Beer centric events this month begin with a Prague beer festival, our cozy tastings and tours, and Brno’s pubs sound like they’ll be full of Christmas cheer, and better beer than the proverbial Starobrno.
Starting this Friday, November 30th, and lasting through Saturday December 1st, the Pražský Beer Festival is held in the Pragovce area, on Kolbenova street in the district of Vysocany. Over 30 breweries will be present, including one of our favorite microbreweries, Pivovar Zhůřák. The event will be indoors, and food stands are promised. Entrance is 100 czk and can be bought in advance via Ticketstream or at the door. Once inside, you’ll pay for beers using tokens, and 1 token is 20 czk. More info is on their Facebook page.
November 30th-December 1st
Explore Prague’s Little Quarter from the perspective of what’s in your mug. A fun opportunity to learn about Czech beer history and taste microbrews, this tour starts every Saturday at 15.30, or if you’re a group of 4 or more, you can organize your own private excursion.
Saturdays at 3.30 or by arrangement
8 Czech craft beers from regional microbreweries come together for a professionally guided degustation in Prague’s newest craft beer bar. We’ll discuss beer styles and then you’ll get a chance to decide which style is what beer. Perfect for beer enthusiasts and beginners alike! Our open degustation is held every Friday, starting at 5 p.m, and available anytime for private small groups.
Fridays at 5 p.m or by arrangement
Vinohrady’s Once Upon a Beer starts the season off to a good note with a degustation of Christmas beers. You’ll sample 8 x 0.1 liter beers. Watch their Facebook page for more info on what beers will be included in the lineup, and give them a holler if you’re planning on participating.
Tickets are 350 czk. December 2
Manifesto, Prague’s container village of trendy food and stuff, has reshaped itself as a winter market. Complete with heated igloos (?), fireplaces, 20 restaurants and over 50 designers selling their wares, their aim is to be a market for locals who want something more than the ubiquitous hot wine and trdelník.
November 22- December 23
Now one of Prague’s best micorbrewies, Pivovar Cobolis will take over the taps in Brno’s Pub U Dove Přátel to celebrate head brewer Pavel Palouš’s recent award of Brewer of the Year for 2018.
December 13th, Pub U Dove Přátel Brno
Join our newest tour, a curated jaunt through our favorite neighborhood for a tasty experience of local craft beer and food culture. We’ll visit 2 unique pubs and finish in a beloved microbrewery, complete with a brewery tour and a full meal of Czech cuisine. Beginning every Friday at 4 p.m, our tour is also available anytime for private groups of 4 or more.
Fridays, 4 p.m or by arrangement
Brno’s Beer Bat House hosts a family style Christmas party on Christmas Eve, starting at 9 p.m. Lucky visitors will not only have a few beers to warm their belly, but festive music by Mara, Vítek and Ondra (whomever those nice souls are). Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.
December 24th, at Beer Bat House, Brno