|Prague boasts several historic pubs which brew their own beer onsite. These microbreweries produce a variety of fresh, delicious beers, ranging from light pilsners to dark spicy ales.|
Our Prague Pubs Brewery Tour visits three of the best, including the city's oldest pub brewery, to soak up the atmosphere, sample their finest beers, 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 view the large brewing facilities, before settling down to sample 7 beers, including light and dark unpasteurised lagers, a wheat beer, and some speciality brews.
When tasting beer Czech people will 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 Prague brewery, where we taste the heady 13% dark lager 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 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. As unpasteurised beers don't travel well, they are best consumed straight away. Drink up!
The tour is not a drinking competition. There is certainly plenty of beer to drink, but it's about quality not quantity: at each pub the Beer Master will explain 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 you taste, and will gain a better understanding of the history and traditions of beer brewing in the Czech Republic.
This tour highlights perfectly why apps and guidebooks are 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 Pubs 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.