Technical visits 

Žatec – Hop Research Centre and Bohemian Hop Company

Visit the Bohemian Hop Company and the Žatec Hop research Centre in Žatec, the home of world-famous Saaz hops. This visit will allow you to discover the lengthy process which allows new hop varieties to be bred, selected and brought to the market to please brewers and consumers and visit the premises of Czech Republic’s most-known hop company. A lunch will then be taken at the Pioneer microbrewery, in front of the Hop Museum.

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Žatec – Hop Museum

Visit Žatec’s iconic Hop Museum, in the city centre of Žatec, hosted in a former hop barnyard and kiln. The museum, one of the most complete – if not the most complete – hop museums of the world, contains a lot of collectibles explaining how hops has been grown, cultivated, harvested and traded over the last 200 years. The collection of materials show the evolution of agricultural practices, including to adjust to the changes in climate, adaptation to history and to the evolving brewing business. An unforgettable experience! A lunch will then be taken at the Pioneer microbrewery, in front of the Hop Museum.

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Pilsner Urquell – Museum and Underground

Discover the iconic underground network of Pilsner Urquell, below the Bohemian city centre where the old barrels of Pilsner Urquell used to be stored and lagered. The visit is teamed up with the visit of the Pilsner Urquell museum which shows how the mythical brand evolved over the last 180 years to become what it has now become! A lunch will then be served at the Pilsner Urquell signature restaurant.

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Proud Brewery and Cooper’s House

This visit offers you the unique opportunity to discover one of the latest innovations on the original site of Pilsner Urquell, the Proud! microbrewery and its innovative teams of brewmasters as well as one of its oldest places, the Coopers’ House where barrels used for the fermentation of Pilsner Urquell have been produced and repaired for more than a century.

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Gambrinus Brewery

The visit of the Gambrinus brewery, one of the two historical breweries of Plzeň, will show you one of the most modern breweries of Czech Republic. From the hot side to the cold side, down to the packaging line, this amazing visit will offer you the possibility to see a top of the art brewery. A lunch will then be served at the Pilsner Urquell signature restaurant.

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Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Located on the original site of the Plzeňsky Prazdroj brewery, in Plzeň, the visit of the Pilsner Urquell brewery is a unique occasion to discover this iconic brewery (including some of the underground which are still partly used) from the hot side to the cold side. The visit will end with a lunch served on site at Pilsner Urquell signature restaurant.
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Budvar Budějovický

Visit the original Budweiser Budvar which is brewed on its original location since its launch! This amazing and iconic brewery will blow your mind and you will be able to see everything, from the brew kettle to the horizontal maturation tanks to its modern filling line. The visit will conclude with a lunch at Budvarka signature restaurant before heading back to Prague.

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Kozel Brewery

Situated 30 minutes away from Prague, the Kozel Brewery is one of Czech Republic’s iconic brewery founded more than a century ago. The visit will allow you to go through the hot side, the cold side, the packaging line, to meet the goat which lives on the brewery and to go through the portrait gallery of former brewmasters, including M. Jiři Bernat who gave a speech at the 2022 edition of the Brewers Forum.

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Ferdinand Brewery and Malting House

A 45-minute drive from Prague, this amazing old malting house and brewery is definitely worth the trip, as it offers the best of historical and traditional Czech brewing and malting practices: from floor-malting to open fermentation vessels and yeast scrimmage and re-use, the traditional craft of brewing beer is exposed in this old brewhouse!

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