Monsignor Vlastimil Kročil, Bishop of České Budějovice, blessed a special batch of beer in Budweiser Budvar Brewery today
This afternoon, the Bishop of České Budějovice Monsignor Vlastimil Kročil, gave a benediction to a special batch of beer, making it already a second batch in the modern history of the brewery having received such a blessing. This year's “Blessed Beer” had been primarily brewed for charity purposes. During the Advent Market on České Budějovice Square, “Blessed Beer” will be drawn by volunteers. The proceeds from the sale are intended for the Diocesan Charity of České Budějovice. Part of the “Blessed Beer” in hand-packed bottles should once again travel to the Vatican as a gift to the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Budweiser Budvar has brewed a seasonal beer specialty from fresh hops for the seventh year
For the seventh year, a beer specialty made from fresh hop cones was brewed in Budweiser Budvar’s brewing house yesterday. 400 kg of green hops were needed for each of the two 400-hectolitre batches. The beer with a gravity of 16° will mature for up to 180 days and then it will be drawn in selected restaurants in the Czech Republic as well as several other countries.
Budweiser Budvar Brewery’s 2017 audited results
Budweiser Budvar, N.C. has published its 2017 audited results today. Although the brewery has been on the upper limit of its production and logistics capacities for the third year and some intensive construction works have been under way within the brewery premises, the 2017 plan has been achieved. The volume of the beer sold last year reached 1.547 million hectolitres. The sales structure has changed in favour of Budweiser Budvar's Premium Lager, whose sales grew by 2% year-on-year, being the highest in the corporation’s history. So was the export, which showed a 1.5% year-on-year increase. Budweiser Budvar thus confirmed its position of the second largest Czech beer exporter with a 21.5% share.
Last year Budweiser Budvar exported the most beer in its history
Budweiser Budvar’s last year's export was the highest in the history of the brewery, as 990,508 hectolitres of beer were exported to 76 countries, which represents a 1.5% year on year increase. The brewery thus confirmed the position of the second largest Czech exporter with a share of 21.5%. Most of the volume went to the European Union countries, with the largest export market being Germany, where the most beer in history was sold. The export results were negatively affected by the Czech koruna strengthening. The lack of production capacities constituted another problem, as the brewery could not satisfy its customer orders in full.