Top four five Czech breweries

Cezch brewery

Pilsner Urquell. Czech lager brewed in Plzeň, Czech Republic by Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Pilsner Urquell is the world’s first-ever pilsner type blond lager, making it the inspiration for much of the beer produced in the world today, many of which are named pils, pilsner and pilsener. It is hopped with Saaz hops, a noble hop variety which is a key element in its flavour profile, as is the use of soft water and fire-brewing. It is available in 330 ml, 355 ml and 500 ml aluminium cans and green or brown bottles.

Staropramen. The second largest brewery in the Czech Republic, and is situated in the Smíchov district of Prague. It was founded in 1869 and the brand name Staropramen, literally meaning “old spring”, was registered in 1911. It is owned by Molson Coors and its products are exported to 37 different countries, mostly in Europe and North America.

Starobrno. Czech brewery located in the city of Brno. It was built as a successor of the brewery founded in 1325, as a part of Cistercian convent. The brewery was named Starobrno Brewery only in the second half of the 19th century. In 2009, Starobrno Brewery produced more than one million hectoliters of beer. The same year, the brewery merged with the Royal Brewery of Krušovice and became a part of the Dutch brewing company Heineken.

Budvar. Best known for brewing a beer known as Budweiser Budvar, brewed in accordance with the 1516 Reinheitsgebot law, using water, barley and hops. A dispute has been ongoing since 1907 with American brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev over the name “Budweiser”. In the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Brazil and Peru, the Budvar beer is marketed as Czechvar. In other countries, it is sold as Budweiser Budvar. Budweiser Budvar is one of the highest selling beers in the Czech Republic in 2014, it was exported into approximately 66 countries. It is the best selling imported beer in Germany and the best selling Czech beer in Austria and Great Britain.