Beer drinking culture in Slovakia is still on a low level and therefore it is our goal to show, that to drink beer does not mean just a quick draft of beer and low price, but, above all, it is about tasting fullness of flavors of different kinds of beer. Our beers represent the less traditional beer styles such as ALE (IPA, APA), English Porter, Weissbier, etc., but also classic type Pale Lager.
All the beers are brewed using three stage infusion and the best quality ingredients. Wort boiling is aimed to reach extraordinary bitterness of beers and to specify the taste of each product. In order to reach the specific taste and bitterness we use hops, which by its specifications, underline our philosophy (Citra, Challenger, Herkules, etc.). We do not try to trump up exaggerated combinations of hops but we keep to follow saying:
Beauty in simplicity!
Primary fermentation of our beers is exclusively by top fermentation at common temperature of 20° C. Same as primary fermentation, The secondary fermentation is also proceeded at “beerhouse” temperature of 17° C. Using this procedure, we try to follow the processes of our ancestors before founding of “lager” type of beer production.
It is considered that the spring of the beer is in Mesopotamia, so called fertile crescent between the rivers of Euphrates and Tigris. Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians already in 7th millennium b.c. were growing cereals here. It is assumed that beer was invented by a coincident thanks to the cereals warehousing in clay pots at these times. Some pots were flooded with water and the fermentation process has started. Result of such fermentation was water with a pleasant and intoxicating taste.
Old Slavs at the time of coming to our area already knew how to brew beer. It is confirmed that Slavs from Tisa area brewed the beer already in 5th century. It was produced from wheat (light) and barley (strong) malt.
The right to brew beer was collective – breweries became the part of municipal economy (Bratislava, Košice, Modra, Pezinok, Trenčín, Krupina, Brezno), or it was used by individuals (Banská Bystrica, Prešov, Bardejov, Sabinov, all the Spiš area towns).