The Czech Republic is one of the countries in the world with the highest beer consumption. It is more or less like a norm in this beloved country. According to history, beer in Czech can be traced back to the 6th century. It is impossible to see a town in the Czech Republic without a brewery.
You can hardly see a citizen of Czech Republic who doesn’t indulge right from his youth. If you don’t believe our word, just take it from Jaroslav Hašek’s beloved book The Good Soldier Švejk, where he said that if a government raises the price of beer, they are likely to collapse. Probably, that’s why beer is almost as cheap as water!
However, if you are beer lover, you should definitely consider a trip to this amazing place in central Europe. Besides beer, Czech Republic, or Czechia, offers amazing landscapes and historical sites in the cities or Prague and Brno, for example, or Pardubice, where in October happens the horse racing event Velká Pardubická. For now, settle your horse, because if you came here for beer, you came to the right place.
Here is our top 5 of Czech beers.
A world-class award-winning black beer with a refreshing taste that will blow you out of the water. It is very common among the people of Czech, both the local and rich. It has about 4% alcohol level making, so it is a moderate beer which can be enjoyed by everyone. The name “Kozel” is a result of its looks and appearance. It has a thick foamy look and it has been around for a while since the 18th century. If you are in Czechia and you have not tasted this amazing beer, then you know you’re missing out.
Yet another wonderful beer with a refreshing taste. It is not as old as the former, as a matter of fact, it is a young beer which has however gained image for itself among the beer lovers. Matuska makes different types of beers. One of our favorites is the Gold Racket beer with a moderate alcohol level of 7%. Made with fruits which makes it much different from normal conventional beers in this cherished nation.
This is another type of beer most people indulge in Czech. Most especially the old folks as it is one of the oldest beers around dated back to the 15th century and is original from a village with the same name, in the region of Liberec. Still widely distributed across every town and city in the whole of Czech. It is definitely a kind of beer one should try as it is quite different in taste when compared to recently produced beers. It is a good beer which has been in existence for a fairly long time and still hasn’t lost its value among beer lovers.
Unlike normal conventional beers with an alcohol percentage of 5% in the Czech, Svijany has an alcohol percentage of 6.5% which makes it unique. You will have to take it easy if it’s your first trial. Good luck!
A great beer brand which has been around for a while (16th century). Not as old as the former but we can say it is also one of the oldest beers producing brands in the Czech Republic. However, some time along the line, Bernard witnessed a change in management which led to its transformation in every aspect as well as the way the beer was made. If you are searching for a kind of beer that has a strong and bitter taste, try Bernard beer.
5. Pilsner Urquell
Saving the best beer for the last. Pilsner Urquell is also an award-winning beer brand. As a matter of fact, it is one of the premier lager beers in the whole of Czechia and is sold around the world. It is original from the city of Plzeň, who besides being known for beer is also a marvelous place to visit.
Still, the Pilsner beer is served in every single bar across every city in the Czech Republic and tourists normally love it. It is normally produced with water and malt into barrels. However, in 1993, it witnessed a turnaround where it begun to be produced into cylindrical bottles following the trend. It has an alcohol percentage level of 5% like most beers and it is still being served everywhere in case you want to indulge.
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