Some 6,000 pubs and restaurants across the Czech Republic take part in the seventh annual Czech Beer Days (Dny českého piva) from September 24 to September 30.
St. Wenceslas Day, the 28th of September, is a national holiday, celebrating Václav I’s legacy of helping unify Bohemia. But he is also considered the patron saint of beer.
Dozens of breweries and microbreweries are participating nationwide in the festival. Pubs, restaurants, and breweries will offer special menus and beers, and meetings with brewers and beer experts.
“We believe that Czech Beer Days will help encourage people to go out more often for their favorite beer. Czechs love Czech beer and Czech beer tradition. We know that favorite pubs, especially for smaller towns and villages, are the center of social and cultural life,” František Šámal, chairman of the ČSPS, said in a press release.
The Union of Breweries and Malt Houses established the Days of Czech Beer festival (Dny českého piva) in his honour seven years ago.
Budějovický Budvar this year is featuring the unfiltered ‘Budvar 33’, so named for its degree of bitterness, thanks to extra Czech hops Agnus.