Gambrinus (beer)

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Gambrinus beer
Gambrinus beer
ManufacturerPilsner Urquell Brewery
DistributorAsahi Breweries
Country of origin Czech Republic
pub Gambrinus sign

Gambrinus (pronounced [ˈgambrɪnus]) is a beer brewed in the Czech Republic at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. It is one of the most popular beers in the Czech Republic. The beer is named after Gambrinus, a legendary European king known for his mythical brewing abilities. The company was founded in 1869.


"Climbing can" in Brno
Historical Gambrinus labels

Gambrinus brews these different types of beer, which are supplied by Plzeňský Prazdroj:

  • Gambrinus Original 10 – the most popular Gambrinus beer in the Czech Republic, 4,3% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Plná 12 – a 12° pale lager, 5% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Unpasteurized 10/12 – an unpasteurized pale lager, 4.2/5.2% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Unfiltered Lager – an unfiltered, unpasteurized yeast pale lager, 4.8% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Polotmavá 12 – an amber 12° lager, 5.2% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Dry – a special brew with lowered amounts of sugar, 4.0% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Flavoured – a canned pale beer, flavored with Lime/Elderberry/Lemon/Grapefruit.

Other beers marketed under the Gambrinus name[edit]

This brand is used by many other breweries in Germany and Denmark and has been used in the United States. In Mendig (Rhineland-Palatinate) the Gambrinusfest beer festival is held every two years.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Heineken Romania". Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
  2. ^ "Hoosier Beer History: 1977 Snapshot" "Hoosier Beer Story". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-07.

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