I live in this city (Żywiec) but I'm curious as to how you Americans pronounce it? It's nothing like it looks.
This brewery has an interesting history. It was originally owned by the Habsburg family who were Austro-Hungarian Royalty. After the Nazi's invaded in '39 the family were taken into "custody" and the father was tortured, but he didn't give in to their demands. He stood up and proudly said he was Polish.
księżnej (Princess) Marii Krystyny Habsburg still lives in the city today, and she is very interesting to talk to.
Today the brewery is owend by Hiniken and all my friends tell me that the beer isn't as good now as it was 6/7 years ago:(
This one's in English.