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Czech Politico Brews Up “Queer Beer” For Prague Pride. But What’s The Carb Count?

One of the many things we love about Europe is their ability to solve problems through drinking.

Though Czech President Václav Klaus and chancellor Petr Hajek have made statements attacking Prague Pride, Klaus’ office director, Ladislav Jakl, has whipped up a batch of “gay beer” in honor of the ongoing LGBT festival, which wraps up on Sunday.

Its name is BuQicák. It has a four-percent alcohol content, a pink color and a sweet taste,” the news server reported. “It can apparently be drunk warm.”

There’s a few nods to gays in the beer’s creation:

1. “Bukvice,” is Czech slang for a gay man , akin to “faggot,”  while “bur?ák” is a fermented wine that’s usually served in in August. Combining the two words translates (loosely) to “faggot wine”—or “queer beer.”

2. “Teplý,” Czech for “warm,” is also a slang word for a homosexual—”hence the reference to serving BuQicák warm.”

3. The letter q is rarely used in the Czech language, so the use of a capital Q in BuQi?ák is likely a nod to the Anglo term “queer.”

We can’t tell if Jakl and his buddies are seriously joining in the celebration, making fun of the festival (Jakl has said he was against “presenting sexuality in this form”) or just trying to make a cheap buck. But we’d sure like to try that brew! And it’s right in keeping with Prague Pride’s inaugural theme: “Drink Beer, Be Queer.” (Seriously, that’s the slogan.)

If any Queerty readers in Prague try BuQicák, let us know how it tastes in the comments!


Source: Czech Position

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  • Schlukitz

    Oh dear! Queer Beer.

    What will they think of next?

  • Henry

    “Its name is BuQicák.”


  • arbiter

    Now that is my kind of slogan!

  • Vinci S.

    More second-hand reporting from Queerty.

    I love how you left out the part where the beer was introduced on the International Day Against Homophobia.

    Or did you not read that far down?

    But that didn’t stop you from posing the question if the brewer was 1) being serious, 2) making fun of festival or 3) making a cheap buck.

    You have a resident commenter who can understand Czech. Morons.

    Why do you care what it tastes like? Do you even read your comments section? You guys are like a bunch of automatons.

  • David Gervais

    I found this at:
    To me it looks like either a beer review site or a brewer’s description of their products.

    Po. 06 ?erven 2011 tom Bez komentá??

    Pivní styl: Witbier(Queerbier)

    Pivovar: Pivovarský d?m Chýn?

    M?sto: Hostivice

    Obsah alk.: 4 % Obj.

    Ho?kost: —- EBU

    EPM: 11 ° plato

    Barva: R?žovou?ká EBC

    Sládek: Tomík Mikulica

    Autor receptu: Pé?a Buriánek

    Složení: Voda,plze?ský humnový slad, pšeni?ný slad, nesladovaná pšenice, chmel Sládek, ibiškový kv?t, pomeran?ová k?ra, koriandr, bukvice léka?ská(p?íšern? zdravá bylina), pivovarské kvasinky svrchního kvašení US 05


    V následující tabulce m?žete dát tomuto pivu, dle svých zkušeností body. Hodnotíme zde t?i základní senzorické smysly. V?ni, barvu a chu?. Z nich je následn? po?ítána pr?m?rná známka.
    Pozn. ?ím více hv?zdi?ek, tím lepší.
    Celkový dojem
    Celkové hodnocení: 8.0 z 10 možných, (1 hlas)

    Anyone out there who can translate?

  • David Gervais

    Opps… It appeared with the correct character set when I posted it.

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