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Monastic Brewery Strahov

The Strahov Monastic Brewery is located near the Prague Castle in the building of the Strahov Monastery and it was founded in 1140 by king Vladislav II. The first mentions of the brewery date back to the turn of the 13th and 14th century. The decision on the construction of a new fully functional brewery in the place of today's restaurant was made by Abbot Kaspar Questenberg in 1628. In 1907 the brewery was closed and the buildings were used as farm houses. The brewery was renewed only three years ago during an extensive and difficult reconstruction of the whole complex. The current Strahov Monastic Brewery has a total capacity of 380 seats in three special premises - the brewery itself, St. Norbert Restaurant and Brewery Courtyard. Each space has its specific atmosphere and can be used for different occasions.


Monastic Berwery Strahov

Location: Strahovské nádvoří 301, Prague 1, above Prague Castle


Annual Production:


Brewmaster: Martin Matuska; Owner Ales Kocvera

Quick Facts: Brewing has been going on on the same site since 13th-14th century.

Where to Find It:

At The Brewery!
Pivni Galerie





-St. Norbert Amber - year round
-St. Norbert Dark - year round
- Easter Light Lager
- Summer Wheat Beer
- Christmas Strong Ale

Martin Matuska at Strahov

Martin Matuska at work.

A St. Norbert Amber ready to go.