The highly anticipated Czech Beer Week will be kicking off on Monday 17th of June and it’s billed to be a cracker! The event will be the first of its kind to be held in the UK and will span until the 23rd, also celebrating Czech Beer Day on the 19th.
Czech Beer Week will be showcasing the biggest selection of Czech beers, brands and brewers, set up by leading craft and speciality beer importer Euroboozer in collaboration with Czech Trade and Czech Tourism. The week will see a selection of the capital’s leading venues, run Czech-themed events, tastings and promotions.
Here’s what’s on and where!
Matuška Tap Takeover
When: Monday, 17th June
Where: The Kings Arms, 11A Buckfast St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6EY.
Details: A tap takeover featuring the award-winning Pivovar Matuška beers.
Meet the brewers and try the widely-acclaimed selection of unfiltered and unpasteurised beers with no beer on the night scoring below 95 on RateBeer including lagers, dark lagers, wheat beers, golden ales, IPAs and the trademark Raptor IPA.
Visitors can also enjoy Apollo Galaxy on keg coming in at 99 on Ratebeer.
Bohemian Beer Bonanza
When: Tuesday, 18th June
Where: Red Hand, 36-38 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 7XJ.
Details: The largest array of Czech beers ever to launch in the UK will be on show to consumers for the first time.
Some of the country’s best brewers will be in attendance to talk about their beers and brewing including the teams from Kutna Hora and Kanec.
Czech Beer Day
When: Wednesday 19th June
Where: Czech Embassy, London.
Details: The official celebration of Czech Beer around the world.
This invite-only event is the largest Real Bohemian Lager festival with 12 breweries attending and over 250 visitors.
Expect an educative but also entertaining afternoon with beer, Czech food, music and a special prize draw.
Introduced by the Czech Ambassador, guests will be able to try a wide range of real Bohemian lagers and craft beers from the length and breadth of the Czech Republic.
Bohemian Brewery Tour
When: Thursday 20th June
Where: Taking place at four different Draft House sites.
Details: Experience and immerse yourself in a different Czech brewery at each Draft House location.
At each Draft House stop, customers will get to try two different beers from a different Czech brewery with brewmasters from Cvikov, Kutna and Bohemian Regent on hand to talk guests through their creations.
Tickets for the tour are available on Eventbrite priced at £20, which includes a beer in each of the Draft House sites (Chancery Lane – 6pm, Farringdon – 7pm, Old Street – 8.30pm, Birdcage – 10pm).
For more info or to purchase a ticket here.
As an added incentive, anyone purchasing a ticket for the tour will go into a draw to win a mixed case of 24 of the Czech beers being showcased during Czech Beer Week.
When: Friday 21st June
Where: Three Johns, 73 White Lion St, The Angel, London N1 9PF.
What: A party of Pilsner and Pizza running from 3pm-7pm.
4 authentic Czech Pilsners to try.
Guests will receive a free Czech Pilsner on purchase of one of the Three Johns famous pizzas.
So if you fancy experiencing some of the best Czech beer and some fantastic venues too, head down and check out these EPIC events!