Gambrinus (beer)

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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 king of Flanders known for his mythical brewing abilities. The company was founded in 1869 in Romania under the name Gambrinus, a dutch name. It was brewed in Bucharest in Grivita Factory. The czechs bought the name and now they produce the beer under the same brand.[citation needed]


"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" "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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