Pilsner Urquell, the original Pilsner, was showcased yesterday in London alongside four artisan food partners as a celebration of craftsmanship and taste. Pilsner Urquell’s Brewmaster, Václav Berka, was in attendance to open the Brewers and Makers event at renowned foodie haven, Borough Market in London by tapping a fresh barrel of cellar released, unfiltered Pilsner Urquell, which has been made the same way, using the same local ingredients, since 1842.
Guests were invited to taste Pilsner Urquell alongside a selection of handpicked foods that highlighted the versatility of the beer, including Moons Green Beer Sticks from Cannon & Cannon, Smoked Salmon from House of Sverre, Wyfe of Bath from Bath Soft Cheese and Dark Chocolate with Chilli from So Chocolicious. Each of the Borough Market traders introduced their produce, explained how it complements the beer and shared their passion and knowledge about their food, its ingredients and provenance.
The event is part of a series that has been created to celebrate authentic food and beer made the right way and the uncompromising craftsmanship and passion that goes into every stage, from the brewing process to the coopering. This ethos is shared by both the food partners involved and Brewmaster Václav Berka, who along with his predecessors, have managed to retain the Pilsner Urquell brewing process and maintain the same high standards for over 170 years.
Annabel Smith, Beer Sommelier comments: “Pilsner Urquell is a perfect match when it comes to beer and food pairing. The perfect 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.”
To learn more about Brewers and Makers, please visit the Pilsner Urquell YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLELEduSSPHVAQERrRqokkbhqLC9a7iIsC.