Beer aficionados from all over the world make the trek to the Czech Republic every October for the annual Pilsner Fest considered one of the 6 alternatives to Oktoberfest in Europe, an event that shouldn’t be missed if you’re a fan of this delicious golden nectar. The festival is held around October 5th, a momentous day for beer, as it marks the birth of the Pilsner Urquell back in 1842, the first blond lager that is the parent of many beers consumed around the world today.
Learn about the almost forgotten craft of traditional beer brewing under the supervision of amazing brew masters. Even if you’ve got your own craft beer brewery at home, you’ll definitely pick up a thing or two here that will make you appreciate beer even more. The grand festival will have fresh Pilsner Urquell beer on tap as well as other premium Czech beers not found anywhere else in the world, and you’re invited to drink as much of it as you can while reveling in the lively atmosphere and music from Czech bands. One of the most exciting aspects of the Pilsner Fest is the brewery tour, where you get to taste beer varieties that have taken the world by storm. Better yet, sample the unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beers straight from the oak barrel.
In between sips of beer, indulge in mouthwatering bites prepared by talented chefs; both traditional Czech dishes as well as international food that has been carefully curated to pair well with beer to deliver a world-class gastronomic experience for all.
‘Traditional beer, modern food, and the vibrant Czech culture: for beer fans, it doesn’t get better than the Pilsner Fest.’
The Pilsner Fest will be held at U Prazdroje, 7, 301 00 Pilsen Plzeň-City District, Czech Republic. Admissions are free of charge. Attendees interested in joining a brewery tour will need to reserve in advance.
The Czech Republic is a small country, and traveling anywhere within the borders will take you no longer than 5 hours on a car. Many visitors prefer to get around by renting a car, which offers a much quicker transit time between locations compared to the Czech train system. Other transportation options include bus, caravans, motorhomes, and motorcycles.
Even during the Pilsner Fest, keep in mind that the Czech Republic has a zero-tolerance rule when it comes to drinking and driving, so stay safe!
Plzeň has a wonderful selection of hotels, but for convenience it’s recommended to book lodging near the brewery on the map below.
Plzeň is a town synonymous to beer, so your indulgence in beer doesn’t have to end once the festival culminates. Spend your days and nights visiting bars and breweries; a fun and educational way to learn about the unique beer made in the Czech Republic. Visit the Beer Museum, regarded as one of the world’s best beer museums, housed in a 15th century brew house. Drop by the Pilsen Historical Underground where you can spend an hour learning about the traditional beer-making process in an area where the facilities have been untouched since the medieval times.
Geek out at the Techmania Science Centre, an interactive museum funded by the automobile manufacturer Skoda. Both kids and adults alike will enjoy the attractions on display, spread out in a museum over 3,000 square meters large!
Pilsner Fest will be brewing on October 5, 2019.
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