Prague has some fine old pubs with their own microbreweries onsite. These produce a variety of fresh delicious beers, from light pilsners to dark spicy ales.
Our Prague Brewery Tour visits the three best pub breweries in the city (including the most historic one), to taste their beers, soak up the atmosphere and to learn first-hand about the longstanding tradition of brewing in the Golden City.
We begin at our own bar in the Old Town, where your guide for the afternoon, the 'Beer Master', starts you off with a welcome beer and gives a brief explanation of the days' events.
The Beer Master then takes us on a short tram ride to the first pub brewery, where we sample 7 different beers. These range from unpasteurised lagers (both light and dark) to a German Weizen beer, plus a sour cherry and a nettle beer.
With so many beers to taste, Czech people would order traditional pub snacks like cheese and sausage to accompany the drinks - so we order some, and it's included in the price of the tour.
Then, we clear our heads with a 10 minute walk to the grand U Fleku Beer Hall & Brewery. In this historic setting we try the in-house brew, Fleks Dark Lager 13%. This is made from water, hops and four kinds of barley malt, with the help of brewing yeast.
Our final port of call is an ancient Czech pub and brewery in the Old Town. It retains its traditional atmosphere, so it's a bit smokey (there is a non-smoking area if that's a problem), noisy with the hum of Prague locals enjoying a drink after work, and the beer flows non-stop.
Here we order a semi-dark amber beer, brewed at 13 degrees. This is a yeast beer, a rare subspecies of Czech Pilsner that has fresh yeast added after fermentation.
The extra yeast makes the beer crisp and vibrant. Unpasteurised beers do not travel well, so are best consumed right where they are brewed. Drink up!
Our Prague Brewery Tour is open to all ages from 18-80 years old and is paced to the participants of the tour.
The tour is not a mad drinking binge, it's about quality not quantity, however there is certainly plenty of beer involved!
You get to taste different types of beer, learn about the various brewing techniques and traditions, and see beer brewing.
You learn some interesting history and gain an appreciation of why the Czech Republic considers itself the premier beer brewing nation in the world. But most of all, we hope you have fun!
The Prague Brewery Tour is in English. It can be arranged in other languages for groups (10+ people).
Note: Prague Experience recommends responsible drinking. Participants undertake this activity at their own risk.
You may also enjoy these alternative tours: Czech Beer Tasting, Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour.