End of Summer Brings Beer Festivals
The city of Pilsen was not named after the beer which is brewed here. On the contrary, the city of Pilsen gave its name to the famous bottom fermented lagers which are brewed all over the world and which carry the proud name of pils or pilsner. If you travel to Pilsen, book some time for the guided tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the Brewery Museum, beer spa and many other pleasant locations where one of the best beers in the world is served. You can also apply for a course in beer-tapping directly in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. For beer lovers, we recommend connecting the visit of the city with some of the beer festivals. Their season starts with the end of the summer.
Sun in Glass (September 15th -16th)
The festival of mini-breweries called Sun in Glass takes place in the beer yard in Černice. Originally, the location is a historically listed area which was gradually joined with the city of Pilsen. The area is a pleasant place located in the original village square. This year’s festival will be special as it is the tenth year of the festival. Therefore, the festival is planned for two days. Look forward to tens of various beer brews from number of small-scale breweries from many places in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. Cultural programme, beer competitions and music performances will help to create the right festive atmosphere.
Pilsner Fest (October 7th)
Every year Pilsner Fest is a grandiose celebration of the first beer brew of the Pilsner Urquell beer. This year’s festival celebrates the 175th anniversary of the event which significantly influenced and in many ways completely changed the future of the city together with the phenomenon of beer brewing. The Pilsen recipe for beer brewing is still used for 70% of beer production all around the world. The programme of this year’s Pilsner Fest offers not only great beer but also spectacular music performances on several stages. You can enjoy the festival either directly in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery or in the historical city centre. Plan your visit to Pilsen for October 7th and let’s raise our glasses to good health and even better beer.