<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Plzen - Czech Republic


No visit to Pilsen would be complete without a stop in the very old Museum of Brewing.  The building was once a malthouse that supplied the town's brewers in the middle ages.   
It was also a brewpub in the early part of the 20th century.  Under sponsorship of the Pilsner Urquell brewery, the museum is now one of the most detailed and impressive beer museums in Europe.

Czech Beer Notes

Beer = pivo

Beer usually comes in degrees of strength from 10 to 12.  10 is the lighter version; 12 being the strength of imported Pilsner Urquell.  Beers over 12 (such as the black 13 degree U Flecku brew are rare treats in the Czech Republic).

There are very few styles of beer available in the Czech Republic, with the most famous being Bohemian Pilsners of various strengths offered in half-liters.
Pilsner Urquell is the ubiquitous beer in the town of Pilsen.
Dark Czech lagers are usually sweeter and less hoppy than Pilseners with more of a caramel flavor.