Sam Weston, of Red Hand, prepares for the Bohemian Beer Bonanza

London’s beer aficionados are in for a Bohemian beer bonanza this June after the announcement of the first Czech Beer Week to be held in the UK.

Taking place from June 17-23, around Czech Beer Day on June 19, the biggest selection of Czech beers, brands and brewers ever to hit the UK will be arriving in London for the celebrations.

Set up by craft and speciality beer importer Euroboozer, in collaboration with Czech Trade and Czech Tourism, the week will see a selection of the capital’s leading pubs and bars run Czech-themed events, tastings and promotions. 

Showcasing the heritage and history behind the beers of Bohemia, the special week will also enable consumers to discover the new blood now carrying the torch for the famous Czech brewing industry, which gave the world Pilsner. 

Martin Macourek, director for the UK and Ireland at CzechTrade, said: “We’re so excited to be running the first Czech Beer Week in London with Euroboozer, and can’t thank them enough for getting this off the ground.

“The week provides the perfect opportunity for the UK’s adventurous beer drinkers and foodies to sample a supreme selection of the new wave of Czech brewers and breweries looking to follow in the footsteps of the famous Czech Pilsner, offering genuine Real Bohemian Lager.

“We’re delighted to be linking up with some of London’s best operators and bars, and are confident it will be a Bohemian bash to remember.” 

Key events during the week

June 17: Matuska Tap Takeover at The Kings Arms, 11A Buckfast St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6EY

June 18: Bohemian Beer Bonanza at Red Hand, 36-38 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 7XJ

June 19: Czech Beer Day at the Czech Embassy, London (invitation only)

June 20: Bohemian Brewery Tour at four Draft House sites. Details on Eventbrite

June 21: Pilz ‘n’ Pizza at Three Johns, 73 White Lion St, The Angel, London N1 9PF, 3pm-7pm.

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