Beer is to Prague like wine is to Italy. Acquirements about the active beer ability in Prague is a compulsatory allotment of any cruise there, whether you’re a beer enthusiast, or aloof a accidental eyewitness of the bounded culture. In stats alone, the Czech Republic drinks added beer per capita than any added country in the world. In 2015, that cardinal was 142.4 liters per person. According to The Telegraph, “that’s the agnate of 250 pints – or one every 35 hours.”
That’s absolutely impressive, but is additionally a able adumbration that you can’t (and really, why would you appetite to?) abstain this allotment of the ability as a day-tripper in Prague.
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Learn About Czech Beer
Even alive a lot about beer ourselves, we like to book a beer bout in a burghal like Prague, so that we can apprentice added about the history and acquaintance of bubbler beer from a local. In Prague, the best way to do that is on a brewery bout with Ascertain Prague. In case you’re afraid this ability about-face into a crazy pub crawl, I affiance it won’t (as continued as you don’t afield go on the pub clamber instead of the beer tour). You’ll not alone apprentice alot about the ability of beer and breweries in the Czech Republic, you’ll accept a adventitious to accommodated some agreeing association who adulation beer.
This beer bout was appointed for us as a Tinggly Experience. If you haven’t yet been alien to Tinggly, you should absolutely analysis out their Experiences map and see for yourself the amazing adventures they action as allowance experiences. Back you’re attractive for a allowance for your travel-loving acquaintance or ancestors member, you can buy them a Tinggly acquaintance that they will adulation because they get to aces it out themselves. There are over 350 adventures in 80 countries to accept from, including this Prague Beer tour.
This bout included stops at three of the top bounded breweries that were aural attainable walking ambit in New Town. Back beer is such a big affair in Prague, you are never too far from a brewery, and abounding of them are absolutely small, bearing aloof abundant beer to serve in their own pub. This makes a walking bout of breweries actual attainable for visitors.
You’ll additionally bound apprentice that there are a few ample breweries that are amenable for the aggregate of the beer actuality served beyond Prague. Those are Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser Budvar (not the aforementioned as the U.S. beer of the aforementioned name), Bernard, and Kozel, aloof to name a few that you’ll see about Prague. Best of the pubs and confined in Prague are accumbent with one of these above breweries and so alone serve those beers. But there are abounding other, abate operations that serve their own beer.
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The aboriginal brewery we visited was on the bend of New Town, alleged Pivovarský dům. The brewery was started in 1998 and is a bounded admired because they serve at atomic 8 altered microbrews. They accomplish a few of them regularly, like the Štěpán – a Czech-style archetypal lager, a coffee beer, a sour-cherry beer and a decidedly acceptable annoy beer.
One of the best genitalia of this brewery is the adeptness to try the majority of their beers in a tasting tray that contains 8 beers. They are experimenting added with altered flavors and specialty beers than any of the added breweries in the city, so you can absolutely accede them a ability microbrewery.
Location: Ječná 15, 120 44 Nové Město
The additional stop we fabricated was at a actual celebrated (and actual touristy) beer anteroom alleged U Fleků. The brewery has a 518-year-long brewing history, which makes it the alone brewery in Axial Europe that has been brewing continuously for over 500 years.
From the outside, you would never apperceive how all-inclusive the central is. It has allowance for over 1200 bodies in 8 halls and an alfresco beer garden. It reminded me of the ample beer halls in Munich, area the aim is to eat abundant acceptable foods, alcohol lots of beer and accept a acceptable time with whatever ample accumulation you went there with.
You absolutely can’t exhausted the beer they accomplish here. It’s a affluent and bland aphotic lager, and you can alone get it at this beer hall. They serve over 2,000 glasses of it a day. The commitment adjustment is accessible and straight-forward. A aide will access at your table with a huge tray of beer and will accumulate clue of how abounding you booty from him on a agenda at your table, so you can pay up at the end.
You don’t appetite to lose afterimage of the actuality that this is a actual tourist-driven environment. If you’re there to try the beer, be abiding to abstain the somewhat ambitious servers walking about with trays of assorted bounded alcohol. They aloof to advertise you cher liquor, that you can acquisition about anywhere abroad for way cheaper.
Location: Křemencova 11, 110 00 Nové Město
Hours: 10am – 11pm
The third stop was a restaurant/hotel aggregate in the affection of the New Town, alleged U Medvídků. The tiny brewery central the restaurant dates aback to 1466. It has a continued history that is account account about back you arrive. It was alone a block from area we were staying, and we’d already absolved by it a few times. I’m not abiding we would accept accepted it was there if it wasn’t for our adviser pointing it out.
U Medvidku has a solid calendar of beers, admitting their baby size. They alike accomplish the arch beer in the world, alleged XBEER-33, at 12.6%, application actual technology. They additionally accept a lager, a appropriate dark, and a aureate beer. All of their beers are unfiltered.
Aside from tasting beer, you can additionally eat in for cafeteria or dinner, or alike try your duke at brewing your own beer. The brewery day lasts 9 hours and walks you through the absolute process, from alpha to finish.
Location: Na Perštýně 7, 100 01 Staré Město
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-11pm
Prague Beer Museum
The Prague Beer Museum is not on the bout of breweries, but it does deserve a acknowledgment for those of you who ability be authoritative up your own beer tour. We chock-full by the Prague Beer Building afterwards walking about boondocks one day, and we concluded up blockage for absolutely a while, sampling all of the beers. It’s a non-brewery affiliated pub, with over 30 microbrews on tap from about the Czech Republic. As is the case in many added countries, there are new breweries bustling up every day and they charge to acquisition representation in the market, so they can angle out amid the huge Czech beers. The Prague Beer Building is accomplishing their allotment to advice those little breweries out.
No, it’s not a museum. It’s aloof a pub. They accept so abounding beers to accept from that they action tasting trays capricious from 4-10 beers that you can mix and bout to try as abounding as you like. They additionally accept a beaker tray of all 30 if you anticipate you’re up to the challenge. It’s absolutely account a stop, if you’re into ability beer.
Location: Namesti Miru and Smetanovo Nabrezi, Smetanovo nábř. 205/22, 110 00 Staré Město
Hours: 10am – 3am
If you’re in Prague and attractive for article to do, a Prague beer bout is absolutely the way to go. Afterwards visiting all three of the breweries on the bout and audition the belief abaft the beer and the breweries, we had a abundant bigger compassionate of the culture. We additionally begin that we absolutely adulation the beer. I’m abiding you will too.
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Laura is the architect and editor of the biking blogs Savored Sips and Savored Journeys. She is committed to administration the best advice about drinks begin about the world.