“Why don’t you come up to Čeladná and stay with us for a week? We can hit a few golf balls and there’s a great brewery a three wood away”
Now I still have no idea how far “a 3 wood away” is and I have no desire to be the next Rory McIlroy, but I was sold on the opportunity to try a new beer.
The brewery in question was the Ogar Brewery in Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem. It was founded in 2016 on the site of the old cinema in the village and after a year of renovating the building, it was opened under the name of Pivovar Kuncice with the original recipes taken from U Richarda, a brewery situated in Sobesice, near Brno. Over the year and with more expertise, the head brewer started to add more of their own recipes and boy, can we recommend them.
Earlier this year, the brewery settled on the name Ogar, with a focus on lager and ales. My recommendation is the very tasty amber ale; however, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices. For a place so young, they really have come up with some fine craft beers and ales in such a short time.
The one thing that did surprise us was that should be have a bit of spare time and cash, you can brew your own beer from start to finish under the guidance of the brewer. The beer style, colour, bitterness and fermentation are for you to decide… although we think the minimum you can produce is 500 litres.
In addition to the above, you can enjoy the selection of mighty fine beers in the brewery pub. There is a local food menu to go with it, served in a friendly atmosphere with a lovely view of the surrounding hills. If your are just looking for a snack to go with your drink, we recommend the homemade crisps and cheese dip or the pickled camembert. Both were perfect with our pints.
Finally, we have to mention the team – having enjoyed ourselves so much, we missed the last connecting bus back to Čeladná and with the local taxi firm an hour away, the head waiter took pity on us and offered a lift back our accommodation after he finished his shift. Now that’s what I call service.