Czech Beer

The world was astounded in 1913 when it was discovered that as many as 19 types of beer were brewed in Mesopotamia 5,000 years ago. It is fitting that the archaeologist who first deciphered the Sumerian tablets containing this information was a Czech, Bedřich Hrozný. Beer was also brewed in the earliest Czech civilizations (there is evidence that hops were already being cultivated here in 859 and were being exported in 903 - the first written documentation referring to brewing dates from 1088), and even British beer authority Michael Jackson agrees that the Czechs are the number one beer-brewing nation in the world today.


History of Czech Beer

The history of beer in the Czech Lands stretches back a thousand years, mirroring the ups and downs of Czech history through the ages...


Czech Beer Culture

Beer is considered a part of the national heritage of the Czech Republic. Czechs drink an average of 160 liters of beer per person per year...


Czech Breweries

Check out our list of Czech breweries with complete products range and interesting facts...

Date Title
28.07.2020 Czech beer industry posts losses of nearly five billion crowns due to Covid-19
09.07.2020 Many Czech breweries still struggling, despite popularity of golden brew
06.05.2020 Save the Beer initiative rescues hectolitres of craft beer from destruction
17.04.2020 ‘Save the Pub!’ Thousands of Czechs buy vouchers to keep favourite haunts afloat
10.04.2020 Easter: Pilsner for the Pope, green beer for Czechs
21.10.2019 Growing demand for Czech brew masters as the fame of Czech beer reaches Antarctica
26.09.2019 Czech festival honours ‘Good King’ Wenceslas, patron saint of beer (and Bohemia)
12.08.2019 Archaeologists unearth rare Renaissance-Baroque brew house in ‘Czech Paradise’
26.07.2019 Ban on beer bikes in Prague city centre postponed
12.06.2019 Czech brewery rolls out first wastewater beer
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