Beer tour Prague is introducing Pilsner Urquell to you.

Pilsner Urquell is the best light bottom-fermented lager in the world and a legend among beers:

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In 1842, the light bottom-fermented lager known as Pilsner beer (also pilsener or simply pils) went down in the history books. With the privilege to brew beer, the townsfolk of the town of Pilsen founded and built the Municipal Brewery. The first batch of the lager which later conquered the world under the name Pilsner Urquell saw the light of day on 5 October 1842. It was brewed by the brewer Josef Groll in what was then the Municipal Brewery. His invention soon became the most popular style of beer on the planet. Pilsner Urquell is the world’s first pilsner beer type.


The combination of brighter malt prepared by English technology, Pilsen’s remarkably soft water, local Saaz noble hops from nearby Žatec and Bavarian-style lagering produced a clear, golden beer that was regarded as a sensation. Pilsner Urquell’s signature flavour balances sweetness from the triple-decocted malt, and bitterness from Saaz hops. The alcohol strength of beers Pilsner Urquell is 4.4% (by volume) and the best temperature is between 5-8 degrees Celsius. Today the brewery produces filtered and pasteurized beer (in the beer kegs) and filtered and unpasteurized beer (in the beer tanks).

Pilser Urquell and Prague

In April 1843 the Prague tailor Jakub Pinkas bring in two buckets of Pilsen lager for Prague. Mr. Jakub Pinkas soon finished as a tailor and became a landlord, founding the tradition of the most famous Old Czech pub called U Pinkasu. The lager had quickly gained popularity both at home and abroad for its zesty and distinctive hops taste.

Pilsner Urquell in the world

In 1853, the beer was available in 35 pubs in Prague, in 1856 came to Vienna and in 1862 to Paris. Improving transport and communications also meant that this new beer was soon available throughout Europe. In 1873 Pilsner lager is being exported regularly to North America. And by the end of the 19th century has reached Latin America, Africa and the Middle East as well. The Pilsner style of brewing was soon widely imitated.

Beer tour Prague and Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell is a legend among beers. We will try to show you why this is so, what makes it so, what is necessary for it to continue to be so, and what kind of atmosphere you can experience in pubs where they best care for this national gem of ours.

Cheers for the Pilsner Urquell!