Czech Beer Blog

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

New beer: Nova Sladovna Columbus IPA — February 11, 2015
New beer – Sulewski APA — January 29, 2015
New beer – PP Dragon Fire! —
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

New Pinta beer – Born in Rome — December 15, 2014
Budweiser Budvar B:CRYO – frozen experiment from Ceske Budejovice — November 13, 2014

Budweiser Budvar B:CRYO – frozen experiment from Ceske Budejovice

Interesting fact. One of the most revolutionary beers is produced by one of the most conservative breweries in the country. Really. Budweiser Budvar created something like ice bock but even more bizarre. It’s beer without the body, frozen essence of strong lager that is sold on special bottles and that is unfrozing right on the table when customer buys it. It´s called B:CRYO and it will be available soon in selected pubs mainly near Ceske Budejovice and Prague. I’m kind of want to try it but the prize will be quite high (USD 25-40) and availability will be limited.

More info (and even some photos) in Czech – here

But it’s another example how even the biggest commercial breweries are trying to offer something new for their customers. Primator brewery is selling its brand new IPA as well as brewery Velky Chlumec. Times are slowly changing even in the Czech republic.

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Photos by Pivonka beer shop

Morava India Pale Ale & Koníček HATATITLA IPA 14,5% — October 7, 2014

Morava India Pale Ale & Koníček HATATITLA IPA 14,5%


10697219_677526245676637_2032316286959264452_o 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.





27/10 – Day of the Czech Beer — September 25, 2014

27/10 – Day of the Czech Beer


10404205_488510641251856_5646375575593680103_nOn 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.

So Cheers!

Nomad & Zhurak Chilli IPA —

Nomad & Zhurak Chilli IPA

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.10694347_782125211845959_351385854987544751_o

Happy IPA Day — August 7, 2014

Happy IPA Day

International Beer Day, IPA Day – what about we celebrate something beer related every day? 🙂

So today May the IPA be with you! Let’s celebrate one of the most interesting beer style! Happy IPA Day. IMG_3537.JPG