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Budweiser Brewery (Budejovicky Budvar)
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Owner description: The Czech brew was originally manufactured at this site, which is open to the public for tastings and tours.
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

OK so here is the bottom line. I do not care for Anheuser-Busch Budweiser beer - not much taste. So, I was very intrigued to visit the true original Budweiser brewery named after the German version of the city name Czeske Budejovice. The town is 2 hours by car from Prague. Your hotel can assist in arranging a driver for you. The brewery tour takes an hour. It is very informative about the brewing and bottling process and gives you a nice behind the scenes look at what goes on. It was very fun to have a taste of the lager from an aging tank - unfiltered and unpasteurized. There is a nice little gift shop in the main entrance area. The only thing missing was a tasting room for sampling the portfolio of beers produced. Before you go, do a little research of the legal battle over the "Budweiser" brand. Once having visited the brewery, I made it a point to order a couple different "Budvar" beers at lunch and dinner. I like the Czech version. It has a taste and personality that I just don't find in the Anheuser-Busch version. To make a full day out of a visit to Czeske Budejovic, include a visit to Cesky Krumlov about 30 min away and walk around this Unesco World Heritage site.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Cesky Krumlov and we were not disappointed. The tour is about an hour and you see how the beer is made from start to finish. Great samples at the end of the tour.

1  Thank lkkack
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We missed the public tour, but who cares, when there's in the pub the freshest Budweiser / Budvar you can imagine. Straight from the brewery's cauldrons without pasteurization, the best Budvar we have ever tasted!

2  Thank Earsh
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We had a nice private tour (about an hour) of the brewery where they produce the real and original Budweiser beer (not that horrible stuff they sell in USA). Beer at it's best, and I found out, that they not only produce the world famous lager beer, but also some very nice (and even better) krausened lager, as well as the Pardál variety.
At 100 crowns I definitely recommend a visit to this brewery.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Really, a brewery tour is a brewery tour, but this one is interesting enough and it's only 100 crowns. Show up just before 14:00 for the general tour. Tours were offered in Czech, English, and German. Our tour guide was great and her English was good enough. I was interested to see how used bottles were cleaned and reused and also to taste the unfiltered, unpasteurized samples were were offered at the end. You aren't really hurried along so the pace is leisurely, but be advised that, at least in summer, you will experience drastic temperature fluctuations, although the coolness of the cellars was welcome on a day when the temperature must have been around 90.

A note on getting here if you don't have a car. You can take a taxi from the main square for about 150 crowns. You can also walk at a leisurely pace in about 20-25 minutes, but it's not an even mildly scenic walk. It looked as if you could take a bus if you can figure out the Ceske Budejovice public transportation system.

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