In 1842, at our brewery in Plzeň, brewer Josef Groll
introduced the world to the first golden ‘pilsner’ lager, and
changed beer forever. His invention soon became the
most popular style of beer on the planet.
BREWED THE ORIGINAL WAY
We’ve brewed Pilsner Urquell in the same brewery using
the same recipe for over 175 years. Today, we still insist on using traditional methods, like triple decoction and parallel brewing
in wooden lagering barrels. It takes longer but means
we never compromise on our taste.
WANT TO SEE HOW WE MAKE THE WORLD’S FIRST PILSNER?
You’re always welcome to tour our brewery.
In September we also host an Origins Tour in the
Saaz hops fields in Žatec.
AND PERFECTLY POURED
A thick head of dense, wet foam seals in the freshness, protects our delicate flavours from oxygen and creates the perfect balance in our beer, so every sip tastes perfect.
In Czech we say ‘the Brewer brews the beer and the Tapster makes the beer. Our Brewmaster is responsible for the quality of the ingredients, for the brewing, and for the final taste of Pilsner.
SO IT’S FRESH AND FULL OF FLAVOUR
SWEETNESS AND BITTERNESS
Pilsner Urquell’s signature flavour balances sweetness from the triple-decocted malt, and bitterness from our Saaz hops.
The thick head of dense wet foam adds smoothness
and seals in flavour and aroma.
REFRESHING, RICH AND
FULL OF FLAVOUR
In every sip of Pilsner Urquell you’ll notice a refreshing crispness from natural carbonation, then subtle caramel tones and a clean finish with a pleasing hoppy bitterness.
BREWED THE SAME WAY SINCE 1842
During the brewing process, we heat a portion of our mash three times to add more flavour and colour to our beer. This is called triple decoction.
SWEET MORAVIAN BARLEY,
BITTER SAAZ HOPS, SOFT
We’ve only ever used 100% Czech ingredients to brew our beer so we can be sure it tastes the same as it did in 1842.