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Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell

Beer has been brewed in Plzeň since shortly after the town’s foundation in 13th century. In 1838, a group of the Plzeň citizens with brewing rights decided to build jointly a new a modern brewery and so ensure production of high-quality beer.

THE PLZEŇSKÝ PRAZDROJ BREWERY

Beer has been brewed in Plzeň since shortly after the town’s foundation in 13th century. In 1838, a group of the Plzeň citizens with brewing rights decided to build jointly a new a modern brewery and so ensure production of high-quality beer. On 5 October 1842, the master brewer Josef Groll, using the revolutionary bottom- fermenting method, brew the first light lager of its kind in the world of the brand Pilsner Urquell. Beer brands designated “pils” or “pilsner” are many, but the only one original recognised as such all over the world is Pilsner Urquell. Annual Pilsner Fests are organised by the brewery to celebrate the anniversary of the first brew in 1842. On these occasions, the spacious brewery p remises host concerts and public amusements that attract around 60,000 visitors every year. Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. is the leader in the Czech beer market and with exports to 50 countries all over the world the biggest Czech beer exporter. The key beer brands marketed by Plzeňský Prazdroj in Czech Republic are Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Radegast and Velkopopovický Kozel. The Plzeňský Prazdroj Group is part of the international company SABMiller plc, one of the biggest in the world. Pilsner Urquell is a flagship brand among the beers marketed by the SABMiller company

Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery & Brewery Museum!

Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tours: Get acquainted with the secret of the unique procedure of brewing Pilsner Urquell beer, visit the labyrinth of the brewery cellars where the traditional production of beer still takes place – the beer ferments and matures here in oak vets and barrels. You can also see an exhibition featuring the coopers´ workshop.

„Na Spilce“ Restaurant: You will find a rich offer of traditional Czech dishes and the excellent Pilsner Urquell beer directly from the source. The restaurant is situated in the brewery courtyard. Brewery Museum: The Brewery Museum is situated in a medieval house that had a brewing permit. It narrates the story of beer since the ancient world to the present. „Na Parkánu“ Pub: Enjoy the Pilsner Urquell beer together with various beer specialities in a pleasant atmosphere of the traditional old time pub situated next to the Brewery Museum. Contact: Pilsner Urquell Brewery, U Prazdroje 7, Plzeň, Czech Republic  (GPS – 49°44‘47.825“N, 13°23‘9.865“E) Brewery Museum, Veleslavínova 6, Plzeň, Czech Republic, : +420 377 062 888, www.prazdroj.cz, e-mail: visits@pilsner.sabmiller.com

 

Last edited by: Beránek Filip (23.06.2010)

 


 

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