Kněžínek – First Small Brewery in České Budějovice
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What is the uniqueness of Small Brewery Kněžínek?
In addition to its leadership in terms of founding data, the first small brewery in České Budějovice Kněžínek has many more other advantages. Is exceptional especially for its complexity. The brewery is integrated into complex of RKC Nové Dvory. You can not only taste and take away local beer, but also take advantage of other services, which include:
2 restaurants, congress centre, wellness with swimming pool and sauna, gym, bowling, multipurpose-sports court, and hotel with 16 rooms.
Beer from a small brewery is different from the beer from big brewery in two fundamental differences:
Firstly, it is made only in small volumes of production. A second difference is, that the beer is consumed in a relatively short time after brewing, what allows consumption without filtering, whereas it maintains the original character of the lager tank beer.
Brewhouse in small breweries is mostly located in the restaurant hall, where the customer can watch brewer directly at work. Last but not least, owners of small breweries (in Small Brewery Knezinek it definitely applies) have not only economic relationship with their business, but especially emotional.
František Apfelthaler, brewer in Small Brewery Kněžínek
Malt making and beer brewing he has been devoted already for 35 years. He started his career in Plzeň as apprentice, where at this time still was so called “wooden beer brewing operation” with wood vats in fermenting cellars and wooden lager barrels in lager cellars. After high school he worked in many large breweries in Czech republic and during his life he worked in large number of different types of beer brewing undertakings.