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Budejovicky Budvar: The Napoleon of Brewers

It's been an interesting few days for me, having been to Czech for the first time, to visit Budejovicky Budvar....

just the Facts - Budejovicky Budvar

This week, just-drinks is in Czech, visiting Budejovicky Budvar. Ahead of an interview with the brewer's general director, which will run ne...

Comment - Beer - Nationalised vs Privatised

As a self-confessed left-leaner, Pete Brown isn't the biggest fan of plc's. This month, he looks at Budejovicky Budvar, a state-owned brewer...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek 28 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the head of Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, Jirí Bocek discussed the company's ownership structure and its position in the Czech beer market. Here, in part two, he tells us about his plans beyond Czech and gives us his view on the never-ending legal tussle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Interview - Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part I 26 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

Last month, I travelled to Czech to take in a tour of Budejovicky Budvar's brewery in the south of the country. While there, I was granted an audience with group director Jirí Bocek. During our time together, we discussed the firm's ownership structure, its plans for future expansion, and that legal row.

Latest News

just the Week in - Beer 5 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 28 November in... 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Budvar extends B:Cherry footprint beyond Czech 22 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Budejovicky Budvar is rolling out a cherry-flavoured extension of its namesake beer brand to Germany, the UK and the US.


A-B InBev buys Pivovar Samson in Czech 3 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed its purchase of Pivovar Samson in Czech and has warned that the transaction “further strengthens” its position in the legal row with Budejovicky Budvar.


Portugal appeal court backs Budejovicky Budvar 27 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

Budejovicky Budvar has claimed victory in the latest round in its Budweiser trademark row with Anheuser-Busch InBev, this time in Portugal.

Latest blogs

US beer called "filthy water" as Czech president gets patriotic 25 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The long-running spat between US and Czech brewers stepped up a notch this week after the Czech president described American beer as “filthy water”.

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