CELIA is proud to be brewed by the Žatecky brewery located in the historic Czech town Žatec. Brewing in the Žatec town dates back as far as 1004 but by the end of the 18th century, the original Žatec breweries were not able to cover the full market demand for beer so a new brewery was built in 1797. The CELIA brewery’s cornerstone was laid on 20 June 1798 on the site of a royal castle. After two years of construction, brewing began on 26 July 1800 and the brewery produced 840 kegs containing 4,200,000 litres of beer.
This history and heritage still remains part of the CELIA brewing process today with CELIA hand-crafted during its journey through our brewery. The malted barley is released to the mashing tun and wort is transferred by manual control. Our straining taps are opened and closed and hops are dosed manually by hand ensuring our hand-on approach is felt throughout the brewing process.