Dozens of breweries and microbreweries across the nation are shaking up their menu to celebrate the ‘Days of Czech Beer festival’.
The Union of Breweries and Malt Houses established the Dny českého piva in honour of St. Wenceslas. This year, breweries have organized free tours of their production for guests and meeting with brewers and beer experts. The promotion will last until 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.
“We believe that Czech Beer Days will help encourage people to go out more often and taste their favorite beer. We know that people’s favourite pubs, especially in smaller towns and villages, are the center of social and cultural life,” František Šámal, chairman of the ČSPS, said in a press release.
“Our goal is to support the consumption of draft beer, as well as to remind everyone about the uniqueness of the Czech beer tradition. It is part of the cultural heritage, part of our national identity,” added Šamal.
Aside from specialty beers, some venues will serve wild boar with rosehip sauce, a traditional Czech meal that is popular in the fall season.