Budweiser Budvar B:CRYO – a unique beer from Budweiser Budvar

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12. 11. 2014 | České Budějovice

Budweiser Budvar Brewery is launching a ground-breaking newcomer on the Czech market bearing the name of Budweiser Budvar B:CRYO. It is a super special beer produced using a patent-protected procedure of a so-called cryoconcentration technology in the bottle: freezing the water in beer gives rise to a BEER SPIRIT, i.e. beer free of its body. It is produced from a special beer, which in a specially shaped bottle creates a heterogeneous porous structure of ice and microscopic passageways filled with very strong beer B:CRYO. Using special tapping equipment, B:CRYO is pushed out of the bottle and the guests themselves draw the beverage into glasses.

“By introducing this newcomer, we have constituted a brand new beer category. Our cryoconcentration technology in the bottle is unique worldwide and patent-protected. B:CRYO represents a comprehensive gastronomic system, which provides restaurants not only with extraordinarily interesting beer, but also with an original serving ritual and associated entertainment for the guests,” says Budweiser Budvar’s brewing master Adam Brož, Ph.D. The development of the new beer took nearly 2 years. “Naturally, the flavour properties of B:CRYO were of primary importance to us, nonetheless besides other things we also had to develop original tapping equipment and find optimal characteristics of the bottle,” adds Budweiser Budvar development team’s manager Petr Košin, Ph.D.

Budweiser Budvar B:CRYO is a particularly strong beer “produced” by the consumer directly on the table in the restaurant. The guest always orders a whole 1.5 litre bottle of beer, which will provide him/her with approximately 3 -3.5 decilitre of B:CRYO. After drawing, B:CRYO’s gravity is 40, its bitterness is 60 EBC and alcohol content 21% vol. Supplied in unfrozen form, this special beer will only be available in selected restaurants, which have trained staff and special tapping equipment.  

B: CRYO is intended for beer connoisseurs - both men and women. Consumed from 0.2 litre goblets, it tastes like beer, but warms you up like a spirit. B: CRYO should be savoured slowly, letting all your taste receptors in the mouth suffuse after a full sip. After having a sip, the full and intensively beer flavour of B: CRYO changes from sweetishness to intense bitterness, making the urge to keep drinking till the end.  B: CRYO is primarily drunk as a digestive - it goes well with traditional Czech cuisine dishes, such as roasted knee of pork, pork ribs, roast goose or steak tartare. Nevertheless, it can just as well be consumed with regular drawn beer at any time during the evening.

Further information on B:CRYO can be found at www.budvar.cz/b-cryo.


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