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A brewery can be a building or place that produces large quantities of beer.
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Following significant improvements in the efficiency of the steam engine in 1765, industrialization of beer became a reality. Further innovations in the brewing process came about with the introduction of the thermometer in 1760 and hydrometer in 1770, which allowed brewers to increase efficiency and attenuation.

Prior to the late 18th century, malt was primarily dried over fires made from wood, charcoal, or straw, and after 1600, from coke.

In general, none of these early malts would have been well shielded from the smoke involved in the kilning process, and consequently, early beers would have had a smoky component to their flavours; evidence indicates that maltsters and brewers constantly tried to minimize the smokiness of the finished beer. .

Prior to Prohibition, there were thousands of breweries in the United States, mostly brewing heavier beers than modern US beer drinkers are used to. Beginning in 1920, most of these breweries went out of business, although some converted to soft drinks and other businesses. Bootlegged beer was often watered down to increase profits, beginning a trend, still on-going today, of the American palate preferring weaker beers. Consolidation of breweries and the application of industrial quality control standards have led to the mass-production and the mass-marketing of huge quantities of light lagers. .

Many European nations have unbroken brewing traditions dating back to the earliest historical records. Beer is an especially important drink in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland , and the UK, with nations such as France, the Scandinavian countries, the Czech Republic, and others having strong and unique brewing traditions with their own history, characteristic brewing methods, and styles of beer. .

European breweries brew the full range of beers, from ancient styles such as the spontaneously-fermented iambics of Belgium; the lagers, dark beers, wheat beers and more of Germany; to the UK's stouts, mild’s, pale ales, bitters, and the recently created British traditional brewer's answer to light continental lagers, the golden ale. Traditional brewing techniques are still very widely used in Europe, for the sake of maintaining the quality of the final product which suffers if brewed using the more efficient industrial processes which have been developed in modern times. .

European breweries include the largest multinationals to the smallest microbreweries, and the continent probably has a wider range of brewing traditions, styles, and individual beers than any other region. .

In some parts of the world, breweries that had begun as a family business by Germans or other European émigrés grew into large companies, often passing into hands with more concern for profits than traditions of quality, resulting in a degradation of the product. .

In 1953, New Zealander Morton W. Coutts developed the technique of continuous fermentation. Coutts patented his process which involves beer flowing through sealed tanks, fermenting under pressure, and never coming into contact with the atmosphere, even when bottled. His process is used by Guinness. Marston's Brewery in Burton on Trent, on the other hand, still uses open wooden Burton Union sets for fermentation in order to maintain the quality and flavour of its beers, while Belgium's lambic brewers go so far as to expose their brews to outside air in order to pick up the natural wild yeasts which ferment the wort. Traditional brewing techniques protect the beer from oxidation by maintaining a carbon dioxide blanket over the wort as it ferments into beer. .

Today, the brewing industry is a huge global business, consisting of several multinational companies, and regional breweries. Advances in refrigeration, international and transcontinental shipping, marketing and commerce have resulted in an international marketplace, where the consumer has literally hundreds of choices between various styles of local, regional, national and foreign beers.

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The Castle Brewery with a malthouse established in 1570.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/11/2014

last visited: never

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BreweriesBrewery Strakonice, CZ Strakonický pivovar

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Meštanský pivovar Strakonice Burgess Brewery Strakonice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kladina

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/5/2009

last visited: 5/3/2014

Image for Meštanský pivovar ve Vimperku /// Burghers´ Brewery in Vimperk (CZ)view gallery

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BreweriesMeštanský pivovar ve Vimperku /// Burghers´ Brewery in Vimperk (CZ)

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Meštanský pivovar byl jedním ze dvou proslulých Vimperských pivovaru. Pivo varil do roku 1946. /// This brewery was one of the famous breweries in Vimperk. The brewery was closed in 1946.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ursus PiPa

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/5/2011

last visited: 11/14/2013

Image for pivovar pravovárecného meštanstva / Town Brewery, Klatovy, Czech republicview gallery

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Breweriespivovar pravovárecného meštanstva / Town Brewery, Klatovy, Czech republic

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Brewery in the Baroque building of the former Jesuit seminary was founded in 1818 / Pivovar v barokní budove bývalého jezuitského semináre, založen v roce 1818.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/22/2011

last visited: never

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BreweriesSchmieduv pivovar - Vlachovo Brezí, okres Prachatice, CZ

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Pivovar založený roku 1856 / Pivovar založený roku 1856.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/12/2014

last visited: never

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BreweriesPrávovárecný meštanský pivovar, Písek, Czech republic

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Obecní pivovar v prostorách bývalého hradu / Town Brewery in the former castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/3/2012

last visited: 4/5/2015

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BreweriesHrabecí Herbersteinský pivovar - Vlachovo Brezí, okres Prachatice, CZ

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The brewery founded in 1690 by Ulrich of Malovic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/12/2014

last visited: never

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The brewery founded before 1587 by Christopher from Roupov / Pivovar založený pred rokem 1587 za Kryštofa st. z Roupova.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/15/2011

last visited: 6/4/2014

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BreweriesMeštanský pivovar - Vodnany, okres Strakonice, CZ

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Meštanský pivovar, který ve Vodnanech fungoval v letech 1336 - 1944 / The town brewery, which in Vodnany worked in years 1336-1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: never

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BreweriesPivovar Protivín - Protivín, okres Písek, CZ

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The brewery established 1598.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: never

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BreweriesPivovar Purkmistr, PM, CZ, EU

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Brewery Purkmistr in Pilsen Cernice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 1/2/2011

last visited: 3/29/2014

Image for brewery / meštanský (právovarecný) pivovar, Rokycany, Czech republicview gallery

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The former brewery from the beggining of the 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/11/2011

last visited: 6/6/2014

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BreweriesPlzenský Prazdroj, Plzen (Pilsen, Czech Republic, EU)

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Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. is the leading beer producer in Central Europe and the largest exporter of Czech beer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member torfik

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/19/2009

last visited: 4/20/2015

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Brewery, mentioned in 16. century, in work till WWI / Puvovar zminován v 16. století, fungoval do první svetové války.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/10/2012

last visited: 11/12/2013

Image for Knížecí Colloredo-Mansfeldský parostrojní pivovar / steam engine brewery, Dobríš, Czech republicview gallery

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BreweriesKnížecí Colloredo-Mansfeldský parostrojní pivovar / steam engine brewery, Dobríš, Czech republic

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Pivovar z r. 1879 vybudovaný knížetem Colloredo-Mannsfeldem / The brewery build in 1879 by Prince Colloredo-Mansfeld.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/10/2012

last visited: 5/26/2013

Image for zámecký pivovar / chateau brewery, Lochovice, Czech republicview gallery

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Brewerieszámecký pivovar / chateau brewery, Lochovice, Czech republic

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První písemná zmínka o zdejším pivovaru je z roku 1550. Výroba ukoncena okolo roku 1932 / The first written evidence of the local brewery is from 1550. Production was discontinued around 1932.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 1/30/2012

last visited: never

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Burgess Brewery in New Knín already documented in 1558 / Meštanský pivovar v Novém Kníne doložen již roku 1558.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/30/2012

last visited: never

Image for Meštanský pivovar / City brewery, Tábor, Czech republicview gallery

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BreweriesMeštanský pivovar / City brewery, Tábor, Czech republic

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Meštanský pivovar fungoval v prostorách hradu Kotnova od roku 1612. Po roku 1863 modernizován a v roce 1981 zrušen / Brewery worked in the castle of Kotnov since 1612. In 1863 modernized and in 1981 ended production.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 1/6/2012

last visited: 7/20/2014

Image for Mestský pivovar  - Ceský Krumlov, CZview gallery

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BreweriesMestský pivovar - Ceský Krumlov, CZ

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The city brewery was founded on the site of the older houses in 1578, production here was closed in 1949.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: 4/22/2015

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Brewery founded in the years 1625-1630, is still functional. It offers guided tours and own tapped beer in a nearby restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: never

Image for Meštanský pivovar / City brewery, Veselí nad Lužnicí, Czech republicview gallery

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BreweriesMeštanský pivovar / City brewery, Veselí nad Lužnicí, Czech republic

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The brewery founded in the 15th century and closed down in 1901.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/3/2012

last visited: never

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NN75.5 km

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BreweriesPivovar Berounský medved / Beroun's bear brewery

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Soukromy domaci pivovar v Beroune / Private home brewery in Beroun

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member messekuba

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/29/2011

last visited: 1/18/2014

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Pivovar v Chýnove byl založen v roce 1581 / Chýnov Brewery founded in 1581.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/11/2013

last visited: never

Image for Panský pivovar, Mladá Vožice, Czech republicview gallery

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Pivovar založen pred r. 1579 / Brewery founded before the year 1579.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/11/2013

last visited: never

Image for Bohemia Regent Brewery / Pivovar Bohemia Regent (Trebon - Czech Republic)view gallery

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BreweriesBohemia Regent Brewery / Pivovar Bohemia Regent (Trebon - Czech Republic)

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Bohemia Regent Brewery (founded in 1379), located in a complex of historic buildings in the medieval centre of town Trebon, belongs among the oldest continuously working breweries in the Central Europe...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/7/2011

last visited: 9/15/2013

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