Zatec is an area notable for its legendary hops. Built in 1801, the Zatec Brewery occupies the site of the old Zatec Castle and historically, the brewery has been a feature for the town of Zatec. After a period of decline during the Communist years, Rolf Munding purchased the brewery in 2001 to rejuvenate the local brewery and town. Tomas Lejsek, a Czech brew master, masterminded changes by bringing together new technology, old brewing processes and pure ingredients to make Zatec to what it is today.
Pilsner Blue Label
4.6% Czech Pilsener
Big-bubblish diminishing white head on a bright straw golden body. Sparkling. Aroma: grass, caramel, malts, hops, bread, marzipan, wort. Taste: caramel malts, hops, grass, fresh fruit peel of red apple. Fresh hops in the finish with some grains and malts.
5.7% Dark Lager
Pours to a buff head that lasts and laces. Transparent ruby black color. Slight roast and decocted malt aroma with a honey-like floral hop note. Flavor is reminiscent of molasses, coffee and toffee, with a balancing clean bitterness and hop spice. Mouthfeel is a light medium. Overall, a satisfying and complex dark lager.