On October 26, 1991 Stanislav Bernard, Josef Vávra and Rudolf Šmejkal won an auction for the small privatization of the bankrupt brewery in Humpolec, established in the 16th century. It did not take long for the Family brewery in Humpolec and BERNARD beer to become a well-known premium brand throughout the entire Czech Republic.
To distinguish our beer from the beers on the Czech market, we chose to make honest traditional unpasteurized beer, brewed with craftsmen skill from the best ingredients. Thanks to its traditional procedures, BERNARD beer is stands out for its harmony of fullness and bitterness. Since 2000, the brewery has been part of a join-stock company and in July of 2001, it increased its registered capital with the entry of strategic partners Duvel Moortgat from the Kingdom of Belgium.
The BERNARD Family brewery in Humpolec continues to grow, not only due to the success of its products. We are currently in the process of establishing an iconic brand, which you will be able to become familiar with not only throughout the Czech Republic, but also in many countries worldwide. The final statistics of 2009 exceeded 200 thsd. hl of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer and export to 26 countries.