Budvar production resumes
Flooding forces Budejovicky Budvar to briefly close
Aug 16, 2002 - Production of Budvar Budweiser -- known in the United States as Czechvar -- has resumed after the brewery quit brewing for a few days because of the deluge that flooded much of the Czech Republic.
Budejovicky Budvar shut down operations Tuesday when large parts of the town of Ceske Budejovice, 90 miles south of Prague, were flooded, officials said.
"The brewery was without steam and electricity," spokeswoman Denisa Mylbachrova said. She also said that the brewery had never before experienced such troubles.
Although part of the brewery was flooded, it escaped significant damage, she said.
Budejovicky Budvar was founded in 1895 in Ceske Budejovice, called Budweis by the German-speaking people that populated the area at the time. Beer has been brewed there since 1265.
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