The Czech Republic is far ahead of Germany in the number of breweries per capita. In Germany, there is one brewery per 50,000 inhabitants, in the Czech Republic it is 20,000. And in the coming decade, the difference may increase. Jan Šuráň, President of the Czech-Moravian Brewery Association, estimates that up to a thousand microbreweries may be in the Czech Republic within ten years.
“Their development could be hampered by the unfavourable economic situation in the Czech Republic and excessive restrictions on alcoholic beverages by the state. Such as check reports, EET, no smoking, etc.” said Šuráň for Euro.cz.
The market is dominated by several of the largest brewing groups. The largest Plzeňský Prazdroj produces 11 million hectoliters of beer annually. A million hectoliters of beer will be exported from the Czech Republic to Germany, in the opposite direction it is only 40 thousand hectoliters.