Royal Brewery of Krušovice

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Královský pivovar Krušovice a.s.
akciová společnost
IndustryAlcoholic beverage
Founded1581
Headquarters,
ProductsBeer
OwnerHeineken
Websitewww.krusovice.cz
A beer bottle of Krušovice beer

The Royal Brewery of Krušovice (cs: Královský pivovar Krušovice, shortform Krušovice) is a Czech brewery, established in 1581 by Jiří Birka in the village of Krušovice.[1] Jiří Birka sold the brewery to Emperor Rudolf II in 1583, allowing them to use the Imperial Crown of Austria as part of the company's logo. Arnošt Josef Valdštejn bought the brewery in 1685. After 1945, the Krušovice Brewery was the state-owned company. The brewery was fully privatised in 1993 and were launched beer exports to the USA and the UK. The company was acquired by Heineken in July 2007.[2]

Brands[edit]

  • Krušovice 10 – a pale 10.3° draught beer with 4.2% ABV (in Czech:Výčepní).
  • Krušovice Lager – a pale 12° lager with 4.8% ABV (in Czech:Ležák).
  • Krušovice 12 – a pale 12.3° lager with 5.0% ABV (in Czech:Ležák).
  • Krušovice Dark – a dark 9.7° beer with 4.8% ABV (in Czech:Tmavé).
  • Krušovice Mušketýr Filtr – a pale 10.9° draught beer with 4.5% ABV.
  • Krušovice Mušketýr Nefiltr – an unfiltered 11.8° lager with 4.9% ABV.
  • Krušovice Malvaz – a semi-dark 13° lager with 5.6% ABV (in Czech:Polotmavé).
  • Krušovice Pšeničné – an unfiltered 11.5° wheat beer with 4.3% ABV.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krušovice, Craft Brewers Guild". Craftbrewersguildma.com.
  2. ^ "Heineken Acquires Krušovice Brewery in Czech Republic". Food Industry News.

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