Prague is rightly called the beer capital of Europe. Ever since the dense Middle Ages a foamy drink is brewed here. Every district of the capital has its own brewery - some have existed for centuries, carefully preserving original recipes, others opened quite recently but they have already managed to gain prestige from connoisseurs. You have the opportunity to visit the 3 most popular Prague breweries tour and try the best beers.
There was a time when the right to brew beer was either at the monasteries, among the nobles or the citizens who had their own houses.
In the XIX century all restrictions were lifted and there became more breweries. However, soon all sorts of political upheavals and economic fluctuations have begun ...
At first, brewer kids started shutting down because big breweries began to put pressure on them, then the time came when it was no time for beer at all and then the socialist view of economic relations in principle appeared ...
But once the Czechs had their velvet revolution, the breweries were soon flooded like mushrooms after the rain. Today, there are more than thirty small brewers in Prague!
“Prague brewery tour” is not only a couple of words, it is Culture and Traditions and therefore this beer cannot be bad by definition.
It is impossible to unequivocally name any sort of Czech beer as the best one and recommend it to everyone. Prague brewery is a century-old tradition, wealth of the nation, national pride and just a popular product.
Almost every small town and every village of the Czech Republic brew their own beer. There are many varieties of drink; some of them are unique - they are passed on from century to century and bind different generations.
Let’s look at top 3 the most popular Czech beers.
1) Pilsner Jirguelle is perhaps the most famous one that is brewed at the brewery in Pilsen. It is known globaly in many countries. Pilzner Urkvel is an international name, and in the Czech Republic this brand is called Plzeňský Prazdroj.
You can never confuse a genuine Pilsner with other beers. The drink is characterized by a bright golden color, the classic aroma of malt and herbs, pronounced honey notes and a slightly bitter aftertaste. The unique properties of the Pilsner are explained by the special quality of the raw materials: only purest natural water is used in the preparation. Beer is produced using triple digestion technology.
2) Velkopopovický Kozel is a world famous brand. It is produced according to traditional recipes at the Velkopopovický pivovar brewery. The company operates in the village of the Central Bohemian region Velké Popovice which is located near Prague. There is a strange holiday that is called Day of the Goat which is celebrated annually in this famous village. What is more, it is not forbidden for celebrants to get drunk to the state of the “prototype” of their favorite beer.
3) Staropramen in the Czech Republic is deservedly considered the third most popular sort of beer. It is produced at the Staropramensky Brewery (Pivovar Staropramen) in Prague. More than ten types of Staropramen beer are here and each is interesting for amateurs in its own way. Dark varieties have a delicate aroma of roasted malt; for light- sweetish malt flavor is characteristic. “A lot of Prague residents drink daily that beverage. The non-alcoholic variety of Staropramen «Nealko» is considered as the best Czech beer in its category.
Every year in the middle of May a colorful event is held in the capital of the Czech Republic - the Beer Festival which is famous throughout Europe. The celebration lasts 2.5 weeks on the territory of the park district Prague 7. This is the place called Letne where tents with beer and beer products are set up on an area of 4 thousand m2. Thousands of people who taste Czech and foreign beers are attending the festival. Their products are offered by local Prague breweries and factories of neighboring countries.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Beginning at 12.00
Celetná St. 12