Friday, April 3, 2009

The Session - Rauchbier

I am sure you know the feeling.

The Session is coming up and this month it is about a style of beer which you have mixed feelings about, in this case rauchbier. Then you get to the office, having had a fair few pints the night before, bit of a headache, still half asleep and you realise that you forgot to put your perfectly crafted post on your flash drive.

Such are the joys of not having the internet in your pokey little flat. Not a great start to the day to be sure, but at least I have my severance pay to look forward to.

There we are then, I am the dunce to be sent to the corner. so here are some pictures of rauchbier.

My first ever rauchbier - definitely a shock to the system.

I really like the Schlenkerla labels, especially the seal with a man drinking a beer!

I find the weizen easier to drink than the märzen, and enjoyed one last night at Zlý Časy.

My absolute favourite rauchbier, and unfortunately only made once a year, Kocour's magnificent V3.


  1. Yes, both of the Shlenkerlas are outstanding,i got them in Hradec Kralove for 32kc:) only others i had were the V3, chyne and Bastas which like everything there was superb.

  2. Ooh that looks nice. I'm a fairly new follower to your blog so I don't know what The Session is and please tell if you know where to get Rauchbier in Prague? I haven't tried that since I stumbled across it in Bamberg.

  3. You can get Rauchbier bottled in Zly Casy, where I was last night and enjoyed the rauch weizen.

    Glad you enjoy the blog. - that should re-direct you to their site, their address is on there.

  4. Yes, I think I just had the same shock to my system.

  5. When I was in Boston about 2 weeks ago I found the Schlenkerla Marzen in a fabulous beer shop there. It was interesting to try it after about a year since the last time in Prague. I like it a lot, but it's definitely not a "session" beer for me--one is usually enough.

  6. yeah, I like the marzen too, and will keep an eye out for that V3 - sounds like one to hunt down.

  7. V3 is just about to be ready. We may also bottle it. Honza, Pivovar Kocour Varnsdorf


Taking Up the Alworth #MyDreamBrewery Baton

We've all done it I am sure, dreamt about what our ideal brewery or pub would look like. I have done it many times, whether sat in a tap...