Pilsner – originating in the Czech city of Pilsen the Pilsner is a type of pale lager first brewed in the mid 19th century. The world’s first blond lager, the original Pilsner Urquell, is still brewed there today.

The city of Pilsen’s brewing history date’s back to the end of the 13th century, but until the 1840’s most of the beers produced there were top fermented. It was in 1839 that the city opened its own brewery Měšťanský pivovar Plzeň, which translates to the Citizen’s Brewery, now known as Pilsner Urquell. Recruiting Josef Groll to work for the brewery, he began experimenting with paler malts and newer techniques, and developed his first pale lager batch in October of 1842

Below are some of the Pilsner’s we have tried and reviewed.

The Pilsner’s

Italian Pilsners are the new beers of summer

Featured Image Credit: Hop Culture // Photo courtesy of Oxbow Brewing Don’t sleep on Italian Pilsners you hop heads, there is in indeed, another great option for a light, and crisp style of beer to sip on (especially in this heat). Maybe take a break from those Mexican Lagers, and shift your focus from all […]

12 Beers of Christmas Day 11/12: Pyrite Pilsner and Sandstone Stout

Quarry Brewing’s 12 Beers of a Christmas has come to a close with features of their “Pyrite Pilsner,” and the “Sandstone Stout.” This has been a fun experience for the holidays, and something to add to my brewery ‘reputa’. I wanted to take this time to say thanks for the great owners Chuck and his […]

12 Beers of Christmas Day 4: Coffee Pilsner

Chuck Schnabel’s “Coffee Pilsner”, is one of my favorites so far from the 12 Beers of Christmas series at Quarry Brewing. I have to admit this Coffee Pilsner is one of the most unique beers I’ve had in a minute. When you think coffee, you think dark, and this brew is as light as can […]


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