The Czech Brewery and Malt Association (ČSPS) reports that 20.3 million hectolitres of beer were produced last year.
Lagers lead the market with their share nearing 50%. Also growing is the consumption of non-alcoholic beers and beer blends, including fruit beers and radlers.
The six large Czech breweries —Pilsner Prazdroj, Staropramen Breweries, Heineken ČR, Budweiser Budvar, Lobkowicz Breweries, and PMS Přerov — are joined by 29 independent breweries (such as Svijany, Bernard, Samson etc.) and approximately 400 mini-breweries and restaurant breweries, producing up to 10,000 hectolitres of beer. The mini-breweries represent about 2% of all domestic consumption.