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The city of Cvikov (Zwickau) has a brewery again! — December 5, 2014

The city of Cvikov (Zwickau) has a brewery again!

These lands in the outskirts of Czechia had and still have a very diffilcut times. Almost deserted after the WWII because of the expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia many tradicions vanished. Breweries are perfect example. There were lost of german-owned breweries in Sudetenland until 1948 and almost all of them were gone very quickly after this date. But some of them are coming back.

The newest one is Cvikov brewery in Northern Czechia. It was opened last week and I´m big fan of this project. I like the labels – they somehow reminds me something like 80´s design and I love the idea of bringing back old breweries to life. Hopefully their beer will beas good as this whole project.


Brewery Lobec introduced new labels —
Pivovar Frankies Břeclav – Chocolate Stout (video) — November 20, 2014
Kostelecké Vykuleni 2014 — September 16, 2014

Kostelecké Vykuleni 2014

One of the best beer events took place last weekend near Prague. It´s not so famous so the crowd is not to large and drinking is mixed with a showing of cooper works with beer barrels that are traditional and hand crafted.

It was a great day. The brewery in Kostelec nad Cernymi Lesy (near Prague) made us all welcomed because Vykuleni was an event with great food, delicious beer and friendly atmosphere. Me and my friends enjoyed it very much and I must say that the special beer brewed for this occasion only – Snajdr Elias15 – english type smoked porter was absolutely amazing! But there were more than that. Cerna Svine – dunkel with six differents malts in it, Smolinec – belgian type Witbier with very aromatic smell and fruity taste – very brave brew indeed or Kotek – vienna lager made for Vykuleni in Frydlant brewery. And single malts from Snajdr. And more that 20 beers from small breweries from all the Czech region.

I´m very happy that I was able to attend this event and I can´t wait till next year to their spring event – Vysmoleni 2015. I´ll try very hard to be there and enjoy the beers and the atmosphere of old times brewery again.

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Hc Dukla Jihlava – brewery sponsored hockey team — August 26, 2014

Hc Dukla Jihlava – brewery sponsored hockey team


Another jersey for beer heads. This time it´s ice hockey team from the Czech Republic – HC Dukla Jihlava. The main partner is local industrial brewery Pivovar Jihlava which brews beer named Ježek (Hedgehog) which is famous for its not-so-good reputation. “At present, the brewery in Jihlava belongs to the Czech brewery group Pivovary Lobkowicz. In summer 2008, the brewery restored beer production according to the original recipes. Compared to its previous status,” they say that “the beer now has a full flavour and darker colour, and traditional floor malt produced in the Vysočina region is used. 11° Ježek beer is returning to its previous position – real brewed beer for a good price.”

HC Dukla Jihlava, founded in 1956, is an ice hockey team in the Czech Republic. It won the Czechoslovak Extraliga title 12 times: six consecutive championships beginning in 1967, then in 1974, four consecutive championships beginning in 1982, and again in 1991. As of 2006, HC Jihlava plays in the Czech 1. liga after being relegated from the Czech Extraliga in 2004-05.

The most notable players are Holik brothers or Dominik Hasek who had a year long stint during his army service here.

Minipivovar Veselka Litomysl — July 30, 2014

Minipivovar Veselka Litomysl


The birthplace of world famous composer Bedrich Smetana finally has a small brewery or brewpub. The place is called Veselka or Na Veselce and currently they produce two beers – both of them named after the most famous resident of the city – Bedrichova 11 – pale pilsener and (probably) vienna lager (polotmave).

The design of the labels is pretty good – internet presentaton can be way better. Their beer is quite new but the pilsener won some prize in some food show in Pardubice so I guess it´s pretty decent.

On August 9th the city of Litomysl is organizing a small beer festival so maybe I will go there and see how the beer is.

webpage (czech)

Raduga Metropolis — July 22, 2014
Zámecký pivovar Frýdlant – Opening Day & free beer! — July 17, 2014

Zámecký pivovar Frýdlant – Opening Day & free beer!

albrecht-circle-logo-giantZamecky pivovar Frydlant is opening its gates and the opening celebration will be with free beer all Saturday! It´s one of the most anticipated brewery opening in the Czech Republic this year and it seems that this brewer and its beer will be very decent and very well made.

Frydlant is a nice town in Northern Bohemia – in the area which is pretty wild because its history so this brewery can be one of the new tourist spots that are much needed in that region.

Brewery is located in Frydlant´s castle grounds and its portfolio should be very decent – lagers, weizen, ales… We´ll see soon!

Karlovsky minipivovar Pod pralesem Velké Karlovice — July 11, 2014

Karlovsky minipivovar Pod pralesem Velké Karlovice

minipivovar-pod-pralesem-karlovice-080720149_denik-600A brand new brewery is in the making in Beskydy montains. The village Velké Karlovice is known for relatively remoteness and therefore it´s perfect place for summer or winter holidays. It´s located in the deep valley under the Beskydy mountins in the very east of the Czech Republic. The nature is wild and the people are very tough. So I´m very curious what´s the beer will be like. The names are promising: Skřítek, Diblík etc. points to magical dwarfs-like creatures that live in the mountais. They will start with classical Czech beer (pilsener, maybe dunkel) but stronger beers and specials will be on the menu later as well.

I love the logo and I´m very curious about labels design!

An article in Czech – here