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22 February 2017

Pilsner Urquell celebrate originality and craftsmanship with Draft House and Cumbrian Speciality Meats

In collaboration with Draft House, Pilsner Urquell, the original Pilsner from Plzeň, Czech Republic is partnering with artisan farmers, Cumbrian Speciality Meats to offer Londoners the finest beer and burger experience on 27 February and 1 March 2017. This limited release event marks the continuation of a partnership in which Pilsner Urquell joins forces with artisanal food makers across the UK to create original beer and food pairing collaborations.

Each guest will experience Pilsner Urquell unpasteurised Tank Beer, which is brought in overnight - directly from the brewery in Plzeň and see first-hand what it takes to become a Pilsner Urquell Tapster by pouring their own Czech style pint, guided via Beer Master, Robert Lobovsky.   Attendees will also enjoy an interactive food pairing experience at the ‘Brewers & Makers’ masterclass with Artisan Butcher, Andrew Sharp, and will be invited to make their own burger using the finest Galloway Beef from Cumbrian Speciality Meats.

In the hour long experience, each guest will savour the taste of three different cuts of Galloway beef, individually paired with the three unique Czech style serves, each offering their own distinct taste profile.


  • Hladinka (smooth) is the classic Czech way to pour Pilsner Urquell with half of the pint comprised of foam. This results in a perfectly balanced beer that is neither flat nor over-carbonated.
  • Na dvakrát (crisp) has the least amount of foam of all the classic Pilsner pours. With a considerably smaller head, this style of pouring helps enhance the refreshing carbonation of the beer, which makes the flavour bright and refreshing.
  • Mliko (milk) is the closest thing you will get to a Pilsner ice cream and is made up of mostly foam, which may seem unusual but the result is a smooth and creamy pour.


"Robert Lobovsky, Beer Master says: “Pilsner Urquell is a perfect match when it comes to beer and food pairing. The balance of fuller flavours and Saaz hops cut through heat of chilli, through natural fats and oils in cheese, meat and fish and contrast well against chocolate and other sweet items. It also has a stunning clean finish, leaving your palate refreshed and ready for another mouthful.”