Krusovice - one of the most famous brands of Czech beer, under which several varieties of light and dark beer are produced. The brand is produced by the Royal Brewery, owned by the company Heineken Česká republika as, in the town of Krusovice. The prefix "royal" appeared at the plant in the 16th century, when it was acquired by King Rudolf II. It is not known whether the king liked this particular type of beer or saw a great opportunity to replenish the treasury, but since then the workers and owners of the plant have emphasized their “royal” affiliation and are proud of it in every possible way. Incidentally, one of the varieties Krusovice – “Musketeer” is considered the creation of the king himself, who loved beer and was seriously engaged in brewing.
On the beer logo Krusovice the date is indicated - 1581, this year is considered the date of foundation of the brewery. It was he who was indicated in the document that has survived to this day, in which the owner of the plant Jiri Birka, a Czech aristocrat, founder and owner of the production, offers King Rudolf II to buy the brewery and the fields, forests and hops adjacent to it.
The brewery changed its owners several times, a lot has been done for its development by the family of aristocrats Furnstenberks. In the XVIII century, the brewery began to produce beer on an industrial scale and due to its high quality Krusovice soon conquers the whole of the Czech Republic and even neighboring Germany. The plant remains in private ownership until 1945, and then undergoes nationalization and becomes state property.
In 1993, the plant was privatized by the German concern Dr. Oetker. Today the plant belongs to the company Heinekenwho bought it from another German company Radeberger Gruppe.
Krusovice considered one of the oldest breweries in the whole of the Czech Republic. The factory has a small museum, which is actively visited by tourists, this influx of visitors is greatly facilitated by the favorable location of the town - not far from the famous resort of Karlovy Vary. Everyone who travels from Prague to Karlovy Vary will certainly stop by Krusovice and visit its production and, of course, tasting rooms.