A beer festival in Pilsen that should not be missed by any fan of the amber nectar.Every year the beer festivals on the premises of the Pilsner Brewery commemorate a famous anniversary: October 4th, the day the first batch of Pilsner Urquell was brewed. They introduce you to the traditional beer-making craft, which you can try for yourself, even in period costumes. You can also look forward to the finale of the international competition Pilsner Urquell Master Bartender, a pleasing music program, and guided tours of the Pilsner Brewery, the Brewery Museum or the Historic Underground. The challenge is to break the record of the number of people joining in a mass toast!
Celebrate Pilsner’s birthday at Pilsner Fest
This year’s popular Pilsner Fest is again scheduled for early October to coincide with the day the famous Pilsen lager came into being. “Pilsner” was first brewed by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll on 5 October 1842. The festival’s vast programme will occupy two stages. The stage in the lower section will focus on a look back in history, showing traditional brewing crafts that visitors will get to try out – even in period costume if they wish. The musical headliner is Čechomor, who will perform with backing from a symphony orchestra.
A tent representing the brand today will be located in the upper section of the venue. The greatest draw will be the international finals of the Pilsner Urquell Master Bartender contest. Mandrage, Kryštof, Sunshine, Firkin and the winner of the “Urquell of Talents” contest will be among the bands to play here. The organisers will brew over 250 hectolitres of beer and bake beer dough pretzels and barley malt bread especially for festival goers.
Brewery tours during Pilsner Fest
Visitors can look forward to a more varied and extensive tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery during the Pilsner Fest. An entirely new route will be opened that will lead visitors to the cooper’s shop to learn more about this nearly forgotten craft. This is followed by a visit to the brewery cellars, where visitors can look forward to a small theater performance and a sampling of Pilsner Urquell tapped directly from oak lager barrels.