This month’s events truly celebrate the institution of the village microbrewery, as we see many local microbreweries hosting their own beer festivals. Plzen, the historic epicenter of Czech beer culture, gets invaded by thirsty drinkers on numerous weekends.
The microbrewery of Černokostelecký will host their annual ‘Vykulení’ on their charming brewery grounds. Expect a small (but better!) tap list of beers brewed on site, as well as lots of kids activities, food, and live music.
An expertly curated walking tour through Prague’s gorgeous Mala Strana quarter, focusing on Czech microbrews. An excellent way to learn about the Czech Republic’s complex history through, well, our favorite beverage, beer. Five fresh beers are the main stay of this tour, each a different style, covering everything from lager history to contemporary IPAs.
Starts every Saturday at 3.30 or send an inquiry for your own private group.
Located just on the very south-eastern edge of Prague, Pivovar Uhříněves will be hosting their own beer festival on the afternoon of September 8th, starting at 2 p.m. Their own brews will be on tap, and for entertainment, expect lots of music and a fire show.
To celebrate their 3rd year anniversary, Raven will host Raven Fest at their home base in Plzen. Over 30 Raven beers will be on tap, lots of music, brewery tours, Raven merchandise, food, something ‘sour’ for Prague hipsters, and an after party in their own pub.
Not to be outdone by their Plzen based fellow brewers, the Zihovec’s brewery grounds in Louny will host their own beer festival, featuring no doubt a wide selection of their ales and lagers. However for Prague hipsters get nothing.
For those curious about Czech craft beers, a Blind Beer Tasting challenge is a great way to not only test your beer style knowledge, but sample this country’s current beer trends and seasonal specialities. 8 Czech craft beers are hand chosen by a professional guide in up-beat and centrally located Ale Bar.
Held every Friday at 5 p.m, or by arrangement.
Aptly called ‘slunce ve skle’ or ‘sunshine in a glass’, Czech microbreweries from across the country converge on the microbrewery of Purkmistr in Plzen for a weekend of beers, music, and fun. Expect beers from larger microbreweries, as well as folks just testing their waters, literally. A great way to sample harder to find microbrews that don’t make it to Prague.
Vítězné Náměstí’s farmer’s market morphs into a beer festival on this particular Saturday morning. Normally a market of delicacies and produce, why not brighten your Saturday morning market shopping with a little beer.
To be announced….The Bruery Tap Take Over
BeerGeek Bar will host a tap take-over with The Bruery, a Californian based craft brewery specializing in barrel aged and experimental beers. Watch BeerGeek’s Facebook page for details.