In fact the only beer I saw in Katowice was in a couple of first-rate museums, an area where the city excels, along with modern architecture.
Next to the flying saucer of Spodek, on the site of an old coal mine is the Silesian museum.
Free admission on Tuesday to see some enterprising art and social history displays, dominated by the 20th century history walk-through with its classic student bedroom displays (top) and Solidarity exhibition.
The beer in the café here was a bit mainstream, but on the edge of town the Guido Mine provided not only the deepest pub in Europe (320 metres),but also some interesting looking bottles. Limited brewery information, but my best guess is nearby Majer. This is a slick operation every bit as good as The Big Pit or Beamish.
One of those going to the winner of my New Years Eve quiz.
I’d love to tell you the beer tastes better 320 metres under, but I struggled with the on-site bottle opener.