Tweet 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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