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 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 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.
Svatováclavská 13(alcohol content 5%) is a unique lager made using fresh hops from the day of their harvest. We used Saaz hops only and pilsen and munich malt. Svatováclavská 13 has a well balanced taste, strong hoppy aroma, light bitterness and higher zest. It is the first time we brewed a beer like this and also the only this year - it can only be brewed on the day of harvest. So if you miss it this time, you will have to wait until next year.
Imperial IPA 19 (alcohol content 7,9%) is a strong top fermented light beer. We used double the amount of malt and hops that we normally do as well as Columbus, Simcoe and Cascade cryo hops. It has a dark orange color, full taste, strong aroma of apricots, mango, canary melon and fruity taste. Only in bottles.
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.
Summer 69 APA (alcohol content 4,5%) is a light, top fermented beer. It has nice fresh taste, it is smooth and easy to drink. We used Pilsen, Munich and Pale Ale malt as well as Amarillo, Citra and Columbus hops (cryo ones as well) which gives Summer 69 strong tropical fruit aroma.
Bavarian Weissbier (alcohol content 4,9%)is a light top fermented beer of Bavarian style. We used 50% wheat malt and a special kind of yeast we got straight from Bavaria which is well known for good wheat beer quality. Bavarian Weissbier has a taste and scent of bananas, citrus and clove. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized just like all the beers we brew.
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.
Chaubunagungamaug NEIPA (alcohol content 6,2%) is our first New England IPA! We used Amarillo, Simcoe and Mosaic hops as well as Pilsner and caramel malt. We also added a bit of oats. Chaubunagungamaug NEIPA has a milky colour, lower bitterness and tropical fruit aroma. While choosing the name we got inspired by a lake in Massachusetts, New England, which is considered as the cradle of New England IPA style.
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.
Enigma Encrypted APA (alcohol content 4,3%) is our first beer made of Australian hops. Enigma Encrypted is a fresh, session APA with lower zest and lower fullness. We used Pilsen and Pale Ale malt. Enigma Encryptes APA has strong hoppy aroma (Enigma hops) and smooth taste of raspberries, black currant, grapes and melon.
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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).
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