Masoliver is expanding its portfolio with the incorporation of a new Czech beer brand: Bernard.
Created in 1991 in the town of Humpolec (Czech Republic), it’s an unpasteurised Premium Lager beer that is marketed in more than 35 countries around the world, with production totalling 315,000 HL in 2016.
Stanislav Bernard, Josef Vávra and Rudolf Šmejkal won a tender to privatise the small bankrupt brewery, Humpolec, open since 1597. Bernard beer soon became a premium brand renowned throughout the country.
Bernard makes its own barley malt in a traditionally. This method consists of fermenting the beer separately and then maturing it in the cellars. When the right moment comes, the beer is filtered at a constant temperature of 2°C by means of a special microbial filter that traps all the microorganisms. The beer does not change in terms of its aroma, colour or taste. It preserves all its nutritional and healthful values.
Bernard beer is distinctive in that it’s an honest, traditional and unpasteurised beer. Carefully brewed by artisans using traditional methods and the finest local ingredients, Bernard is characterised by the balance between the malt and the hops.
What makes Bernard stand out from other brands of beer?
- A unique recipe
- Exceptional ingredients
- High-quality malt created at our own malt farm in Rajhrad, a town in Brno-Country District, where traditional manufacturing methods are preserved.
- We use only the highest quality Czech hops, thus achieving the right degree of bitterness
- We grow our own yeast
- We use our own Czech-Moravian highland water, which has the ideal attributes for brewing beer
- We separate the main fermentation and allow it to mature in a lager cellar
- Micro-filtration is the only stabilisation procedure for the final treatment of the beer, preserving its aroma, colour and flavour, the features that make Bernard a truly exceptional beer
- Our lagers are not pasteurised
With this new incorporation, Masoliver has entered the market for craft beer, a style of drink that is becoming increasingly popular.