Number of active beer breweries in Czechia 2008-2021
A nation of beer drinkers
Despite the annual volume of beer consumed per capita falling slightly over the past decade, Czechia is still the biggest beer drinking nation in Europe by far. In 2021, the average Czech beer drinker consumes 129 liters per year.
In 2019, beer production reached its peak in Czechia with over 21.6 million hectoliters produced that year. However, the following two years saw a sharp decline with production dropping to 19.6 million hectoliters in 2021. Of this, approximately 5.2 million hectoliters were exported, with 75 percent arriving in other European Union nations. The country produces various styles of beer, but it is most famous for Pilsner, which originates from the city of Plzeň.