Ok, we're here but when do we get out luggage?
Off to the beer bath spa!
Handy to have a bar with taps right there too.
Fresh pilsner while I steep in 104 F black beer.
Maybe just a little more?
Elegant but nearly deserted train terminal in a small town.
Our only view of the town of Pilzen.
Walking tour of Prague.
1st offical trip beer on our walking tour of Prague.
James Bridge with the Prague Castle in the background.
Beer has given Steve super powers.
Head brewer takes over the tour of U Flecku Brewery.
Wooden fermentors (open tops) still in use.
Yeast froth on top of the batch in the wood.
Note brewer in middle is a much younger version of the head brewer who is showing us around.
We talked our way into the town brewery during the hop festival.
Old fermentors no longer used.
Slightly newer, much cleaner, and clearly in use.
Down into the lagering cellers we go...very carefully.
Hop Festival head wear
Hop bales full of freshly harvested flower buds.
Weird but all the men thought she was one of the best tour guides.
Bar tab, one stroke for each pivo (beer).
Help yourself from the lagering tanks. Seriously fresh beer!
Is this what they mean by "drinking like a fish"?
Castle overlooks the city.
One of the most beautiful places we've visited.
Sun dial on wall of the hotel.
Bears patrol the moat of the castle.
Sample time again!
View from the castle
Steve has found another tank to test.
Great hotel except for the lack of an elevator.
Deb & I found a quiet place to comtemplate the view over a pivo.
Substiute guide forgot the glasses & so demo'd how to get our samples.
Brewery dinner hall.
Beer trips are fun!