Pilsner Urquell, a Long-Time EBBC Partner, is Hosting “The Brewmaster’s Dinner with Vaclav” on Saturday Evening
The beer for Saturday’s soiree will be driven fresh from the brewery and filled on site for dinner!
Pilsner Urquell has been a major supporter of the European Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference since day one; in fact,Václav Berka, Brewmaster for Pilsner Urquell, has attended each one of the conferences! We greatly appreciate this company’s long-standing support of the conference and the writing world surrounding our favorite subject: beer.
‘The Brewmaster’s Dinner with Vaclav” is Pilsner Urquell’s event at EBBC15 and will showcase the Pilsner Urquell world with beautiful imagery and a Czech look and feel. Pilsner Urquell has celebrated 170+ years of fermentation and Vaclav Berka is only the 6th person in the company’s history to hold the title of Brewmaster. In-line with Pilsner Urquell’s strict process of producing and transporting fresh product, the beer for Saturday’s dinner will be driven fresh from the brewery in the Czech Republic to Brussels and filled on site into one of the Pilsner Urquell Tank bars, ready to be served at dinner.
1842 marked the first year the world’s first “Golden Beer” was drunk. This lager has taken the world by storm and transportation of this beer is fundamental to it’s success. There are many steps to slowing down the aging process when transporting across the globe. The first is by keeping:
- the product refrigerated
- eliminate as much transit time as possible
- protect beer from light exposure.
To uphold these standards, all Pilsner Urquell beer being shipped to distributors arrives to distributors in refrigerated containers within 30 days. For EBBC15 attendees, the beer will arrive within days from the brewery!
The most exciting part of the Saturday dinner menu is the opportunity to learn the Pilsner Urquell Pouring techniques from Vaclav. Dinner guests will be able to pour their own and test what they have learned from their dinner host.
Draft Magazine interviewed Vaclav Berka a few years back. One of their questions speaks to an answer that we feel sums up the culture and passion for beer at Pilsner Urquell and the many, historic breweries we are gearing up to experience at this year’s European Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference:
Were there any secrets passed down from the other brewmasters? (from 2012 Draft Magazine interview)
Beer brewing is a live process that is very well described and precisely managed. Yet, besides all that, every brewmaster must instill his own soul into the beer and leave his imprint in it. That’s the only way beer that has tempted consumers for millennia can retain its charm. And that has, for the past 170 years, been the case for Pilsner Urquell. There is no method for instilling your soul into beer described in any manual: A brewmaster has to learn that from his predecessors. And I admit that I had great teachers
We look forward to learning more about Vaclav Berka’s “soul of beer” on Saturday at the “The Brewmaster’s Dinner with Vaclav” at the Hotel Marivaux!