Excursion to the Czech beer factory
• Trip to the Czech beer factory
History of Beer Birthday Budweiser Budvar begins with 1265, when the city was founded Budvayz and now Ceske Budejovice, which is located in the heart of South Bohemia, and is also the center of the Czech brewery. According to legend, it was founded by King Premysl Otakar II of, and was listed among the benefits the right to brew and sell beer only in the city and county where they lived and paid taxes brewers. In 1850 this law was repealed.
The history of this brewery Budweiser Budvar continues in 1895, when it was founded as a Czech joint-stock brewery to continue the tradition of brewing beer Budweiser, at that time already received wide acclaim. By the end of 1896 the brewery brewed about 51,100 hectoliters of beer, and soon began selling beer throughout the Czech Republic and exported to many European countries. Now Budvar plant - one of the largest in the Czech Republic!
Nachem our tour. In the morning we were met by a guide sociable, well speaking in Russian. Quite rightly greet us! Sip a cold tasty beer was needed.
There is a shop with different beers on the first floor of the brewery.
Pozor! We go on the production site.
A sign at the entrance shows the entire brewing process. On view is nothing complicated, just a few steps.
The passage booked. All clear!
Brewhouse with copper vats. They can even look!
Here, this liquid is called wort. Malt was mixed with water and running the cooking process.
This filter vat. The wort is filtered directly through the pellet, which settles on the bottom of the mesh.
The plant Budweiser dvuhotvarochny method. Mash tun.
The filtered wort is sent to the boil with hops.
In the wort abandoned hops, and now it is boiled with hops to beer from Budweiser originated characteristic aroma and bitterness.
Hops used compressed. Cones fragrant and oily.
New vertical cylinder-conical tanks. They live yeast!
In these huge vessels occurs fermentation stage.
Moving in cold rooms with a terrible name - in the camp cellars.
If the vertical tanks, beer ferment, in these horizontal it ripens.
The great thing about that from the tanks can immediately pour the beer and try. If you have, of course, is with a circle.
From the moment of mash before bottling takes place 102 days.
The final workshop of beer filling and sorting bottles.
Beer Pardal invented and created a literal whole Czech Republic! But more about that next time.