Top fermented and bottom fermented. Light beer and dark beer, wheat beer and yeast beer. Stouts and porters, ales and bitters, pilsners and dunkels and bocks. We love beer.
As beer lovers we taste stuff from all around the Czech Republic and beyond. For Science. And also so we can bring our favourites to The Immigrant taps for our customers to taste. It's a hard job but somebody's got to do it.
Here are some of our most recent guest beers:
We started taking Matuska IPA as a guest but it was so good we decided it should become permanent. The Matuska brewery is one of the most innovative and interesting in the Czech Republic, and it's ales are as good as (or dare we say it, perhaps better) than most you will find in England or the USA. Their beers are many and varied but their ales are characterised by lively pine and citrus aromas and wonderful grassy, fruity, hoppy flavours.
Based on a recipe from 1679 which used wheat, oat and barley, Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. A little bit sweet with tastes of banana, citrus, vanilla. Goes down very easily considering the alcohol content (8.4%ABV).
Voted the World's Best Ale at the World Beer Awards in 2008.
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.
And yes, we serve it in the funny glasses.
Another guest beer that was so good we decided to keep it. Brewed in a craft brewery in Kroměříž, this light 11° Pilsner has a surprisingly full flavour - malty, with the Saaz hops providing a balanced bitter finish.
KASTEELBIER CUVÉE DU CHATEAU
A gorgeous rich dark beer, aged for 12 years. Flavours of caramel and chocolate at first, with a port wine, date and nut flavour on the finish. Perfect sipping beer for the crisp winter nights.
(Pictured with bottle - but ours is of course on tap)
JIHLAVSKÝ RADNIČNÍ IPA 1495
A surprisingly malty ale, with juicy tropical aroma, some butterscotch sweetness and a tangy but appreciably bitter finish