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The Chodovar brewery in Chodová Planá

The Chodovar brewery in Chodová Planá

The existing Chodovar brewery facility was built above old spacious cellars dug in granite rock. The brewery symbol is a dog called Albi, for hundreds of years believed to be the good spirit of the brewery cellars.

THE FAMILY BREWERY IN CHODOVÁ PLANÁ

The existing Chodovar brewery facility was built above old spacious cellars dug in granite rock. The brewery symbol is a dog called Albi, for hundreds of years believed to be the good spirit of the brewery cellars. Albi’s image is also part of the sign of the local malters’ guild. The oldest written record of the brewery dates to 1573 when it was the property of the Šlik house. In 1861, the brewery was destroyed by a fire. The owner, Count of Berchem, had a new brewery built at the original site one year later. These premises have largely survived to these days. The brewery organises annual beer festivals with a rich programme and the national championship in oak beer barrel rolling. It is an event of long tradition (since 1930) where brewery teams demonstrate their skills with heavy barrels on a difficult track. The brewery produces seven types of beer: light beer Klasik, bitter Desítka, lagers Zlatá jedenáctka and President Premium, as well as three special beers: 13% light lager Speciál, stout Desítka and most recently yeast lager Skalní ležák. The brewery also markets natural carbonated mineral water from a spring 3 km away under the trade name of Il-sano in four varieties: natural, Speciál, Pomeranč (orange) and Citron (lemon flavoured).

Brewery museum and restaurant Ve Skále

The restaurant has the capacity of 260 and offers a wide range of traditional Czech dishes. The opening times for both the restaurant and museum are daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Brewery tours

Guided tours of the brewery premises are available daily at 2 p.m. The tour takes  about one hour. Groups of over 20 visitors need to book their times in advance. Contact: Chodovar spol. s r.o., Pivovarská 107, 348 13 Chodová Planá, : +420 374 794 181-2, fax +420 374 611 600, e-mail chodovar@chodovar.cz, www.chodovar.cz Reception of restaurant Ve Skále: : +420 374 798 122, e-mail veskale@chodovar.cz

Wellness Hotel U Sládka*** and beer spa

The hotel is located within the premises of the Chodovar brewery. Accommodation is offered in singe, double, three- and four-bed rooms. Direct-dial telephone, the Internet  connection, minibar, satellite TV. Guarded hotel car park, bike-hire facility and children’s playground available. The hotel guests may try the “beer spa” treatment in mineral water bath containing beer yeast and special face masks. A minigolf course and indoor swimming pool will soon be added to the hotel facilities. A well-kept network of marked tourist paths and cycling tracks leading to and from

Chodová Planá will take you to the scenic Tepelská vrchovina (the highlands around Teplá), the deep forests near the Dyleň hill and Slavkovský les (the forest expanses around Slavkov) rich in mineral springs. Easily accessible also are the spa towns of Mariánské Lázně and Konstantinovy Lázně, the monasteries at Teplá and Kladruby, or the romantic castle ruins of Gutštejn, Krasíkov and Volfštejn. Contact: : +420 374 617 100, fax: +420 374 617 000, e-mail usladka@chodovar.cz GPS – 49°53‘40.45“N, 12°43‘45.32“E

Last edited by: Beránek Filip (23.06.2010)

 


 

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