The Czech Beer Brawl Is Coming To A Head

A proposed merger of two breweries is testing Prague's mettle

It sounds like a match made in heaven. Plans to merge the Czech Republic's top brewery, Plzensky Prazdroj, with No.2 beermaker Radegast would put two of Europe's best-tasting beers under the same corporate roof. Radegast's strong lager was voted Czech beer of the year last year by the Czech Association of Beermakers, while Prazdroj's flagship brand, Pilsner Urquell, has been internationally hailed since pre-communist days as one of the world's great beers.

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