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.
(+420) 607 040 120
Orders are accepted from 08:00 to 16:00 Mon-Fri. Pick up from 10:00 to 18:00 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).
Vinohradská 11 (alcohol content 4,5%) 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 4,2%) is traditionally brewed premium lager. We used Žatecký poloranný červěňák (Saaz) only, which gives the beer light aroma and balanced bitterness.
Jantarová 13 (alcohol content 4,9%) 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.
Liberator APA (alcohol content 4,5%) is a light, top fermented beer. We got inspired by the US Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber and created this beer with 24 IBU’s. This lower bitterness goes well with it's aroma of Centennial and Mosaic hops. We also used Pilsen, Munich and caramel malt. Liberator APA is a session ALE, has a taste and scent of pineapple, mango and tangerine.
Western Approaches IPL (alcohol content 5,1%) is a light bottom fermented strong beer - India Pale Lager 13, which has the character of a classic lager as well as of an IPA. We made it as a lager and added American hops (Cascade and Loral), which turned out as a session beer with higher bitterness and a floral - citrus aroma.
Ahtanum IPA (alcohol content 6,2%) is a strong top fermented light beer. We used Chinook, Simcoe, Ahtanum and Sládek hops and Pilsen and munich malt. The Ahtanum hops gives it fresh grapefruit aroma and floral scent. It has light herbal and citrus taste and lower bitterness.
Mellange IPA (alcohol content 6,4%) is a light, top fermented IPA. It has a fresh, fruity taste and it is easy to drink. Usually we brew American style ALEs so compared to those, Mellange IPA is mild in taste and has a very specific hoppy aroma - thanks to using Australian Ella and Galaxy hops. It is mild but also has a strong aroma of citrus and flowers. Ella hops give it a taste of appricots and peaches, Galaxy hops adds maracuja, blackberries and gooseberries. When choosing the name we got inspired by Frank Herbert's movie Dune - "melange" extends human life and gives mental superpowers.
Dark Matter Stout, archive (alcohol content 6,4%) is a dark top fermented beer made of five types of malt and roasted barley. We brewed this Stout in November last year and it turned out very well that time so we saved a part of it and aged it. It became nicely smooth in taste with aroma of coffee and chocolate. It has just a little bit of hoppy aroma, low zest and mild bitterness. Dark Matter Stout is very dark in colour and has a beige thick foam.
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.
We are a group of friends from school who had long dreamt about starting a brewery together. We achieved our dream after years of raising capital and searching for the right location, opening the doors when the craft beer scene was still in its infancy in Prague with just a handful of microbreweries catering mainly to tourists. Together with our employees we relish in a laid back but professional attitude to our customers.
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 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 from the pub
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
18.12. - 23.12. 11AM - 8PM
24.12. - 27.12. CLOSED
28.12. - 31.12. 1PM - 6PM
1.1. - 3.1. CLOSED
TEMPORARY OPENING HOURS
MONDAY - SUNDAY (CANS AND KEGS)
11:30AM - 6:30PM
MONDAY - SUNDAY (FOOD TO GO)
11:30AM - 4PM