Beer tour in Prague

Has anyone done a beer tasting tour of Prague? I was looking to spend an afternoon doing something food related, but it seems that when in Prague it's all about the beer :) Would like to learn (and taste) more.....
thanks

Posted by Alan
Brighton, UK
631 posts

Linda An excellent idea! I've never done a tour, except wandering with friends from pub to pub, but a couple of interesting articles might start you on your way http://havebeer.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/tale-of-two-brewpubs.html http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/travel/06journeys.html?src=twt&twt=nytimestravel&_r=0 I really like Pivovarsky Dum, the second brew pub mentioned in the blog, and there sampler is a good way to try a lot of beers. Some of the other articles tagged Prague in the blog are also interesting. If you are there when it's warm Letna is a great place to have a beer early evening. http://www.praguebeergarden.com/pubs/post/letna-beer-garden Cheers Alan

Posted by Ilja
Seattle
1464 posts

There are plenty of pubs in Prague. My favorite: U hrocha address: Thunovska 10, U zlateho tygra (Husova 17), U dvou kocek (Uhelny trh). They all have excellent Pilsner Urquell. There is a lot of information about pubs on Internet. You can have a tour of Prague brewery called Staropramen. Just google Staropramen brewery for information. You could find these websites interesting: http://www.praguetourservice.com/index.php?action=main&subject=680 http://www.pragueexperience.com/places.asp?PlaceID=1136 http://www.pragueexperience.com/places.asp?PlaceID=1227
Unfortunately the trick to make websites clickable does not work on these ones.

Posted by linda
redmond, WA
61 posts

Alan & Ilja - thanks for the links - will need some time for more research.
Looks like I'll just put together our own pub to pub sampler... Was hoping to join up with a small group to walk/taste/learn more about the various brews of Prague.

Posted by Rob
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
370 posts

We did a beer tour in Prague last spring. I would not suggest it though. We ending up touring the same places I had already researched. With a little research and planning you can save yourself a bundle (more money for beer)! By the way, try to make it to U Fleku. They serve a dark beer that was fantastic. Oh, and they will keep bringing them until you say STOP! Have a great trip.

Posted by linda
redmond, WA
61 posts

Ron - thanks for the heads-up...don't need to waste money on something we can do just as well ourselves. And my husband loves dark beer - will add your suggestion to the list.

Posted by Rob
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
370 posts

Linda, a few blocks from U Fleku is U Medvidku, which also serves a great beer. I think you will enjoy both tremendously. If I was doing it again, I would end the day at U Fleku. The atmosphere there was incredible. Just remember, the shots aren't free. They will bring them around on trays and pass them out freely, but you will get billed for them!

Posted by LaRae
spokane
472 posts

I wouldn't recommend the beer tour. We did it a few years ago and it was just ok.

Posted by linda
redmond, WA
61 posts

thanks everyone - have a good list going - we'll be in Prague almost a week so I'm happy to get more of your favorite beers/pubs to add to it....!!!