Budweiser Budvar Brewery
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Budweiser Budvar Brewery information
Lonely Planet review
One of the highlights of a trip to České Budějovice is a chance to see where original Budweiser beer was born. Brewery tours depart daily at 2pm from April to November. The tour highlights modern production methods, with the reward being a glass of Budvar deep in the brewery's chilly cellars. The brewery is 3km north of the main square.
In the 19th century, the founders of US brewer Anheuser-Busch chose the brand name Budweiser because it was synonymous with good beer. Since the late 19th century, both breweries have used the name, and a legal arm-wrestle over the brand continues. The legal machinations subsided slightly in 2007, with Anheuser-Busch signing a deal to distribute Budvar (as 'Czechvar') in the USA. To confuse matters, České Budějovice's second brewery, Samson, produces a beer called 'BB Budweiser'.