Hailing from the small town of Velke Popovice, the shelves of your local potraviny are undeniably playing host to one of the three alcoholic brews of the Kozel beer brand. As if in an old aristocratic family rivalry, walking through the centre of Prague you’ll see restaurants and bars alike with the emblems of their beer of choice outside – and most fall under either the bold golden/green design of Pilsner Urquell or brownish background behind the upper half of a male goat for Kozel. While today both beers fall under the same, monopolistic brewery company (now Plzen Pradroj paired with AB InBev) they’ve shared a rivalry that dates back to when Kozel first came on the bohemian scene in
With an environment ideal for growing hops, it is no surprise that Czech people have been brewing and drinking beer for an incredibly long time. The 1088 C.E. foundation charter for Saint Peter and Paul Basilica is the oldest surviving document that mentions brewing in what is now the modern-day Czech Republic. This means that for almost ten centuries, Czechs have had a lot of time to perfect beer. Here are some of the best beers, in no particular order, to try in the Czech Republic today: Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný Pilsner is a legendary beer that was first officially brewed in 1842 in the Burghers’ Brewery, Pilsen, by Josef Groll. Since then, Pilsner Urquell has become an international success.
On Friday evening, the police discovered a secret pub in the Czech city of Pardubice which remained open despite the quarantine measures ordering all food facilities to work strictly for takeaways and until 8pm. “We had information that the restaurant facility in Dukla has been in operation for a long time, so we checked the situation on Friday after 8 pm,” said Jiří Sejkora, a spokesman for the Pardubice city police, Idnes.cz reports. The restaurant looked like it was closed from the outside – windows were sealed, passages to the terrasse and the entering doors were covered with blankets. Guests were actually entering through the hostel – to enter, a guest had to ring the phone number meant for taking