Lucky Envelope Brewing introduces you to Tmavé Pivo, but what’s that?



Lucky Envelope Brewing introduces some seasonal beers this month. We list them below. Seasonal releases are nothing new for Lucky Envelope, but this month’s lineup includes a tmavé pivo, a very uncommon, historic beer that originated in Europe about 500 years ago. Tmavé Pivo Czech-Style Dark Lager is currently available on tap and in cans at Lucky Envelope Brewing’s taproom.

When most people think of Czech-style beer, they think of pilsner. Tmavé pivo is sometimes referred to as the Czech Republic’s other beer, and it is very much not pilsner. The shortest version, tmavé pivo is a dark, Czech-style lager with roots dating back 500 years. Literally, tmavé pivo means “dark beer” in Czech. Expect a beer that is nearly or totally black and has a rich, robust malt body.

Comparing it to something more familiar, Tmavé Pivo resembles a Munich-style dunkel, but often features a richer body and typically is brewed using a more robust lineup of malted barley—often utilizing five or more different types of barley. Tmavé pivo is brewed to pretty much any strength. The version Lucky Envelope and its collaborators created is a modest 5.2 percent ABV.


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In creating this beer, Lucky Envelope collaborated with partners from near and far: Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing of San Antonio, Texas; renowned Czech beer expert and journalist Evan Rail; Seattle’s own Bottleworks; and Annie Johnson, a local brewer and recognized beer expert.

Here is the beer description from Lucky Envelope, along with this month’s other seasonal beer offering.


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CURRENT SEASONAL BEER OFFERINGS

Beer: Tmavé Pivo Czech-Style Dark Lager (5.2% ABV)

Availability: Currently Available on Draft and 4-Pack Cans ($18)


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Description: Dark lagers are among the most underrated beer styles so we wanted to shine a light on Tmavé Pivo, the hidden gem from in the Czech Republic. We teamed up with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, renowned Czech beer expert and journalist Evan Rail, Bottleworks, and our BFF Annie Johnson to bring you this cross-Atlantic collaboration of epic proportions.

Beer: Galaxy West Coast IPA (6.4% ABV)

Availability: Currently Available on Draft and 4-Pack Cans ($18)

Description: Our crisp, clean West Coast IPA features Galaxy hops dosed during whirlpool, dip, and dry hop additions backed with layers of comet and mosaic.

UPCOMING SEASONAL BEER OFFERINGS

Beer: Gingerbread Cream Stout (6.0% ABV)

Availability: Saturday, November 19th Release on Draft and 4-Pack Cans ($16)

Description: Forget cookies, Santa will want a pint of this sweet, spice-filled Gingerbread Cream Stout on Christmas Eve. Our rich, roasty cream stout base was brewed with gingerbread spices, vanilla, lactose, and real blackstrap molasses to create this quintessential holiday treat.

For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.



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