Czech Beer Blog

News from Czech beer scene plus some more stuff. Na zdravi!

Two interesting Czech Christmas specials — December 17, 2014

Two interesting Czech Christmas specials


Two of the most interesting Czech breweries made a special Christmas batch. Usually you can buy around Christmas time in beer shops all over the CZ some special Vienna lagers, pilseners etc. but these two took a different path. Clock brewery from Brno brewed Zlate prasatko (Golden Pig) and its weizenbock and Beskydsky pivovarek from Ostravice made Semi Dark IPA from czech and oregon hops. Both will be a treat.10689499_517091465060440_543534049796028813_n 10489633_817751504933109_2951030986814528753_n

Lucky Bastard Pumpkin Ale 13 — October 24, 2014

Lucky Bastard Pumpkin Ale 13

Thanks to the awesome guys in Lucky Bastard brewery I have just tasted their season special – Pumpkin Ale 13.

It’s very hoppy, full of spices and fruity tones. Nice small head, hazy yellow color, long dry palate. It’s ideal brew for these autumn evenings. Quite strong and refreshing.

I hope that someday in the future it will be available regularly in the pub and shops with some very nice label. ­čÖé

Rating – ****1/2



Times are changing! Two new Czech Pumpkin Ales! Permon and Lucky Bastard. — October 13, 2014

Times are changing! Two new Czech Pumpkin Ales! Permon and Lucky Bastard.

Hooray! My favourite american style is slowly coming to CZ. Pumpkin Ales are still very rare in here but the good news is that two more breweries brewed a special batch of it. The first is Lucky Bastard from Brno – they even promised me that they send me some bottles for sampling and I can┬┤t wait – they are genius in breweing – and the second one is Permon Brewery from Sokolov. They bottle as well and I hope I┬┤ll have a chcnce to buy some soon in Pivonka shop in Hradec Kralove. Both of them are stronger ales brewed with hokkaido pumpkins.


Cross the World ABA — May 23, 2014
Xaver Franti┼íek 15 (review) — April 3, 2014

Xaver Franti┼íek 15 (review)

pet_f1_0Xaver brewery in Blu─Źina (small village near Brno) made a new beer and I had a chance to drink it. It is called Franti┼íek and it┬┤s Vanilla Ale. It┬┤s pretty strong (about 6% alc) and pleasantly bitter for a spice beer. They use bavarian malt and saaz hops and the result is┬ápretty┬ágood. I┬┤m not a big fan of spicy beers but I tried it anyway. ┬áIt has spicy vanilla smell, nice head and hoppy dry taste with a bit spicy palate. It was a nice suprise afterall and I quite enjoyed it.