Traditional Bohemian-style lagers,
Bohem Brewery was founded in early 2017, by Petr Skocek and Zdenek Kudr.
We are Czech expats, exclusively brewing traditional Bohemian lagers, in London.
Bohem could not keep up with demand at our old brewery in Whittington Road, so moved into new premises on an industrial estate on West Road, N17, in January 2018, with the official opening in June.
We imported a new, bespoke brew-house, standard fermenters and conical tanks from Prostejov, in the Czech Republic, and hired a new brewer, from Brevnov Monastery Brewery.
Our ethos is to treat lager with the respect it deserves.
As such, we only work with high-end beer retailers, who can store and serve the beer properly, and have enthusiastic and trained staff, who can pass that knowledge onto their customers. You can see a sample of our client list on this site.
Co-founder and Head Brewer
Petr is originally from Pilsner, so no prizes for guessing his favourite beer style!
He moved to London in 2005, after graduation. Petr’s original goal was the USA, but his father had a friend in the UK, who could arrange work, and he’s been here ever since! After moving to London, Petr found British pub beer too expensive, so started home-brewing in 2012.
He met Zdenek at a party in late 2015, and was able to proudly confessing that he had brewed the beer they were both enjoying!
That meeting would eventually lead to Bohem’s birth…
If you would like to stock Bohem, please get in touch with Petr, using these details: Contact
Zdenek drove trucks across Europe, before he followed his heart, and moved to London in 2010 to pursue a romantic relationship.
Although that liaison didn’t last, he fell in love with The Big Smoke instead and stayed, ultimately starting his own Lettings agency for Czechs and Slovaks arriving in the capital.
After the fateful party above, he provided the organization and entrepreneurial drive to combine with Petr’s brewing skills.
Brewmaster Matěj joined us from Břevnov Monastery Brewery, one of the oldest micro-‘s in the Czech Republic, when Bohem expanded into the new premises in Tottenham.
At High School, he gained his Maturita certificate, similar to A-Levels, in Food Technology, specializing in brewing beer. Upon joining Břevnov, Matěj brewed many different styles but found he was particularly excited by lagers, and so wanted to specialize in that area.
Matěj works at the Brewery, in close partnership with Petr . We hope you enjoy their special, irregular Brewers’ Releases.
Marek is our Chief Tapster, or Hlavní Výčepní
“Quality beer consists of 3 inseparable parts: the brewer, the line and the Tapster”.
He is a Certified Pilsner Urquell Tapster and has over 20 years experience in the Czech Republic, and latterly at Galvin Hop in Spitalfields.
Marek currently runs our tap-room in Myddleton Road, where he will gladly demonstrate the four different pours of lager in the Czech Republic, each with increasing amounts of foam and decreasing amounts of natural CO2 in the beer.
Ultimately, he will actively manage the expansion of further retail sites.