For many people, Plzeň means beer. This is true, at the very least, in the German form of the word. Pilsner Urquell, for lots of beer aficionados, represents lager style of beer. Many tourists that travel to the second biggest city in Bohemia do this to see its’ monuments and churches, but its’ safe to say that most do so because of the brewery, a small distance from the centre of the city.
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As well as the giant breweries like Pilsner Urquell, Budvar and Staropramen there are quite a few microbreweries producing excellent larger and dark beer too. Beer made in these breweries usually has a distinctive taste where freshness is guaranteed. Probably the most popular microbrewery and restaurant in Prague is U Fleku.
Czech beer is world famous and fully appreciated by the Czechs themselves. For many centuries Czech beer has been the finest available. The distinctive flavour of Czech beer comes from handpicked Bohemian hops. The Czech Republic is the largest consumer of beer in the world (153.6 litres annually per capita), even beating Germany. That means that every adult drinks on average 1L of beer a day.
Although there’s numerous big labels promoting their beers throughout the country and overseas, mergers within the beverage industry have ensured a less diverse selection, with most Prague restaurants and pubs serving some, if not all, of the national brands listed below: Plzeň (Pilsner Urquell) is the market leader.