An afternoon trip to tour the historic Kozel Brewery, including a tasting of the premium beers produced here.
This tour is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we drive for around 25 minutes to reach the village of VelkÚ Popovice, where the Kozel Brewery is located.
Beer has been brewed here since the 14th century. But the most significant date is 1874, when the Prague industrialist Baron Ringhoffer transformed the old buildings into a new state-of-the-art brewery, and named it Kozel.
Earlier that century, Czech brewers had produced the world's first golden lager. This was achieved through a new technique of fermentation, and by storing the beer in cold cellars cut into rock. It was this new process that Baron Ringhoffer employed to create Kozel.
Our tour of the Kozel Brewery leads us through the history of brewing from those early years to the present day. We learn about the different brewing techniques, the ingredients used, and visit the old lager cellars.
Forward to today, and we observe how science and technology has transformed the process. We tour the modern brewing plant, bottling and barrelling rooms, and view the exhibition on beer labelling, loading, shipping and exporting. We also learn about the Ringhoffer family.
Today, Kozel produce a variety of light and dark beers, which are all covered on the tour.
Naturally we finish with a beer tasting, of freshly brewed unpasteurised, unfiltered Kozel.
Before we leave, there is time to browse the onsite shop which stocks bottled Kozel beers, as well as glasses, jugs, beer towels, T-shirts and more. Refreshments are also available in the shop.
Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English and another language. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.
If you require a tour in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, please specify on the booking form.
The tour finishes back in Prague, near Wenceslas Square.