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Czech Republic - Žatec

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Žižkovo námĕstí 81, 438 01, Žatec, Czech Republic

There is no escaping it in Czech beer production—every brewery uses the town’s succulent hops, and, as far back as 1585, Žatec beer was praised for “its essence, strengths, and virtues.”

Brewing secret

Significant recent investment has upgraded its yeast plant, restored open fermenters, and introduced state-of-the-art kegging.

Žatec Blue Label

beer style: Premium Lager
alcohol content: 4.6% ABV

Hints of grassy hop and sweet malt, then banana with biscuit malt on the palate.

Žatec Export

beer style: Pilsner
alcohol content: 4.6% ABV

Bready aroma with herbal notes, some sweet malt, delicate spicy hop, and appropriate apple sourness.

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