20 Apr 2012

A couple of things I've heard

Zlý Časy is getting bigger and will have 12 x 2 more taps. Hanz told me the other day that he was finishing the details to take over the dive upstairs (you know, the one with Staropramen, where some people ended up thinking they were going to the cult pub). The entrance will change, the space will be enlarged by knocking down a wall or two and a set of 12 taps will be installed. The other 12 taps will go to what is today the patio, which will be refurbished so it can also be used in winter. The new 24 taps will work like Pivovarsky Klub's, both sets will have the same 12 beers.

This means that work in the upcoming Pivovar Trilobit in Kobylisy (Hanz's other project) have been put on hold at least until the works in Nusle are finished.

Hanz was telling me all this, in great detail and with a lot of enthusiasm, while I was sipping the new Jubiler Mild Stout, from Pivovar Výškov. This beer, with its taxonomically confused name, reminded me of a couple of English Stouts I've had. It's far from my favourite Czech brewed specimen of this style, but I can picture myself drinking five or six pints of it without breaking too much of a sweat (come to think of it, I can drink five or six pints of any regular Stout without breaking too much of a sweat, but I guess you know what I mean).

Anyway, Mild Stout isn't the only news from Vyškov. It seems that Jubiler 1680 (one of my favourite strong lagers) will be discontinued, sadly. However, the Jubiler brand will live on as the name of the line of special brews that got started with IPA late last year, which already has two more beers in the pipeline, a Weizen and an Altbier.

Looking forward to them.

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12 comments:

  1. Good News. Zly Casy just gets Better, and Better. Any Praise is Richly Deserved.

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  2. One other thing you didn't mention, but I thought you would: I read on pivni.info that U Slovanske Lipy will be changing at the end of the month. I don't if it'll be the same folk running it, but apparently it's to stop serving only Kout and become a 'rotating taps' kind of place, with Kout only an occasional visitor, which would be a massive shame...

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    1. I've got more details about it, but I'm holding them for now until everything is official...

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  3. Oh god, I thought that 24 taps were just enough, if not too many, how can one handle 24 more taps?? How is going to be the roation in the original bar? 24 beers different from the 12x2 upstairs? It sounds a bit over the top. The guy certainly knows his beer but I hope he really thought this well over...

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    1. The number of seats will basically double, while only 12 new beers will be added, so I guess it will work out. On the other hand, I do believe that 12 taps could be a few too many (but I believed the same about 24...)

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    2. Exactly. No blame on Zlý Časy, that makes a very good job, but for me an ideal number of rotating taps is 6-8 maximum, like at Merenda or PK, or even less, like Pivní Klub 300 that has only two taps but changes them every single day. Curious to see what will happen here though.

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    3. I just hope the extra room+patio at Zly doesn't ruin the atmosphere there - I always liked the intimacy of just the small room downstairs...

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    4. The downstairs will not change, and as usual, that's where all the cool people will be :)

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  4. Vyškov's Weizen and Altbier are pretty secret information, they won't like you for telling this loud I think :D

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    1. Oops! Forget I've said it, then...:)

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  5. Vyskov will continue to brew Jubiler 1680...
    Honza, CzBeer.Cz

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