Prague has some fine old pubs which brew their beer onsite. These microbreweries produce a variety of fresh delicious beers, from light pilsners to dark spicy ales.
Our Prague Brewery Tour visits three of the best pub breweries in the city (including the most historic), to taste their beers, soak up the atmosphere, and learn about the longstanding tradition of brewing in the Golden City.
The tour begins in the Old Town where you meet your guide for the afternoon, the 'Beer Master', before we hop on a tram for the short ride to the first pub brewery.
On arrival we take a look at the large brewing facilities, before settling down to sample 7 beers, including light and dark unpasteurised lagers, a wheat beer and a few speciality beers.
When tasting beer, 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 a grand old historic brewery, where we try a heady 13% dark lager beer brewed in-house and made from water, hops, yeast and four kinds of malted barley.
Our final stop is a large traditional Old Town pub and brewery, the city's most typical local drinking establishment. It is generally noisy with the hum of Prague locals enjoying a beer after work.
Here we sample a semi-dark amber brew. 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!
At each pub the Beer Master explains the brewing process and the ingredients employed in making the beers.
Participants 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.
This tour shows that there is no substitute for a real guide. By the end you will understand why the Czech people consider themselves 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).
This activity is suitable for adults of all ages 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 certainly plenty of beer to drink!