Monday, October 25, 2010
Prague Beer Museum
While we're on the topic of beer...
On October 22nd, The New York Times published an article by Sam Beckwith entitled, "New Prague Pub Celebrates Czech Brews"
The tap selection at the Prague Beer Musuem
Here's the article...
The Czech Republic’s lagers are celebrated around the world and its citizens consume more beer per head than any other country. But thanks to a limited selection at most Prague pubs, visitors hoping to sample a range of Bohemian brews might have felt like they were missing something. A new pub, the Prague Beer Museum, aims to change that.
With the city’s bars and restaurants typically locked into deals with one of the country’s industrial-sized brewing concerns — most likely foreign-owned Plzensky Prazdroj, Staropramen or Krusovice — sampling the more obscure and more adventurous beers produced by smaller Czech brewers has previously required some inside knowledge and legwork.
Seeing a gap in the market, Se Padilla, a Californian entrepreneur who’s lived in Prague since 2000, opened his new bar (Dlouha 46, no phone;www.praguebeermuseum.com) on Sept. 10. The Prague Beer Museum, a short walk from Old Town Square, offers 30 taps — the city’s widest range of draft Czech craft beers — piping small-, medium- and micro-sized breweries’ wares into downtown Prague.
“It’s a fairly simple concept,” Mr. Padilla said. “This country makes great, great beer — the concept is to serve it.”
In addition to pilsners and dark lagers, the ever-changing line-up of kegs ranges from Indian pale ales, English pale ales and wheat beers to exotic raspberry- and hemp-flavored concoctions. Six-, 12- and 30-beer tasters are also available, along with a range of “beer cocktails,” bar food and other drinks.