The Brewery in the Bohemian Forest

Evan Rail

When the ancient brewery in the Czech forest town of Kout na Šumavě reopened in 2006, rumors began circulating about a mysterious brewing log — written in a long-forgotten, black-letter script — that had been discovered, hidden in the crumbling walls of the brewery.  

The beer from Kout na Šumavě was so good, so strangely delicious, that many who tasted it believed that it had to be made using secrets from the old brewing book.  

Over the course of several years, Evan Rail (Why Beer Matters, Triplebock) made several trips out to the old brewery in Kout na Šumavě, even bringing Anthony Bourdain out there to film a segment for his television show “No Reservations.” This is the story of Evan's attempts to get to the heart of Czech beer, and to learn the secrets of the old brewery in the Bohemian Forest.

KEYWORDS: Beer, craft beer, brewing, Czech Republic, Czech beer, Bohemia, Czech, Bohemian pilsner, pils, lager brewing, central Europe, eastern Europe

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About the author

Evan Rail is an award-winning writer on travel, food and drinks for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, Imbibe and other publications. His reporting has been included in numerous anthologies, including the Best Food Writing and Travelers' Tales series; his poems have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry Review, and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Prague.
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Evan Rail
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Published on
Jun 5, 2014
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Pages
60
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Language
English
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