Pivo (beer) is synonymous with the Czech Republic. Czech beer is considered one of the best in the world.
Czechs are proud to be the country that consumes more liters per capita per year (about 157l).
There is a counter in http://prague.tv/toys/beer/ (THE BEER CONSUMPTION CALCULATOR).
If you order a "pivo", which is achieved is a lager (lager). The dark beer called Cerny.
The history of beer in Bohemia goes back to the late 850 AD, which is when the first written references date back about growing hops, but possibly exist before.
The first brewery was built in 1118 and since then exported beer to Bavaria. At the end of the thirteenth century, King Wenceslas granted Plzen, west Bohemia, the right to brew beer. To understand the influence of this drink in the local mentality, we must move forward in time to 1974 when then would become the country's president Vaclav Havel wrote the play "Audience", which deals with an employee of a brewery and a diabolical brewmaster.
There are over 100 breweries in the Czech Republic.
The most famous are Urquell (Pilsner Urquell brand, Gambrinus and Primus) in Pilsen and Budvar (also known as Budweiser, which is in litigation with the American giant Anheuser-Busch) in Ceske Budejovice.
When you go to the Czech Republic, can not fail to enjoy this delicious and refreshing drink that is also a symbol and source of pride for the country.
On a hot day, there is nothing better than sitting outside with a glass of cold beer in Bohemia overlooking the city. In the case of Prague, many bars have terraces or outdoor patio. The schedule depends on the time, but is usually from 12:00 to 24:00 between April and September