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Heard in Pilsen

On Thursday 11, Nov. at around 6.30PM.
"Ja už Gambáč nepiju. Je hnusnej"
(I don't drink Gambrinus anymore. It's awful.)
This wasn't said by any local beer geek we met at Klub Malých Pivovarů (what a great place!). I was said by the taxi driver that was taking us from the hotel to the centre of town during the almost inevitable conversation that follows the question of what my favourite beer is. It should me mentioned that this man's favourite pivo is still Pilsner Urquell.
That's right, even a Pilsner taxi driver in the city of Pilsen will tell you Gambrinus is crap. No wonder the folks at Prazdroj are a bit nervous these days.

Na Zdraví!

PS: I'd like to take the opportunity to thank the receptionists of Parkhotel Plzeň for posting me the battery charger I had forgotten in my room. I love you, girls!


  1. Guess he's right, had the chance to try tankove Gambrinus in Prague 7 and didn't think it was anything special.

    It's a summer beer, the equivalent of rosé wine ;-)

  2. is "summer beer" the ultimate insult for a beer?

  3. Velky Al: maybe it's not an insult for stuff that is designed to be that way like Corona ;-) More for something that is so unintentionally.


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