June 27, 2004

Talk about incentive: If the Czechs win the European Championship, each player is guaranteed 160 litres of beer from a Czech brewery. This much brewed goodness is the average annual consumption per person in the Czech Republic. Oh, and their head coach is guaranteed a lifetime supply should they win. Looks like they are now one step closer. I, for one, prefer Pilsner Urquell. What's your favorite Czech brew?

posted by insomnyuk to culture at 10:28 PM - 16 comments

I prefer Bud. No, not that one, this one!

posted by dusted at 12:02 AM on June 28, 2004

Will Play Football For Beer

posted by StarFucker at 12:24 AM on June 28, 2004

I dont know about chech beer but if theres one thing Canadians know its beer. Here are my personal favs. Rickards Red is an unbelievably tasty beer. http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=248 http://www.bigrockbeer.com/ And Iv been doing a lot of these lately. Very fun and oddly tasty concotion http://www.barmeister.com/cgi-bin/drink.view.pl?drink=797 im new, havent figured out links yet haha

posted by DonovanMD at 01:53 AM on June 28, 2004

Staropramen usually does the trick...

posted by ossian72 at 03:19 AM on June 28, 2004

DonovanMD, welcome. It's always nice to have another hockey fan around. Regarding the beers, I would've went with Urquell too.

posted by garfield at 08:34 AM on June 28, 2004

I'll second dusted. Budvar rocks. Oh and I'm still standing behind my pick: Czechs win it all.

posted by trox at 09:08 AM on June 28, 2004

They have a solid chance to get there. Those blokes'll be filling swimming pools with the stuff soon. Thirds on Budvar. A damned fine brew. The Czechs know a thing or two about beer. Research at your local will bring great rewards. (And you do know that Rickard's is just Export with food coloring, eh Donovan?)

posted by chicobangs at 09:15 AM on June 28, 2004

Staropramen is a good pint, we get a lot of that on draught in the UK. I still prefer Kronenburg (France) or Warsteiner (Germany) though. In fact I'd go as far as to say, that IMHO Warsteiner is the King of Premium lagers.

posted by squealy at 09:35 AM on June 28, 2004

Much as I like Pilsner Urquell, I prefer Paulaner Pilsener to it. With a shot of Laphroaig on the side... mmmmm... Laphroaig.

posted by psmealey at 10:41 AM on June 28, 2004

Czech Budweiser, aka Budvar, now sold in the states as "CzechVar". I've been to the brewery in Budejovice. Too bad the tour was in German (which I don't understand at all)..

posted by blarp at 10:47 AM on June 28, 2004

FYI, if you like beer take a trip to Prague. The Pilsner Urquell in Prague is not the same as the stuff you get in the states. It's the best beer I have ever had.

posted by Mike McD at 10:49 AM on June 28, 2004

Thanks Mike McD, that explains it! I loved the Pilsner Urquell I got in the Czech Republic, but the bottles I bought here tasted like a sour stout. I haven't tried Budvar / Czechvar here (but I will!).

posted by dusted at 11:32 AM on June 28, 2004

FWIW, the Czech's invented what we call pilsner in 1842. The name comes from the Czech town Pilzner where bottom fermentation was born.

posted by Mike McD at 12:57 PM on June 28, 2004

MMMMMM.....bottom fermentation.

posted by garfield at 02:01 PM on June 28, 2004

Beer? Urkel? ...see #6...

posted by lilnemo at 07:25 PM on June 28, 2004

Plzen (Pilsen)

posted by Dick Paris at 02:04 AM on June 29, 2004

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