Brewery called Hostivař is actually in Horní Měcholupy
Jan13

Brewery called Hostivař is actually in Horní Měcholupy

Microbrewery offensive So it came to pass that the number of microbreweries started to grow dramatically. People who are familiar with Únětice brewery situated in a few miles north from Prague have witnessed the successful expansion into Prague pubs, bars and restaurants. And this was not only successful microbrewery. However, for some reason, these had been being established mainly on the western bank of the City, or around its...

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The first micro-brewery in Bohemia and Moravia
May16

The first micro-brewery in Bohemia and Moravia

The socialistic period was not a very good time for beer in former Czechoslovakia. Even though the consumption was quite high, the quality and selection were rather low. Everything changed after the Velvet Revolution when the first microbreweries were founded. The oldest of them, Pivovarský dvůr Chýně, started as early as autumn 1992. The premises are part of a former farm used for cattle and horse breeding. The farm was previously...

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Every pint is sacred
May08

Every pint is sacred

Experienced beer drinkers, who are at least a little interested in history and architecture probably know there are several monasteries in and around Prague. Yes, monks, old books, praying and so on, that’s what we think when we think of monks.  But did you know there is a brewery inside an abbey? You may know several abbey beers, mainly from Belgium, Germany or Austria, Trappist beer is probably the most well-known among these....

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Golden Age of small breweries at famous Bronze Age site
Apr10

Golden Age of small breweries at famous Bronze Age site

During the Bronze Age, a site located northwest of Prague, where now village called Únětice is, was home to an archeological culture, which expanded to whole Central Europe. These days a different sort of culture is expanding from Únětice – beer culture. And one has to admit this invasion has brought joy and pleasure instead of harm (except of possible hangover). Before the succesful spreading of this iconic booze could begin, several...

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