Prague has some fine old pubs which brew their own beer onsite. Their microbreweries 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), to taste their beers, soak up the atmosphere, and learn first-hand about the longstanding tradition of brewing in the Golden City.
We begin at a bar in the Old Town, where your guide for the afternoon, the 'Beer Master', introduces himself and starts you off with a welcome beer.
The Beer Master then takes us on a short tram ride to the first pub brewery, where we sample 7 beers ranging from unpasteurised lagers (both light and dark) to a German Weizen, sour cherry and a nettle beer.
When tasting beers, Czech people often order traditional pub snacks like cheese and sausage to accompany the drinks. So we do the same, and it's included in the price.
Next, we clear our heads with a 10 minute walk to the historic U Fleku Beer Hall & Brewery. In this grand setting we try the in-house brew, Fleks Dark Lager 13%, which is made from water, hops, yeast and four kinds of barley malt.
Our final stop is a traditional pub and brewery in the Old Town. And it retains its traditional atmosphere; it is a bit smokey (there is a non-smoking area if that's a problem), and noisy with the hum of Prague locals enjoying a beer after work.
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. This 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!
At each pub the Beer Master explains the brewing processes and ingredients employed in the making of the beers you sample. Participants in the tour will gain an appreciation of the varying complexities of taste and finish in the different beers, and will learn about the history and traditions of beer brewing in the Czech Republic.
Hopefully you 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!
This activity is open to all ages from 18-80 years old and is paced to the participants of the tour. It is not a mad drinking binge, it's about quality not quantity. However, there is plenty of beer to drink.
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.