SINCE 1895 BUDĚJOVICKÝ BUDVAR HAS BREWED THE FINEST CZECH LAGER IN THE WORLD, MADE USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND AGED TO PERFECTION IN OUR CELLARS IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE, SOUTH BOHEMIA. OUR BREWERY IS STILL OWNED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC. GREETINGS FROM THE REPUBLIC OF BEER.
Only four ingredients go into Budějovický Budvar: whole-cone Saaz hops, Moravian malt, our heritage lager yeast and pure soft water, drawn from an Ice Age aquifer 300m underneath our brewery. And it’s been this way since 1895.Find Out More
It’s said that time moves a little slower in South Bohemia. And when it comes to brewing the perfect Czech lager, that’s a good thing. Lagering, or ‘cellaring’, is the traditional way of brewing lager beer. And while many breweries are moving away from it, we never will because we know that slowly maturing the beer adds its magic, creating bolder, deeper flavours.
In 1895, in an act of defiance, our forefathers founded their own brewery in České Budějovice, creating an independent brewery for the Czech people, owned by Czech people. Today we are still the brewery of the Czech Republic with 10 million owners and quality controllers, brewing beer in exactly the same way we always have.
By bringing together these two world-famous Czech arts, brewing and glassmaking, Budvar has created that rare thing: a beer glass with a purpose, a beauty and a design that not only tells a story but honours tradition and elevates the experience of drinking the beer within it.
Only the right pour can amplify the subtle and elegant qualities of properly brewed Czech lager. At Budvar, the ritual of the pour has evolved over our 125-year history to perfectly showcase our unique aromas and flavours. Taste like this takes time to create, but it’s worth the wait.