Day 11 yields to Konrad 11, a Czech Republic beer produced by Pivo Konrad. And I am very grateful for this beer, for this beer is -the only- beer containing the number “11” in the title that I could find. I purchased a bottle of this from World of Beer – Walden Galleria. Pivo Konrad is located in the Czech Republic, right near where Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic intersect.
Konrad 11 is a Czech Pilsener style beer, and there’s an interesting story behind this brewery. But, I can’t read Polish, so I learned most of my information from the Shelton Brothers blurb on this beer. From what I gather (and I could be wrong)”Pivovar” means “Microbrewery”. And in 1990, most of these breweries were shut down in 1990. But in 2000, Pivovar Liberec-Vratislavice renamed itself “Konrad” and started producing beer again. This beer is one of those recipes.
This beer is crafted at the brewery with water from it’s own wells, local Zatec hops, and local barley. Here is a picture of my beer.
Pivovar Liberec-Vratislavice: Konrad 11
Style: Czech Pilsner
The beer is, obviously, a classic Czech pilsner. This beer is very sweet and full-bodied, and has a crisp honey smack at the end. There are hops in this beer, but they are delicate and authentic, and certainly nothing like American hops. For someone that hasn’t tried an authentic Czech pilsner (and I hear that 42 North in East Aurora makes one…) this is a good one to start with.
This is Day 11 of 12 Beers for the New Year. To see the other reviews, click here:
Day 10: Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Day 9: Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Day 8: 8 Wired Hopwired IPA
Day 7: Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
Day 6: Sixpoint Brewery: Global Warmer
Day 5: Upright Brewing Five
Day 4: Dark Horse 4 Elf
Day 3: Ommegang Three Philosophers
Day 2: Two Roads Road 2 Ruin
Day 1: Brooklyn Local 1