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Břevnovský klášterní pivovar sv. Vojtěcha (‘St. Adalbert Břevnov Monastic Brewery’)

The history of the Břevnov brewery is inextricably linked with the history of the monastery, which was founded as early as 993 and is considered to be the oldest brewery in the Czech Republic. The restaurant “Klášterní šenk” (‘Monastery tap-room’) is located in the grounds of the monastery, where you may taste most of the beers produced.

Břevnovský klášterní pivovar sv. Vojtěcha (‘St. Adalbert Břevnov Monastic Brewery’), Markétská 1, Praha 6 - Břevnov, 169 01
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Opening hours

January – December

10.00 – 17.00
10.00 – 18.00
10.00 – 18.00
10.00 – 18.00
10.00 – 17.00

The St. Vojtěch Monastic Brewery, which was reopened in 2013 and is located in the former Baroque stables, builds on the age old tradition of Břevnov beer. The brewery equipment is largely Czech made, and the establishment has a capacity of 3,000 hl of beer per year. In addition to the classic pale lager, the brewery produces a range of special beers using various types of malts and hops. Monastic beers are sold under the brand name Břevnov Benedict.

Beers on offer: Břevnov Benedikt - light lager, dark lager, wheat, monastic IPA, Břevnovské Abbey, Imperial Pilsner, Russian Imperial Stout

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Object history

During the Hussite wars, the entire monastery, including its farm buildings, was almost destroyed. It was rebuilt only towards the end of the 17th century. Most notably, Kryštof and Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer (architects) were involved in its reconstruction. According to the monastery chronicles, the construction of the new brewery took place in 1720. The monastery did not operate the brewery itself, but let it out to various tenant farmers. The original brewery building was demolished when the motorway by-pass to Karlovy Vary was expanded.

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