brewer: technologist - Jan Šuráň, brewer - Ladislav Veselý
Old Gott semidark lager
alc.: 5,2 %
available in kegs and in 0,33 l special bottles
In the course of the years 2000-2003 complete reconstruction was performed of the object of the former malt-house of the brewery “U Medvídků.” Participating in the ?nancing were the owners of the object, together with the operator, a part of the investment was accomplished with the support of EU funds. The project of the “House of Beer” follows up with the breweries and malt-houses tradition of more than 500 years of the object “U medvídků.” The intention was to present the original technology of manufacture of beer, in historical exhibits or in the functional model of the brewery of that time. The brewery shop will serve for the promotion of the majority of Czech breweries and will enable the visitors to select from the plentiful offer of beer specials and brewery souvenirs. A real architectonic jewel is the multi-functional hall in the Baroque roof truss of the building offering universal possibilities of utilization.
The “House of Beer” is connected architectonically and operationally with the restaurant “U Medvídků.” It enables to ensure the boarding in the form of menu for the visitors to the museum both in the restaurant and in the theatre hall (see the offer of services for organized tourism).
our aim was to bring the original manufacture of beer to the visitors as possible. Therefore, we manufactured the brewery, perhaps the smallestin the Czech Republic (the brewing house with the capacity of 250hl), because our intention was not to produce as much beer as possible, but to build such a brewery that reflects the history of beer brewing in Bohemia the most. In the brewery you can see technological parts of the brewery no more used at present, such as butt cooling, open fermentation vats, wooden lager barerrels an manual bottling to bottles with patent closure. We adepted the time of brewing to the seeings of the visitors, so that in the season they might watch the process of manufacture of specialsemidark lager 3x a week.
Mini-brewery “U Medvídků” is at present the smallest Czech restaurant brewery. Because we like challenges, we got the idea to try to brew, on the contrary, the strongest beer in the Czech Republic. And in that way X-BEER, semi-dark special was born.
X-BEER is produced by traditional technology, using special procedures at different phases of production of beer. Used for the production is the Plzeň malt and caramel malt in the maximum quantity that we are still able to mash. How we achieve the high extract of the original hopped wort, will remain our secret, however, we may disclose that the high strength is achieved from barley malt only. The main fermentation proceeds in open oak fermentation tanks for 14 days. End fermentation proceeds in oak barrels for 14 weeks and then, after adding a special yeast strain, secondary fermentation proceeds for another 14 weeks.
Under the conditions of “manual” production of beer of our brewery each brewing of produced X-BEER is an original that will differ by strength. The premiere brewing has the marking X-BEER 30 which means that we produced the so-called thirty with the content of alcohol of 11.8%. From the first brewing we bottled only 500 bottles, each of them will bear its original number. The second brewing in which the phase of end fermentation started, will probably have the name X-BEER 32. We will know the exact name only on filling into bottles after the performance of the laboratory analysis.
X-BEER is beer that has no equivalent in the Czech Republic. It is remarkable by the natural malt taste with a pleasant bitter after-effect. The high content of alcohol and sugar together with higher hopping, speed up markedly the absorption of alcohol to the blood. Therefore, we recommend cautious consumption It is suitable to serve X-BEER, according to our slogan presented on the label of X-BEER, to desserts or separately as digestive.