This very old brewery in the historical town of Frýdlant is mentioned for the first time in 1381. Since the 16th century its stands on the same premises as today, being named after one of the most famous military leaders of the 30 years war Albrecht von Wallenstein. Albrecht eventually became one of the most powerful nobleman in the Kingdom of Bohemia and established the nearby Frýdlant castle as his stronghold. He was reported to have a passion for the local beer observing the brewery from his castle window. Albrecht lagers have enjoyed great reputation for centuries and this is no coincidence, indeed the very first book on bottom-fermentation in Bohemia was written by local head brewer Josef Daněk in 1852.