TRADITIONAL CZECH REPUBLIC

LAGER BEERS

Our beer comes from a Czech brewery founded in the late 18th century. Ever since then we brew beer the proper way and only use the famous Czech hops, malt and spring water. Some things have changed thanks to the ever-growing demand. The fermenting cellar grew twice in size and the wooden casks made way for the brand-new stainless steel tanks. The new technology combined with hundreds of years of experience made the brewing process even more precise and improved the already great quality of our lager.

Lager is a thing of beauty.

Or lagers to be more precise.

We make two of them.

St.Wenceslas 

 

Beer style: Lager

ABV: 4.5 %

IBU:

Ideal serving temperature: 5 °C

Available packaging: 

Can 0.33 L / Can 0.5 L / Bottle 0.33 L

 

Medium to deep-fermented full-bodied beer with a crisp hop finish. Pleasantly bitter with a herbal finish, light and refreshing. Amber color with a medium white head. One won’t be enough. Trust us Czechs on that.  

 

St. Wenceslas knew a think or two about bitterness himself. Widely considered the patron saint of the Czech state, little known is the fact that he enjoyed beer as well. He knew the Bohemian hops were so unique that he sentenced anyone caught exporting the cuttings to death. He had ruled as the duke of Bohemia until 935 when his very own brother Boleslaus the Cruel murdered him on his way to a morning prayer. A legend claims Wenceslas dwells under the Blanik mountain together with his mighty army. However he will only ride forth when the Czech lands are at the gravest danger. One can only imagine what that danger would be. A bad hop harvest maybe?

Golem 

 

Beer style: Lager

ABV: 5.1 %

IBU:

Ideal serving temperature: 5 °C

Available packaging: 

Can 0.33 L / Can 0.5 L / Bottle 0.33 L

 

An inviting yet strong lager that can easily catch you off-guard. Fairly bitter thanks to the famous Saaz hops with a hint of fruit notes in the background. Gold color with a thick white head. Keep ‘em coming barkeep!

 

Golem is one of the most famous inhabitants of Prague in spite of being made of clay. According to a Jewish legend, Golem roamed the streets of Prague in the 16th century. Back then the Jews were living in constant fear of riots and pogroms. And here came a Jewish scholar Rabi Löw. Out of the river mud he created a fearsome creature. A statue. A warrior that would do Rabi’s bidding and defend the Jews. He called him Golem. It all worked fine for a while but as it happens with AI things got out of hand. You see one could only turn Golem off by removing a piece of parchment with instructions from his mouth. And our dear Rabi forgot about that. Bored Golem completely trashed Rabi’s home and would destroy the entire city if he got the chance. So Rabi did the only thing he could - he stopped and destroyed his precious Golem. Our Golem lager might prove too strong for you as well but won’t do nearly that much damage.

You gotta hand it to Czechs. We drink so much beer it makes even the Irish look reasonable in comparison and we have been like that for more than a thousand years. That’s more than enough time to learn the craft. And boy did we manage just that. But let’s go back a little.

 

The Czech lands were famous for their beer ever since Jesus Christ was a little boy. Back then it were the tribes who did the brewing. Their beer was wild and fearsome just like them. But there wasn’t nearly enough of it to satisfy the demand. Luckily in 993 a couple of jolly monks from Brevnov monastery stepped in and started their very own brewery. The word spread and soon the king himself became the biggest beer fan of us all, obviously. It’s no surprise that the highest privilege king could grant a Czech city was the right to brew beer.

 

Kings come and go, recipes evolve. And Czechs? We still love beer. Back when horse was the best mean of transport, we drank what you’d call an ale. But times have changed a little. Nowadays over 95 % of the Czech produced beers are bottom fermented Pilsner-style lagers with characteristic golden color and high foaminess. Beer is an essential part of our culture. Even George S. Patton and his soldiers have enjoyed a nice glass of lager as they liberated Pilsen in 1945.

 

As Thomas Jefferson once put it, beer is a living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. God definitely loves the Czechs. Just look at the facts. There are about 700 breweries in the Czech Republic but only 600 cities. What do you make of that?

Would you like St. Wenceslas and Golem to come to your aid? We can certainly arrange that. Ring us up or send us an email.

Czech office: 

Zdenek Sima

Phone: +420 605 313 865

Email:  zdenek@czech-lager.com

 

US office: 

Pavel Dlouhy

Phone: +1 347 809 1994

Email: pavel@czech-lager.com

 

General mailbox: info@czech-lager.com