While in Prague, I had a chance to try only three ales that were not a wheat ale or a lager. We went to the Beer Museum in Prague and I was excited to see an IPA on draft. I cannot find too much information on this brewery. The brewery is called Nomad Brewery and the beer is their Karel Česká IPA. Here is some information from their website (www.pivovar-nomad.cz):
About usBrewery without brewery, gypsy brewery, contract brewery … A couple of terms meaning the same thing – the fact that so far we don´t have our own brewery. Nevertheless we think that our recipes might be interesting for many beer lovers, even for those true drinkers of Czech lager. Therefore we asked our friends who already own a brewery if they could help us make our dream true and brew our own beer.This is how our Nomad project was created. It is a ´ flying brewery´. We literally fly around the world, taste interesting beer and create our own interpretations of beer styles we like. Then as true nomads we travel the Czech Republic and have our original beer specials brewed.Our beer has already been brewed in Antoš Brewery (Slaný), Litovel Brewery, Bašta Brewery (Vrchlabí) and more at the moment ages in different places, which we´ll introduce soon. We are planning cooperation with foreign brewers, breweries and if the Brew God permits, we´ll also brew our beer abroad.It is clear to us that this way of beer production is also used by supermarket chains, which buy no name beer in breweries and only stick their etiquette on it. We´re different. We have our beer brewed according to our original recipes and the taste cannot be mistaken.Hopefully you´ll like our beer and one day we´ll meet in our own brewery. Even a nomad can have a base camp.
I cannot find dates and who founded this brewery. I just see that they have no brewery and they do what I like to called rogue brewing like Stillwater. There are several of these new craft breweries that are popping up around the United States and I guess it is happening in the world too. There is nothing wrong with that. Let us get into the beer.
It has a copper color with a constant white head. The smell of this full body beer is a heavy citrus. The taste is a heavy citrus with a dry hop aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: No Twitter address!
In closing, this was the best of the two IPAs I had when I was in Prague. It was nice to have an Ale over all the Lagers I was drinking in this beautiful city. As many of you know, I am a huge Hophead. I love my IPAs, Pale Ales, Porters, and Stouts. This beer is an average IPA. I know if it ever made it to the states. The price will be more than the rest of the American Craft IPAs. I am not saying this a bad IPA. You need to try it in Europe because I do not think it will travel well. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser