Press release archive
The “Open Day in Budvar” commemorating the 120th anniversary of the brewery’s founding takes place on Saturday, with the “Anniversary Special” being on tap
10.9.2015 České Budějovice
In October, 120 years will have passed since the first batch of beer was brewed in Budweiser Budvar, N.C. Such an important anniversary is being commemorated by several limited editions and other events …
28.8.2015 České Budějovice
On Wednesday, two batches of seasonal beer were brewed in the Budweiser Budvar Brewery’s brewing house using fresh cones of Saaz “Žatecký poloraný červeňák” hops harvested only several hours before on the “Splav” hop field in the cadastre of the hop-growing municipality of Blšany. The seasonal beer from fresh hops has been regularly brewed in the Budweiser Budvar during the hop harvest period since 2012. Having an extraordinary long maturing period, 16°beer BUD B:STRONG from fresh hops can be savoured in selected restaurants in the Czech Republic as well as in several other countries in the second half of March 2016.
25.8.2015 České Budějovice
This year, Budweiser Budvar, N.C. is commemorating the 120th anniversary of its founding. The first batch of the original beer - a mere 200 hectolitres - was brewed by the brewing master Antonín Holeček on 7th October 1895. On the occasion of the celebrations of such an important anniversary several limited editions have occurred on the market already. Furthermore, the brewery prepared some cultural events for the public as well, one of them being theatrical evening tours in historical costumes that use acting to take the visitors realistically to the times of the brewery’s founding and other key points in its history.
11.8.2015 České Budějovice
Budweiser Budvar has just completed a full reconstruction of its bottling room building in Prague St. in České Budějovice. The bottling room building of 1972 was originally designed for the capacity of 40,000 bottles per hour. After extensive investment into the manufacturing facilities and technical background of the bottling room in the recent years, the current capacity of the bottling lines now accomplishes about 80,000 bottles per hour. However, the building itself has ceased to meet today's needs of the brewery for many reasons.
CZECHVAR - dark lager from Budweiser Budvar, has been awarded a bronze medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship
9.7.2015 České Budějovice
Dark lager from the Budweiser Budvar brewery, which has been exported to the USA and several other countries under the brand of CZECHVAR, did well in the “2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship”, being awarded a bronze medal. The 7th Championship saw over 4,000 beer and cider samples in 85 beer styles assessed, having been registered for the competition from 12 countries including Belgium, Germany and Britain. The panel consisted of experts from the USA, Canada and England.
2.7.2015 České Budějovice
South Bohemian rock music fans in particular will be pleased by this year’s new music show called “Pardál Fest 2015”. Bearing the slogan “GENUINE BEER, SOOTHFAST MUSIC”, the 1st Pardál Fest takes place in the Budweiser Budvar brewery’s premises on Saturday 18th July. The rock group WICKED DESIGN from České Budějovice is going to commence the programme with long guitar solos full of 1980s sound at 12.30, followed by eight further bands. The video invitations, profiles of performing bands and a complete programme can be found here.
The “Masné krámy FEST” is going to supply České Budějovice town centre with live music, competitions, grilled specialties and the “Regulars Beer”
19.6.2015 České Budějovice
The Masné krámy restaurant in České Budějovice is preparing the first year of an event called “Masné krámy FEST”. Consequently, parts of Krajinská and Hroznová Streets near the restaurant are going to be closed from Friday 26th June until Sunday 28th June. The two streets will provide about 300 seating places, a large beer tent, an outdoor bar and a stage for live music. As far as the food is concerned, grilled meat and sausages will be prepared, along with roasted ox from Saturday noon as well.
30.4.2015 České Budějovice
This year, 120 years will have passed since the first batch ever brewed in Budweiser Budvar Brewery, N.C. The important anniversary is going to be commemorated by limited editions of beer, souvenirs and cultural events throughout the whole year. The celebrations will culminate with the traditional Open Day in Budvar with an extraordinarily abundant musical programme on 12th September 2015.
Tomorrow, 120 years will have passed since the founding general meeting of shareholders of the “Czech Joint Stock Brewery in České Budějovice”
14.4.2015 České Budějovice
Tomorrow - on the 15th April 2015 - exactly 120 years will have passed since the founding general meeting of shareholders of the “Czech Joint Stock Brewery in České Budějovice”, which is the direct predecessor of today's Budweiser Budvar Brewery. The first general meeting approved the existing activities and procedures of the founding committee and elected the first ever board of directors, thus officially founding the brewery which gave the world one of the most famous Czech brands. Budweiser Budvar Premium Lager is exported to 70 countries, participating in Czech beer export by more than one fifth. During its existence, Budweiser Budvar has brewed almost 50 million hectolitres of beer.
2.4.2015 České Budějovice
On Friday 29th August 2014, a third limited edition of special beer BUD B:STRONG was brewed in the Budweiser Budvar Brewery’s brewing house using fresh cones of Saaz “Žatecký poloraný červeňák” hops. They were harvested only several hours before on the “Splav” hop field in the cadastre of the hop-growing municipality of Blšany. Having an extraordinary long maturing period - 200 days, this exceptional beer will be drawn during the forthcoming weekend in selected restaurants in the Czech Republic, as well as in Italy, Germany, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.