Budějovický Budvar Brewery, Ceske Budejovice
(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Budweiser Budvar Brewery is a brewery in the city of České Budějovice, Czech Republic, that is best known for brewing a beer known as Budweiser Budvar. In the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Brazil and Peru, the beer is marketed as Czechvar.Budweiser Budvar is one of the highest selling beers in the Czech Republic and exports into more than 60 countries across all continents. On the German market, it is the second best selling brand among imported lagers, first among imported beers in the Austrian market and in Great Britain the best selling Czech lager.HistoryThe history of brewing in České Budějovice, dates back to the 13th century Kingdom of Bohemia, when the city received the brewing rights. The original Budweiser Bier or Budweiser Bürgerbräu (Czech:Budějovický měšťanský pivovar), was founded here in 1785. The company began exporting to the United States in 1871. In the U.S., Anheuser-Busch started using the Budweiser brand in 1876 and registered it two years later.A second company (now named Budvar) was established in 1895 in same town by mainly Czech brewers, which also started exporting beer under the name Budweiser (being the German way of referring to something from the city such as a beer, while "Budějovický" means the same in Czech). These exports into the US market led to the Budweiser trademark dispute. Negotiations between the three companies, the two from the original town and the American Anheuser-Busch, about using "Budweiser" reached an agreement in March 1938 that allowed Anheuser-Busch to use the brand "Budweiser" only in North America.
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  • 大推!! 我是學生,只花了60czk的門票就參觀酒廠的展覽以及參加了專人導覽的解說行程。期中展覽的部分有點普通,不太吸引我繼續看下去,但精彩的在導覽解說。 有一個在這裡工作的老奶奶為我們解說酒廠的歷史、他們推出的各種啤酒、啤酒的釀造過程、工廠每個地方的設備與功能、也在地下儲藏槽喝了一杯他們的original 啤酒,最精彩的是參觀整個瓶裝啤酒的生產線,從清洗回收的玻璃瓶到填入新啤酒、包裝都呈現在眼前...  more »
  • The guide is absolutely recommended. You get a great look behind the scenes and can make yourself a picture of the dimensions. In the basement you can also taste the fresh beer. Our guide answered all questions to us and was very friendly! When you're in České Budějovice to visit also the brewery.
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  • Tours are guided and on a strict schedule by (language specific). Without prior knowledge of this we popped in asked for a tour and paid (don't remember, a few dollars US). And took a self guided tour...  more »
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  • Tought we get to taste more kind of beers, not just one little. Also I wanted a bigger shop at the end with cheap factory prices.
  • Awsome presentation and great restaurant this is not to mention the fantastic beer! Although the staff need some serious lessons in customer service (with a smile). Absolutely worth the visit!!!
  • Very descriptive tour showing the whole process, includes tasting fresh beer in the basement.
  • Great tour for a great price! It was really cool to get to go through the brewery, and they did a great job of explaining the whole process. Our tour was done in German and English and the guy did a terrific job.
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