Kettle

Mash tun / Kettle with Lauter tun in the foreground

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PRESENT

Welcome to the website of the restored Vinohradský pivovar (brewery), the only beer-maker in the neighborhood with its own local production and the desire to supply other Prague pubs with quality lagers and other varieties.
The brewery evolved from a long-time dream of a group of friends who wanted to make a distinctive Czech lager on their own. The result, a beer made from high quality Czech malt and hops, is a first class lager with unforgettable taste and its own personality. The beer is generally unfiltered and unpasteurized to capture the full flavour and freshness.
The restored part of the old brewery building consist of two parts. The cellars with traditional large arches and high ceilings serve as the area for the brewing, fermentation and maturation of several types of beer. We produce mainly the traditional unfiltered Czech type lagers made from only Czech malt and hops. But increasingly we are producing popular special beers like APAs and IPAs primarily with American hops.
The other part of the building houses a restaurant where visitors can taste the final brewing product and sample traditional Czech cuisine. A large space in the lower part of the building serves as a music and cultural hall for a wide range of performances.

Vinohradská 12

Vinohradská 12

Our beers on tap

Vinohradská 11 (alcohol content 4.2%) is an unpasteurized and unfiltered standard Pilsner style beer with rich hoppy flavour of Žatecký poloranný červěňák (Saaz) and Premiant. It is characterized by a full body and golden colour.. We use Pilsner and Bavarian malt made by the traditional methods, i.e. barley is dried on malt house floors.

Vinohradská 12 (alcohol content 4.8%) is a premium Czech/Pilsner style of bottom-fermented beer made with only Saaz and featuring slightly darker appearance than the Vinohradská 11.

Jantarová 13 (alcohol content 5.0%) is a special copper-coloured, amber beer with a full body and a hint of caramel. The colour and caramel taste is gained by adding a bit of roasted malted barley. The combination of Žatecký poloranný červeňák (Saaz) and Premiant hops give the Jantarová 13 a unique taste and have made it popular abroad, especially in Scandinavia.

APA 12 (alcohol content 4.8%) is top fermented beer with a blossom and citrus fruit flavour that comes from the combination of American Cascade and Centennial hops. German Magnum hops add touch of bitterness to the beer. The APA is brewed with Czech and Bavarian malted barley, including special Pale Ale malt.

IPA 14 (alcohol content 5.9%) is a special top-fermented beer with a large amount of American hops giving it a stronger flower aroma. The beer is brewed with Sládek, Chinook and Cascade hops. Czech, Bavarian and special Pale Ale malts are also used.

BEER ORDERS

Zuzana Casadová
objednavky@vinohradskypivovar.cz
(+420) 607 040 120

Orders are accepted from 08:00 to 16:00 Mon-Fri.
Orders of more than 2 kegs no later than 11:00 on the day of collection/delivery.

All of our barrels have a flat dispensing system, the so-called "iron" (flach, A-system).

Prices of kegs can be seen here.

Pubs map

You can enjoy Vinohradské beer at these locations. Have a look at the map of pubs with our beer on tap.

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HISTORY

The brewery was founded in 1893 as Měšťanský Pivovar when the Vinohrady neighborhood was not yet part of Prague. At the end of the 19th century city blocks replaced farmland and Vinohrady became one of the largest Czech towns. The original brewery was a contemporary, industrial-style building with a large adjoining garden and its own malt production able to house 600 railway cars of barley. The brewery produced its first beer at the end of 1894 and went on to make classic Czech beers including Velkopražská 12 and a black lager famous for its health benefits.

During the 1920s, film studios took up locations nearby, making the brewery’s garden a lively place. The glory years were short, however, as production was halted during World War II. Following the war the Czech government nationalized the brewery with production returning under new ownership in 2014. During those dormant years, however, the brewing connection remained as the country’s Brewery and Malt Research Institute operated out of the location.

Fermentation tank

Technology

Because kettles play a key role in the brewing process,Vinohradsky wanted to find one that could help reproduce traditional Central European brewing methods from the heyday in the early 20th century. The brewery’s kettle was produced in Ulm, Germany. Made of hammered copper, the 25-hectolitre kettle is a replica of a model from 1912 and is equipped with traditional direct gas heating.
The standard main fermentation process takes place in open vats and after a week the beer matures in horizontal lager tanks - again typical for Czech lagers.The tanks come from Pacov and Bolzano, Italy.

Brewmaster

Brewmaster Jiří Fišer has been making beer at Vinohradský Pivovar since its launch in the autumn of 2014. Fiser, a brewery graduate of the famed Secondary School of Food Technology in Prague, became chief brewmaster in 2016.
He also worked at Dalešice Brewery, Bulovka Pivovar, Jihoměstský pivovar and Krkonošský Medvěd in Vrchlabí.

Kettle view

Kettle view from the pub