Pilsen beer...
Pilsner Urquell Brewery
Pilsner Urquell was founded and built jointly by brewing burghers of Pilsen in 1842. At that time the Burgers' Brewery Pilsen brewed the first batch of bottom-fermented lager, which subsequently conquered the whole world under the name Pilsner Urquell and gave the name to one type of beer - Pils. Pilsner Urquell is now a major producer and exporter of the Czech beer brewed in four breweries. Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus in Pilsen, Radegast brewery in Nosovice and Velke Popovice in central Bohemia. Pilsner Urquell beer is exported to more than fifty countries worldwide. Brewers in Pilsen serve traditional Czech beer Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Radegast, Kozel and the portfolio also includes Primus and Klasik.
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