About us

Read more about our history, story and brewing process

Story

We are independent craft brewery established in 2015. Founded by Valenta family from Krnov and Kuřec family (brewer Michal Kuřec) from nearby town of Albrechtice. Valenta family owned a building of closed Karnola factory in Krnov and master brewer Michal Kuřec studied brewing at university and gained experience in Lobkowicz breweries as a technologist. First ideas about founding brand new brewery emerged in 2014 and after first batches of Nachmelená opice beer were brewed in autumn of 2015.

Our aim is to bring joy to our customers through our beer and brand. We brew bottom-fermented beers, but we mainly focus on top-fermented beers. We love to explore new and unique beer styles. We do this with love and respect to our craft.

Brewery

Brewery is located in former location of textile plant Karnola in downtown Krnov, Textilní street.

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Awards

2016

Easter Stout 12%: 3rd place Spring award of Czech brewers
IPA 14%: 3rd place Beer of the Czech Republic
Lager 11%: Best new lager of 2016, Annual award "Pivo, Bier and Ale"

2017

Sun APA 12%: 3rd place Spring award of Czech brewers
Polotmavá 12%: 2nd place Spring award of Czech brewers
IPA 14%: 2nd place Beer of the Czech Republic
Silver crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns

2018

Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns (Czech jury)
Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns (foreign jury)

2019

Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns (Czech jury)
Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns (foreign jury)
IPA 14%: 1st place Gold beer seal
IPA 14%: 2nd place Spring award of Czech brewers
Sun APA 12%: 1st place Frankfurt International Trophy
IPA 14%: 3rd place Beer of the Czech Republic

2020

Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns 2020 (Czech jury)
Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns 2020 (foreign jury)

2021

Sun APA 12%: 1st place Frankfurt International Trophy
IPA 14%: 1st place Gold beer seal
Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns 2021 (Czech jury)
Golden Bohemia: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns 2021 (foreign jury)
Citra Smash Ale 13%: Golden Bohemia 2021 (foreign jury): 1st place in category American-style India Pale Ale

2022

Galaxy SMASH Ale 13% 2nd place Spring award of Czech brewers 2022
Ležák 11%, SUN APA 12%, IPA 14% and West Coast IPA 15% vol.II: Silver medal: Concours International de Lyon 2022
West Coast IPA 15% vol.II and Galaxy Smash Ale 13%: Grand Gold Frankfurt International Trophy 2022
Sun APA 12%: 2nd place Gold Beer Seal 2022

History

2014

September: First co-founder's meeting
December: High-five and set-off

2015

Beer volume: 112 hl

summer: Beginning of reconstruction
November 7th: 1st batch of Nachmelená opice beer
December: Start of sale

2016

Beer volume: 1712 hl

March: First award in degustation competition at Spring award of Czech brewers for Stout 12%
April: Purchase of delivery van
May: Augmentation of capacity for fermentation and maturation of beer
August: 1st year of the "End of Summer festival with the Opice" (Monkey)

2017

Beer volume: 3169 hl

April: Expansion of the cellar capacity, installation of a pressure tank
summer: We visit festivals so that we can meet you personally and you can taste our beer

2018

Beer volume: 4019 hl

April: Maximum capacity of the cellar
May: Brewhouse replacement from 10 to 20 hl

2019

Beer volume: 4948 hl

April: First award in the international tasting competition for Sun APA 12% beer
April: Cancellation of beer in plastic bottles
August: First "Kyseláč" brewed
September: Purchase of a adjacent building for expansion of capacities and warehouses

2020

Beer volume: 5388 hl

January: Installation of new technology including automatic keg filler
March: Beginning of the concept of barrel aged beers
May: New technology for CO2 recovery from the main fermentation
July: Opening of a new store on the brewery premises
October: Start of a new e-shop for beer and merch

2021

Beer volume: 7422 hl

April: first can has been filled
April: Sun APA 12% won in Germany
May: Brewing of cooperation beer in Budweiser Budvar n.p.
July: Opičí Ejl 11%: first top fermented beer in Budvar history.
August: after a one-year hiatus, we organized the End of Summer event with the Monkey.
September: IPA again won first place in Golden Beer Seal 2021
October: After 18 months we have released a limited edition of 1000 bottles of barrel aged beers !!!

2022

Beer volume: 9477 hl

March: Filling of beer into 330 ml cans in FH Prager
April: Expansion of the capacity of CK tanks for fermentation and maturation of beer
June: We brewed our first alcohol free beer: NEALKO IPA FREE
November: Barrel aged beer using rhum and sherry barrels

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