|Prague boasts several historic pubs which brew beer onsite. These microbreweries produce a variety of deliciously fresh beers, ranging from light pilsners to dark spicy ales.|
Our Prague Brewery Tour visits three of the best, including the city's oldest pub brewery, where we sample their finest 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, the 'Beer Master', and together we take a short tram ride to the first pub brewery.
On arrival, we view the large brewing facilities, before settling down to sample 7 of their beers, including light and dark unpasteurised lagers, a wheat beer, and some speciality brews.
When tasting beer, Czech people often order traditional pub snacks like cheese and sausage to accompany the drinks. We join in with this, and it's included in the price.
Next, we clear our heads with a 10-minute walk to a grand historic pub brewery. Here, we sample a heady 13% dark lager that is brewed in-house. It's made from water, hops, yeast and four kinds of malted barley.
Our final stop is a large traditional Old Town pub and brewery; the most typical local drinking tavern in Prague. It is generally noisy with the hum of Prague locals enjoying a beer (or two!) 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. As unpasteurised beers don't travel well, they are best consumed straight away. Drink up!
Prague Brewery Tour is not a beer drinking competition. There is plenty of beer to drink, but it's about quality not quantity. At each pub the Beer Master explains the brewing process, outlining the steps involved and the ingredients employed. Participants will gain an appreciation of the varying complexities of taste and finish in each of the beers.
The Beer Master is also keen to explain the history and traditions of beer brewing in Czechia as a whole, a country which has had a huge impact on beer brewing throughout the world.
The tour highlights perfectly why apps and guidebooks are no substitute for a real guide. By the end, we hope you will have a better understanding of why Czechs consider themselves the premier beer brewing nation in the world. Most of all, we'll have some 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 nationalities, and is paced to the participants.-----------------------------------------------
ALTERNATIVE TOURS WITH BEER
-Calm pub tour: Prague Tour with Food & Beer
-Wild pub tour: Prague Pub Crawl
-Drink in one pub: Czech Beer Tasting