There are beers and breweries that are known all over the world. Guinness is one of these stars among the beer makers, as is the Bamberg brewery Schlenkerla with its beer that tastes of smoked ham, or the Californian brewing legends of Sierra Nevada. One. The Czech brewery Budějovický Budvar has also acquired a similarly legendary reputation with its Budweiser. The world-famous lager is drunk on all continents and is probably the best-known beer in the Czech Republic.
The brewery was founded more than a century ago in 1895. It has always been important for Budějovický Budvar to honor and maintain their Czech roots. A wave of international success forced the brewers to grapple with protecting their brand. After much deliberation, it was decided that only the beer brewed in České Budějovice should bear the name "Original Budweiser Budvar". In this way, the brewery ensures that friends and fans always have exactly the great beer in their glass that they were promised. After the brewery underwent extensive modernization, it broke the million mark in 1996: Budějovický Budvar brewed one million hectoliters of beer a year, and the trend is rising. In 2013, the brewing system was supplemented with a canning system, which has contributed significantly to the increase in annual output ever since. The streak of success has not stopped since the beginning of the brewery and from time to time calls for extensions and enlargements. The new storage cellar with two state-of-the-art stainless steel tanks was only inaugurated in 2018.
All the activities of the Budějovický Budvar brewery are based on four pillars. We have already mentioned the importance of the brewing location: Only the beer from Budweis is allowed to bear this name. Water is the basis of every beer. The good Budweiser is made with crystal clear water from the brewery's own well. It comes from an underground body of water that dates back to the Ice Age and produces particularly clear, pure water. In addition to the brewing water, the other raw materials also play a role, of course: the brewery obtains its ingredients from Czech farmers as far as possible. The regionality in the selection of raw materials not only reduces the ecological footprint, it also supports the local economy and the people of the region. The last step in the production process is particularly important. After all the ingredients have been added to the beer and the brewing process is complete, maturation follows. At Budějovický Budvar there is no hurry: the beer is allowed to mature in the storage tanks to its full splendor in peace and quiet before it is finally bottled.
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