Cieszyn Castle Brewery
We have been brewing beer continuously since 1846
There is no other brewery like Cieszyn Castle Brewery in Poland - with such a unique atmosphere and such a long tradition of brewing beer. With authentic scenery and climate from 170 years ago, which has prevailed up to these days. This is one of the oldest breweries in Poland, inscribed on the list of the Silesian Technical Monuments Track. Irrespectively of its age, it is still thriving and brewing beer continuously since 1846. It has the certificate of an organic beer production.
In the Cieszyn Castle Brewery, beer is still being brewed with a great commitment and artistic meticulousness – by passionate brewers. It is being brewed in natural, traditional production processes, with the use of slow-fermenting yeast. Often using the same brewing equipment as almost two centuries ago. Hops are still being thrown in manually to the vats and the unique decoction mashing process is being used. We use open-vats for the fermentation process, with no enzymes added to accelerate it, and we allow our beer to mature calmly for quite a long time in the horizontal tanks.
The brewery is located on the hill with an old castle, which used to belong to the old Polish royal Piast dynasty, next to the Olza River and the Czech Republic border. The entire brewing process is based on the gravitational system, as a result of the natural shape of the castle hill. The cellars where the beer matures are located underground, at the bottom of the castle hill, which ensures a unique microclimate and the unique quality of the beer.
The visitors can fully experience the magic of the place and see it is a truly artisanal, non-mass production, in a small brewery run by true beer enthusiasts. The Cieszyn Castle Brewery is a handful of people who work here with a real passion - often nurturing and developing the art of brewing from one generation to the other. Indeed, using so unique beer production equipment does require a specific knowledge. Brewers working in modern breweries do not have this knowledge, and therefore - as in the old craft guilds - the art of brewing beer in the Cieszyn Castle Brewery requires learning from an experienced master brewer who knows the brewery and its machines in detail.
The Cieszyn Castle Brewery inspires and intrigues people with what is happening inside it, offering visits to centuries-old mysterious cellars and opening its "magical" space for interesting artistic events. The castle and the music school are located on the same castle hill, next to the brewery. The concerts take place in the brewery and the brewery is ready to make its space available to independent artists to promote their art.
The artisanal process of brewing beer makes it possible to create beers of exceptional quality and in many interesting, often demanding, styles. Drinking beer from the Cieszyn Castle Brewery gives a real, multi-sensory pleasure. These beers are like a true art themselves: they are made at a slow pace and are perfect in every detail – which can be experienced with all your senses. When drinking this beer you can enjoy a truly delicious taste.
Undisputedly, Browar Zamkowy Cieszyn is a magical place. What is more – we want to share its beauty and unique atmosphere of centuries-old craft beer brewing tradition, so please feel invited to discover the Brewery and its beers yourself!