Kout in the Bohemian Forest

 Kout Brewery was probably founded after disappearance of Rýzmberk castle during the 30 year war. In those days first beer from Kout was brewed and the history of “Kout na Šumavě” Brewery began.
 First written records are however dated later in the first years of the 18th century. Records mention the year of 1736 as the foundation year. The brewery bloomed in the era when it belonged to the earl kin of Stadions when it was gradually expanded to current shape.
 When the Stadion kin died off at the beginning of the 20th century, the brewery changed proprietary repeatedly and from 1924 until the end of World War II it belonged to the Schönborn kin.

Kout Brewery                             Source: archive of Kout Brewery