Facebook post by Hop Hideout Beer Shop

Now pouring @thornbridge x @budvaruk Czech Mates 🍺 Two exceptional lager breweries. The state-owned Budvar with centuries of knowledge and heritage. Thornbridge applying their expertise and skill, though only 18 years in comparison, have achieved phenomenal growth and credibility themselves. It’s the first time Budvar have collaborated with anyone on lager brewing and they’ve come together to brew, of course, a Czech Style Lager, with an English influence. Using British barley and East Kent Goldings, and then fermented with the Budvar house yeast. The traditional Czech brewing method of decoction and long, slow maturing (6 weeks) plus soft water of the Peak District, just like that found in České Budějovice (Budweis). #CzechMates #RepublicOfBeer #matesdontletmatesdrinkbadlager