Brand new IPA from brewpub Nova Sladovna (Opava). Brewmaster (and my friend) Jakub Dobrovolny is sampling a new beer – Columbus IPA – dry, hoppy ale with 6.2% alc. with lemonish, herby and spicy palate. Personally I can´t wait to taste it. Available since Feb/10/2015.
Sulewski APA – Hrubieszow, Poland – near Ukrainan borders – link
New beer alert – Poland
Pracownia Piwa (near Krakow) – Dragon Fire – strong Imperial IPA made with rye and three kinds of pepper (green, black and red) + Simcoe hops – Maybe a detonation in your mouth – link.
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.
Finally! More and more north moravian breweries are starting to brew not only lagers but ales! Morava brewery from my hometown brewed its second IPA – the first one was pretty good, this one should be even more hoppy and dry and Vojkovice brewery U konicka – probably the first microbrewery in this region – will have its first ever ale – Hatattitla IPA – on friday Oct 10th. I can´t wait.
On Saturday there is an “Octoberfest” in Karolina shopping park in Ostrava and I´m pretty sure I will be able to taste both of these new brews.
On Saturday you can celebrate the Day of the Czech Beer! It´s St. Wenceslaus Day as well and because St. Wenceslaus is a patron of the Czech lands and beer is typical for us it´s a perfect day for pilsener or two. So let´s have some pints of czech style lager and try to taste some decent one.
But. If you don´t like pilseners or lagers you can buy and taste this Svatovaclavsky special (St. Wenceslaus special) made by Beskydsky pivovarek in Ostravice. It´ll be stronger IPA and it´ll be perfect as usual.
Collaboration beers are still pretty unique in the Czech Republic. So this project is something we should focus on. Flying brewery Nomad brewed a special Chilli IPA (6.2alc) in Zhurak brewery in Chocenovice. The label is great and it´s a fresh wind to the hot chilli beers that are pretty famous in some special gourmet clubs.