Pilsner Urquell Beer, 24 Pack, 11.2 fl. oz. Bottles, 4.4% ABV

Plzen in the Czech Republic was literally born to make beer. When King Wenceslas II of Bohemia founded the city in 1295, he granted its 260 households the right to make beer. For hundreds of years, this worked great. Yet as might expect with this many home brewers, quality varied over time. It was easy to get beer, but not so easy to get good beer. In 1838, several of the more enthusiastic brewers in town declared 36 barrels undrinkable and dumped them out in front of the town hall. This drove the brewing households to join forces and collectively build a brewery- The Citizens Brewery of Plzen. The idea was to create a state of the art brewery to put in place a series of new beer making practices that were making their way across central Europe, such as the production of pale malt. Under the main building they dug a network of ice-cooled tunnels for another new technique called laagering (from the German 'lager'- to store). Four years later they revealed a golden clear, crisp, light-bodied beer that blew the doors off the dark and cloudy beers of the time. Pilsner Urquell is still brewed in the same brewery with the same soft Plzen water, saaz hops from Zatec, Czech barley from Moravia, and the same H-strain yeast. We still germinate and malt ourselves, and continue to triple-decoct our mash over open flames. Pilsner Urquell is the World’s Original Pilsner. With aromas of fresh bread, hints of Saaz hops and honeysuckle, taste notes of caramel maltiness balanced by a distinct bitterness, and a nice creamy mouthfeel and smooth, refreshing finish, it is easy to see why the original pilsner is a great session beer. Excellent choice for craft and import drinkers looking for an authentic, easy drinking beer occasion, such as sporting events, daytime adult beverage activities, warm weather sessionabilty, barbeques, and food pairing occasions that compliment traditional European dishes as well as neutral flavored salted snacks. Pilsner Urquell is the world's first golden pilsner. Pilsner Urquell is a sessionable and refreshing golden pilsner with a slightly sweet, caramelized maltiness, balanced by a smooth, Saaz hop bitterness. Pilsner Urquell pairs well with a variety of foods, including spicy ethnic foods, shellfish, caramelized dishes, artisan cheese, and relatively neutral flavored salted snacks, such as pretzels. 139 calories and 16.9 grams of carbohydrates per 11.2 fluid ounces Pilsner Urquell is the original pilsner style beer, and means "pilsner from the original source." Brewed the same way, in the same place, with the same Czech ingredients since 1842 Crisp & Balanced