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Prague and Plzen

Postby boney » Fri May 22, 2015 3:51 pm

I'm headed to the Czech Republic in August, so I thought I'd start a thread for Prague and Plzen, as I can only see scattered comments about those cities here on BT and not a dedicated thread. The amount of beery adventures in Prague seem endless and outstrip the week or so I'll have there, so any recommendations for breweries, bars/pubs, restaurants to help narrow it down would be awesome. Any general non-beer related recommendations for things to do and see while in the Czech Republic are also welcome. Cheers.
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Re: Prague and Plzen

Postby Peter Collins » Fri May 22, 2015 7:40 pm

Oh, I'm going to Plzen as well! Will only have a day or two there at the beginning of July but any tips will be welcome.

There is a vicarious request from one of my colleagues to have Pilsner Urquell on cask and report back to him how amazing it is. So... Thoughts?
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Re: Prague and Plzen

Postby Philip1 » Sat May 23, 2015 2:13 pm

The brewery tour in Plzen isn't bad. You get to taste some of it in unfiltered in the lagering cellar. When I was there they were canning Kozel. (I don't think they brew Kozel there but I could be wrong). Unlike the Budvar/Czechvar brewery, where I think you need to book in advance or show up at a specific time of the day, you can just show up at the Pilsner Urquell brewery any time during the day and go on one of the tours.

This is a good guide to Plzen pubs: http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/pilspubs.htm

As you can see most places serve only a couple of beers. Notice too that they include the gravity of each beer.

Plzen also has a beer museum but I didn't go to it.

The most popular beer in the country is Gambrinus. It's a typical Eurolager but the unfiltered version of it is pretty good.
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Re: Prague and Plzen

Postby lister » Mon May 25, 2015 9:02 am

Due to the out-laws being with us and the insanely limited amount of time there (not by my choice), I only managed to get into one pub which was Lokál - Dlouhá.

http://www.ratebeer.com/p/lokal--dlouha-prague/23443/
http://lokal-dlouha.ambi.cz/cz/

Most food items were cut off at 10pm. Just Pilsner Urquell available but super fresh. The place was very busy.
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Re: Prague and Plzen

Postby cfrancis » Mon May 25, 2015 9:14 pm

Was in Prague for my honeymoon, unfortunately I was just getting into craft beer.

I've heard that going to the Pilsner Urquell brewery and having the unfiltered version on tap is a must.
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Re: Prague and Plzen

Postby Cagiva650 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:29 pm

I loved the fresh Pilsner Urquell in the tunnels at the end of the tour. Before you leave, ask for a refill. Worked for me :D The beer at Na Splice restaurant across the courtyard is pretty damn good as well. U Medvidku in Prague has Tankova Budvar. It was the only place in Prague with it. When you walk across Charles Bridge (everyone does) there is a small beer store on the castle side just off of the main drag that has all Czech beer. I found some unusual and lesser known beers there.

http://www.czechbeershop.com/

http://www.ratebeer.com/p/beer-shop--galerie-piva-prague/1782/
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Re: Prague and Plzen

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:28 pm

boney wrote:I'm headed to the Czech Republic in August, so I thought I'd start a thread for Prague and Plzen, as I can only see scattered comments about those cities here on BT and not a dedicated thread. The amount of beery adventures in Prague seem endless and outstrip the week or so I'll have there, so any recommendations for breweries, bars/pubs, restaurants to help narrow it down would be awesome. Any general non-beer related recommendations for things to do and see while in the Czech Republic are also welcome. Cheers.

Did you get there in August? Anything to report? I will have a chance to go to Prague in February.

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