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About Czech beer in general

Basic information about the phenomenal Czech beer
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Welcome to the paradise for beer aficionados!
This is how beer connoisseurs sometimes feel when they come to the Czech Republic.
We should however add that wine lovers also get a fair share here: the production and quality of wine, together with that of beer, is experiencing a massive boom. In the Czech Republic, the per capita per annum beer consumption is 160 liters – 320 beers, which is the highest in the world! Approx. 75% of men and 30% of women drink beer in the Czech Republic, making it the #1 drink in the country.
The most widespread beer in the world, hence in the Czech Republic, is the standard lager, a bottom-fermented beer that ferments several weeks before being served to consumers. Lagers are usually pale, although the dark version is also quite popular. Czech beer is a legend in itself. As a rule, it is produced with high-quality

ingredients and the production is long and fastidious so energetically demanding, but the taste is worth it. The complicated production process isn’t to the liking of the EU commissaries. The pejorative expression used by Czech beer-drinkers – eurobeer – directed to average deceitful products says it all. Before the taking of power by the communists, there were even more breweries than today in Bohemia and Moravia, but thankfully, since the fall of the totalitarian regime, the situation has been rapidly changing back. Old historic breweries are being reopened and brewing traditions rediscovered. We should also mention the boom of so-called inn-breweries, which mushroomed all over the country. They specialize in old-time recipes, beer-schnapps and last but not least in other types of beer such as wheat beer, ale, bock, stout and others.


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