Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It seems that the first brewery existed in the 12th century here in Brno! Then two other cities Plzeň (Pilsen, famous for Pilsner beer) and České Budějovice (Budweis, famous for Budweiser. American Budweiser name was originated from this Budweiser) had their breweries in the 13th century.
below 8° Balling: lehké - a "light" beer
between 8° and 10° Balling: výčepní - "tap" beer (can be bottled)
between 11° and 12.99° Balling - ležák - "lager" beer
above 13° Balling - speciál - "special" beer
The most popular beer locally in Brno is called Starobrno, and typically it is 11°, which means lager. I also tried a "light" beer once. Maybe I have tried the "tap" beer at the bar, too (assuming everything on tap is between 8° and 10° Balling). Yet, I have not seen the "special" beer, which sounds very "special." I would love to try that some time.