Has anyone heard anymore about these, for instance, when and where they will be available? http://www.prazdroj.cz/en/for-media/news/287 Plzensky Prazdroj introduces two new beers Pilsen, Vladimir Jurina - 11. 04. 2007 - Press release Special beers Master semi-dark and Master dark will expand Plzensky Prazdroj portfolio Plzensky Prazdroj introduced two new special beers today. One is the 13° special lager Master semi-dark and the other is the 18° special, full-flavoured beer Master dark. These variety beers will diversify the market and offer a new experience to lovers of cultural beer consumption, who enjoy tasting and getting to know untraditional flavours. Plzensky Prazdroj also expects to export the new beers abroad. “For many decades, the Czech Republic has been dominated by “pilsner” pales, divided into 10° and 12° types. However, special beers also play an important role, contributing to the greater diversity of the beer market. In surveys that we conducted among beer consumers when deciding to expand the variability of our portfolio, the greatest preference was declared for two different alternatives. One is 13° semi-dark lager, and the other is dark, strong, full-flavoured 18° beer,” says Derek Jones, Marketing Director for Plzensky Prazdroj, with respect to the decision to brew two various variety beers. Hence, from 2004 Pilsen´s brewers, sales and marketing specialists have been working on new products, whose quality and overall form will complement the Plzensky Prazdroj brand portfolio. “We have tested existing foreign beers and recipes for former Plzensky Prazdroj products. Inspiration for the resulting product came from research into historical beer-brewing literature, in particular the text of the book Old Memoirs of Czech Brewing or Of Beer and Its Production, Nature, Strength and Features by Tadeas Hajek of Hajek, dating back to 1585. Parts of this book very effectively describe a dark beer with a strong, luscious, bitter flavour that blends with a caramel sweetness, and differs from other beers. These notes on the striking bitterness of dark beer - we all know that Czech dark beers are known rather for their sweet taste - were a great inspiration for our brewers to distinguish both brands from the competition,” adds Vaclav Berka, the senior trade brewer at Plzensky Prazdroj with regards to the inspiration for the recipe. http://www.prazdroj.cz/userdata/news/master_akce3.jpg Vaclav Berka, the senior trade brewer at Plzensky Prazdroj Master semi-dark and Master dark brand names The name of the Master brand contains a mysterious moment in history and the master craft of Pilsen´s brewers. While developing the new product, the high probability of exports of the new beer abroad appeared, with the support of the parent company SABMiller. Therefore, the name of Master was finally adopted for both varieties, semi-dark and dark, because it is easy to pronounce in most languages. Both types of Master beer will be distributed in the CR exclusively in 15 litre kegs. They will be served in elegant stemmed glasses with a volume of 0.4 l
There was something about it in the prague Post bohous
Can't wait to try them myself !
Have a look here - www.pivomaster.cz There's a list of where to find it in various cities; U Vejvodů JILSKÁ 4 Praha 1 Malostranská pivnice Cihelná 3 Praha 1 Staroměstská restuarace Staroměstské náměstí 19 Praha 1 Rustika Václavské náměstí 36 Praha 1 Atmosphera SMET..NÁBŘ.14 Praha 1 Evergreen Křižíkova 16 Praha 8 Dejvická sokolovna Dejvická 181/2 Praha 6 Restaurace U kašpárka Dubečská 4 Praha 10 pivnice U sadu Pospíšilova 2 Praha 3, Žižkov hospůdka Karolína Hostivařská 22 Praha 10, Hostivař
Quote: Jon SmithHave a look here - www.pivomaster.cz There's a list of where to find it in various cities; U Vejvodů JILSKÁ 4 Praha 1 Malostranská pivnice Cihelná 3 Praha 1 Staroměstská restuarace Staroměstské náměstí 19 Praha 1 Rustika Václavské náměstí 36 Praha 1 Atmosphera SMET..NÁBŘ.14 Praha 1 Evergreen Křižíkova 16 Praha 8 Dejvická sokolovna Dejvická 181/2 Praha 6 Restaurace U kašpárka Dubečská 4 Praha 10 pivnice U sadu Pospíšilova 2 Praha 3, Žižkov hospůdka Karolína Hostivařská 22 Praha 10, HostivařThanks! I will check out one of them pubs!
Looks like Dejvice has the most reasonably priced beers, but it's not listed on their menu as yet ... www.dejvickasokolovna.cz
Bump I'm curious. Anyone have any comments on these beers yet. I still haven't had a chance to taste 'em.
Had it, it's alright. Nothing I would spend the afternoon dumping down my gullet.
If they sell it draught and pull only few glases a day because people will not order it because it will cost more then it will turn puke. I stay with good old Prazdroj in normal 0.5 pullitr and not everywhere - best where it flows like U Jelinku.
I agree with Christopher and D.Brux. It's Czech beer, so it's not bad. But it is not anything special.
If it's in 15l barrels Brux it should sell quick enough, and they've only put it in busy pubs. I've had it a few times in Rustiko, Vac Nam, best value place on the square. It was OK, not as good as the Belgian stuff they're competing against, but good value given the strength, 4 or 5 will get you rocking a bit. I'll try and get tow up to the Dejvice one for a few.
Quote: skinnyI'll try and get tow up to the Dejvice one for a few.having car problems?
Quote: Jon SmithHave a look here - www.pivomaster.cz There's a list of where to find it in various cities;As long as those various cities is Prague.
Well I am too much a frown face to have drinks somewhere on Vaclavske Namesti I suppose. If Pilsner then U Jelinku or U Glaubicu max, bars 'O' the Main Square' nothing for me. In hospodas people tend to drink what others do because like me they suspect the keg from which nobody drinks beer to be too old, or the pipes not clean. I am sure U Jelinku won't be any black Meister-Stuff on draught! And I am not unhappy for it.