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    The One Beer You Must Drink in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

    The One Beer You Must Drink in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

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    In many people's minds, The Czech Republic is simply Prague and some other places that they pretty much have no interest in seeing. Those people should promptly have a pot of lukewarm dumpling water poured over their head. 

    There is so much more to the Czech Republic than Prague. How do I know? Well, I've been to precisely one such place, and it's called Cesky Krumlov. 

    And what did I find out about Cesky Krumlov when I was there? Hmm, well I suppose I could wax poetic about how Cesky Krumlov is "a sleepy town whose medieval center is nestled within the bosom of the serpentine Vlatva River" or maybe spin the standard yawn-inducing yarn about how Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with something called "Baroque" inside of it and a handful of enchanting riverside cafes on its fringes.

    And that would be fine, I suppose, but when I look back on my four nights in Cesky Krumlov, the highlight for me was drinking a delicious nectar called "yeasty beer.” Lots and lots of yeasty beer — so much that I still dream about it to this day. 

    So, I'm just going to go ahead and talk about that. 

    What's the story with this yeasty beer you ask? Well, the yeasty lager is unfiltered, so it still has brewer's yeast in it, and it is brewed by the Eggenberg Brewery, located right in the middle of Cesky Krumlov. Eggenberg dates back to the 1600s and is a point of pride for the entire town. Eggenberg's beer varieties are found in taps and at bottle shops all over Cesky Krumlov and the greater Czech Republic. They make a line of light and dark lagers, but once their unfiltered yeasty lager was suggested to me by an intrepid bartender, I never strayed from ordering it the rest of my time in Cesky Krumlov.  

    Quite simply, this yeasty lager blew my mind. Its hazy caramel color, its creamy, chalky, sandy brown and foamy head. It was hops heaven in a glass. Eggenberg even claims on their website that due to the fact the beer is unfiltered, there’s a myriad of vitamins and other "substances beneficial to the human organism.” 

    You can't go wrong with something that's beneficial to the human organism, now can you? 

    So, where's the best place in Cesky Krumlov to drink the yeasty brew? Well, Eggenberg yeasty lager can be found all over town, on draft exclusively, but sipping it at the Eggenberg brewery itself is hands down the the best place to drink it. 

    The Eggenberg Brewery offers the standard kitschy combination of a well-organized tour and beerhall serving traditional Czech food and their beer to the masses. But I've got a little insider tip for you: inside the brewery building  is not the best place to drink beer at the brewery, so feel free to skip it, unless you really, really love looking at big silver tanks. 

    Instead, just outside the brewery, across the main driveway for the entrance, you will find a little wooden shack laden with locals sipping fresh brewed suds riverside. Resembling the concession stand at your local youth sporting field, this shack has a few of the brewery's beers on tap, including the yeasty lager when it's fresh brewed. The shack serves them up with a slice of, dare I say, 'authentic', local life you just won't get inside the bustling brewery building and for a few Czech Korunas cheaper, too.


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Worldwide Scott Born in the U.S.A like Springsteen but trying to see the world like Pitbull, Worldwide Scott is the voice behind the hard-hitting travel site of the same name. Employing a groundbreaking strategy of visiting destinations, coming home, and then writing things about them on the internet, Worldwide Scott only tackles the tough questions that other writers wouldn't dare touch: Is travelling fun? Are there pretty places in the world? Do people in other countries wear clothes? Does Europe really exist? And if so, what's the beer like there? Stick around, he's going places.
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