About us

Read more about our history, story and brewing process

Story

We are independent craft brewery establshed 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 Golden beer signet
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 (Czech jury)
Golden crown: Bohemian and Moravian beer crowns (foreign jury)

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

January: Installation of new technology including automatic keg filler

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