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Svec Czech Half Dark Lager

In 1948 a young, educated entrepreneur named Jaroslav Foukal was forced from his home in Czechoslovakia, fleeing for his survival as Communism swept the country. Landing in Montreal with little more than a suitcase, resiliency and personal fortitude, he began the long journey of building a successful life. Fast-forward two generations and his grandson is now our Head Brewer. Thank you Jaroslav!

Young Lions

Our Young Lions series of beers are all conceived, created and crafted by the next generation of brewers at Hoyne. Brewmaster Sean Hoyne lends his experience and knowledge to help them experiment with the art of brewing craft beer – much in the same way that Frank Appleton shared his experience with Sean.

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Beer Type

Czech Half-Dark Lager


Year Round







Available Formats

Kegs 50L / 20L
Growlers 2L / 1L
Cans 473ml / 355ml


Svec is our interpretation of the Czech answer to the famous amber hued Austrian lagers: strikingly bold, yet elegant and refined.

Featured Malts

Moravian Floor Malted PilsnerMunich and Caramel Maltsand a pinch of Rye

Featured Hops

Czech SaazSladek

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