A bit of history
It is the middle of the 19th century in Cieszyn. You can hear the clattering of carriages, the ringing of bells and traders beckoning. Archduke Albrecht Frederick Habsburg walks nervously on the Castle Hill.
No no no! It’s all wrong! Cieszyn Castle needs change, an air of European freshness. Since the decision was made, there is nothing else left to do but to bring the idea into life. The prince’s determination was admirable, the castle soon gained a magnificent English style garden, an elegant orangery and finally … a brewery. This is how the idea of one man determined the history of the place.
This, undoubtedly, marks the time when beer started becoming popular. The brewery gained such a large group of local admirers that soon new breweries began sprouting up.
Its straw colour, creamy head and characteristic fizzle while pouring. Yes, this must have had an influence of the imagination of beer connoisseurs.
Tradition is most important
Despite many commercial temptations, Cieszyn beer has remained true to its tradition. The production process at the Castle Brewery has not changed for almost 200 years. Large chambers were dug out inside the Castle Hill to accommodate the brewery with its chambers and equipment. To this day, fermentation still takes place in open vats, which is undoubtedly one of the things the beer owes its excellent quality to. The Castle Hill remains the vibrant heart of the brewery. Amazing, isn’t it?
Today we know that beer, apart from its delicious taste and encouraging self-presentation, has many health-promoting qualities. Consumed in moderation, it regulates digestion, the nervous system, positively influences our immune system and may also be the secret to remaining young. The antioxidants contained in it protect the skin against the harmful effects of sunlight. Were these traits known in the 19th century? Maybe, but they were certainly not the reason why the Castle Brewery was established. However, now that we have a complete knowledge of the beneficial effects of this beverage, we would like to share with you the taste and aroma of Cieszyn beer. Discover our Beer Impressions.