České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Good beer has been brewed in Bohemia since time immemorial. Therefore,
when founding the city České Budějovice in Bohemia (Czech Republic) in
1265, the Czech king Přemysl Otakar II did not fail to also grant to its
burghers the brewing rights, i.e., the right for malting, brewing,storing
and selling beer at their homes. In the following centuries, the local
beer became so famous because of its quality that it gained loyal customers
in imperial and royal courts. In the course of the centuries, small home
breweries were disappearing and the beer was brewed in even larger facilities.
On 15 April 1895, Český akciový pivovar was founded, whose current successor,
B.B.N.P. brewery,carries on the local brewing tradition.