2nd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics: September 6-8, 2009
Pilsner Urquell Brewery Visit
Pilsner Urquell Brewery visit
Sunday September 6
Busses leaving from Parkhotel around 18:10
Included with the Congress registration fee is a visit to the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery. We will enjoy the local beer and a classic Czech dinner at the Brewery restaurant, Na Spilce. Prior to dinner, there will be a 1-hour tour of the Brewery. The tour only takes a limited number of participants, so please make sure to register for the Congress and check the Brewery Tour box!
With annual sales of more than 1 billion litres domestically and abroad, and with exports to more than 55 countries, Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s., is the leading beer producer in Central Europe and the largest exporter of Czech beer. Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s., is a member of SABMiller plc, the second largest global brewing company worldwide by volume and with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across five continents. Pilsner Urquell, the world's first golden beer that gave its name to a whole new style of beer - Pilsner (pilsner, pils), is the international flagship of the group's brand portfolio.
- 5 October 1842: First brew of Bavarian-type, bottom-fermented beer, or "pale lager".
- 1898: Prazdroj - Urquell trademark created.
- 1913: Output of over 100 million litres of beer, with commercial representation in 34 countries.
- 1999: Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. becomes part of South African Breweries, plc.
- April 2007: The Beverage Testing Institute, a prestigious American organization that provides independent expert reviews of beer, wine and spirits, gives the taste qualities of Pilsner Urquell 93 points, the highest rating ever given to a pilsner-style lager.
Na Spilce Restaurant
This restaurant pleasant seating in the largest Czech pub, with traditional Czech cuisine and excellent beer from Plzeňský Prazdroj.
The restaurant was opened in 1992 on the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Pilsen brewery and is situated in the former fermentation cellar in the brewery complex.
Na Spilce Restaurant serves: Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus 12°, Master tmavý 18°, Master polotmavý 13°, Kozel černý 10° and the non-alcoholic beer Radegast Birell,as well as Czech cuisine and specialities to go with the beer.
Welcome to the Pilsen brewery, the birthplace of the most famous beer in the world: Pilsner Urquell!
In the mid-19th century, the Pilsen brewery sparked a revolution in brewing. For the first time, beer was produced as we know it today - a bitterish beverage with a golden tinge and snow-white head.
Today, the brewery is a lively and dynamic place that links the traditional production of Pilsner Urquell beer with modern brewing technologies. It has become a unique industrial monument, attracting not only beer lovers.
1. Visitor Centre
The tour begins with the newly reconstructed historic building of the former "cooling stokes" from 1868. A dominant feature of the hall is the model of the brewery from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
2. Packaging plant
The brewery tour also includes a tour of the new packaging plant, which has a capacity of 120,000 bottles per hour and is one of the most modern in Europe. You will be taken there by a special brewery bus. For production process reasons, it is not possible to influence the operation of packaging lines. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the packaging lines will be fully functional at the time of the group's visit to the hall.
3. New Pilsner Urquell exhibition
You will be brought to the new exhibition by the largest personal lift in the Czech Republic. After watching a film on the secrets of Pilsner Urquell beer production in the revolving panoramic cinema, you'll be able to learn more about the raw materials in the sensory exhibition.
During the tour you'll have the chance to see brewhouses from three different centuries. You'll visit the historic brewhouse from the beginning of the 20th century and then see the modern brewhouse from 2004. The process to brew authentic Pilsner beer isn't used in any other large brewery in Europe.
5. Halll of Fame
The exhibition located in the brewhouse from the 19th century is devoted to the history of the brewery and memorable milestones from the time of its origin and expansion.
In the brewery cellars beer is still produced today following the traditional method - fermentation in open wood kegs and maturation in oak laying-down barrels. We offer unfiltered and non-pasteurised beer produced by this method for tasting (in accordance with the Act on Protection against Alcoholism and other Addictions No. 37/1989 Coll., we do not serve alcohol to juveniles under the age of 18).