All About Czech Beer

Everything you wanted to know about Czech beer but were too afraid or too lazy to ask!

A Czech Beer Primer

The basics of what you need to know about Czech Beer. Common types, understanding the scales and beyond.


What's That Taste?

The hop (Humulus lupulus), it imparts the bitterness, the zest, tartness, sharpness, or my favourite word - piquancy to the beer. The compounds that are responsible for those lovely adjectives are called Alpha acids, and more specifically Lupulins...

Brewers & Beers

Editors Note: Our list of breweries and beers is based on personal contact with the breweries, and when possible the brewmasters themselves. Thus, while we'd like to have a full list of everything here right away, in practice it will take us some time to assemble all the information. We're doing it like this because a) we want the information to be accurate b) because we want to bring some personal aspect to these pages.

Cerná hora
Nová Paka

Pernstejn Pardubice

Velke Brezno

Malý Rohozec


Berounský Medved
Joe's Garage Beer
Lipan Craft Brewery

Kout na Sumave
Modra Hvezda
Novomestsky Brewery

Richter Brewery - U Bulovky
Strahov Monastic Brewery

U Fleku
U Medvídku
Zvikov Craft Brewery

(Note: To make sure you can read the names of breweries, we sometimes have to remove the diacritic marks that are used in the Czech language. You can see the proper spelling on the beer labels for each brewery. If you have any questions about spelling or pronunciation, just drop us a line!)

For More information on Czech Beers and Breweries, visit:
Ron Pattinson's one-man effort to sample every beer in Europe.
Ratings of beers around the world, done for and by beer lovers