Serving unpasteurised Tank Beer direct from the brewery cellars in the Czech Republic, experience the unique, exquisite taste of Pilsner Urquell at its very best.
Fancy learning a little more about beer?
See what it takes to become a Pilsner Urquell Tapster by pouring your own Czech style serve alongside experts. Brew Master Vaclav Berka and Beer Master Robert Lobovsky who will also be on hand, sharing the secrets of the unique brewing process, which has remained unchanged in their 175 years of brewing.
Join a unique food pairing experience at a Brewers and Makers Workshop, where you will enjoy artisan food pairings to perfectly match three Czech style serves.
Brewers and Makers Masterclasses can be booked at the Pilsner Urquell stand and will be sold on the respective day.
Pilsner Urquell is the worlds original Pilsner, brewed the same way since 1842 by Josef Groll.
Brewed in the city of Plzeň, Czech Republic, Pilsner Urquell is clear and refreshing with a hint of caramel sweetness and fragrant, balanced hop bitterness. Josef took Moravian barley and turned it into golden malt. He mixed that malt with soft water from Plzen and added aromatic Bohemian Saaz hops. Then to bring it all together he used a special ‘bottom-fermenting’ yeast strain, which he left in the golden liquid in the cold brewery cellars for five weeks.
Together these ingredients combine to create the original Pilsner from Plzeň.
Behind the walls of the Pilsner Urquell brewery, over the last 40 years, Josef Hruza has led a team of eight ‘Coopers’. Coopers are our keepers of the craft, creating handcrafted oak casks where Pilsner Urquell matures. It’s the only remaining team of Coopers in Central Europe, highlighting how dedicated we are to ensuring the authenticity of our beer as well as how important it is to preserve crafts like this, which are in danger of being lost.
Our original ‘Coopers House’ was opened in 1842, the year the brewery was founded, although Coopering originated much earlier, in the eighth century. The Coopers create each barrel using traditional methods preserved and passed on from generation to generation.